Stellar discussions by the Public Node community

Stellar discussions by the Public Node community

Public Node community members discussing all aspects of the Stellar ecosystem - from brainstorming to developer interviews and everything in between.

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May 5, 2021 33 min

Daniel from Public Node interviews Steve Walker - the CEO and Co-Founder of Task.io.  After a quick introduction, Steve explains how Task leverages the Stellar.org blockchain technology to help further the missions of nonprofit organizations. 

Steve explains how Task uses the open and inclusive Stellar blockchain network to provide token rewards and to bring greater transparency of nonprofit activities to donors.  Steve provides tw...

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JoeShon "Joe" Monroe from A Stellar World Podcast brings Public Node's Weekly Wrap-Up of Stellar-related news.

The Stellar Development Foundation (SDF) provided updates on its response to Financial Action Task Force's  (FATF) draft guidance.

The SDF announced the Stellar Community Seed Fund finalists.  Through a series of blogs, the SDF will showcase the finalists and their accomplishments, motivations, and future pl...

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April 16, 2021 2 min

JoeShon "Joe" Monroe from A Stellar World Podcast brings Public Node's Weekly Wrap-Up of Stellar-related news.

The Stellar Development Foundation (SDF) released its Q1 2021 review.  A few of the highlights include launching USDC on the Stellar network, Enterprise Fund investments in Wyre, Cowrie Integrated Systems, and DSTOQ.   Release of Horizon 2.0 was also a notable achievement. 

The Stellar Core Protocol 16 upgrade w...

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April 9, 2021 3 min

JoeShon "Joe" Monroe from A Stellar World Podcast brings Public Node's Weekly Wrap-Up of Stellar-related news.

This week started hard with news of issues on the Stellar network.  Several exchanges paused transfers on the network during the network event.   The network stayed up, but several Stellar service providers were impacted that use SDF Horizon endpoints to interact with the ledger.  See Decentralized to the Core a...

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April 2, 2021 3 min

JoeShon "Joe" Monroe from A Stellar World Podcast brings Public Node's Weekly Wrap-Up of Stellar-related news.

In news this week, the Stellar Development Foundation (SDF) provided an important update to the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network's (FinCEN) Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) on “Requirements for Certain Transactions Involving Convertible Virtual Currency or Digital Assets”.  Specifically, FinCEN exten...

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March 26, 2021 3 min

JoeShon "Joe" Monroe from A Stellar World Podcast brings Public Node's Weekly Wrap-Up of Stellar-related news.

In news this week, a Nasdaq article reports that Stellar lumens need an institutional audience to become top altcoin.  The report states that the Stellar blockchain can reduce or eliminate the complexity of the Nostro-Vostro process - when one bank has another bank's money on deposit.  The article further po...

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March 12, 2021 4 min

JoeShon "Joe" Monroe from A Stellar World Podcast brings Public Node's Weekly Wrap-Up of Stellar-related news.

In news this week, Bloomberg adds price data for 6 new crypto assets - including Stellar XLM.

Mike Kennedy, former CEO and Co-Founder of Zelle, makes a guest appearance on the How Success Happens podcast where he talks about Inter/Stellar, a businesses using stellar to build the future of international payments. ...

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March 5, 2021 3 min

JoeShon "Joe" Monroe from A Stellar World Podcast brings Public Node's Weekly Wrap-Up of Stellar-related news.

In news this week, The Stellar Development Foundation announced the release of Horizon 2.0.  This upgrade brings massive performance and architecture benefits that make running  Stellar infrastructure easier than ever.

Next, Thailand's largest bank, Siam Commercial Bank (SCB) announced that they have partnere...

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February 26, 2021 3 min

JoeShon "Joe" Monroe from A Stellar World Podcast brings Public Node's Weekly Wrap-Up of Stellar-related news.

In news this week, the Hack the System event started on the 25th of February 2021 and will last six weeks. 

The Stellar Development Foundation announced there will be a Women Building in Blockchain event on March 8th where Denelle Dixon will moderate a discussion among several high-profile women in blockchain. ...

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February 19, 2021 3 min

JoeShon "Joe" Monroe from A Stellar World Podcast brings Public Node's Weekly Wrap-Up of Stellar-related news.

News this week includes an upcoming  Stellar-based Hack the System event where programmers can earn XLM prizes to complete certain Stellar-related challenges.   Stellar Lumens (XLM) Hack the System from February 25, 2021 to 10 Weeks Forward.

On February 16th 2021, iTrustCapital announced they now allow you to p...

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February 12, 2021 4 min

JoeShon "Joe" Monroe from A Stellar World Podcast brings Public Node's Weekly Wrap-Up of Stellar-related news. 

On Sunday Cointelegraph included Stellar Lumens in their top 5 currencies of the week. It also included BTC, DOT, LINK, and THETA.

On Tuesday Yahoo Finance reported that “Lightnet Expands Payout Services Across Southeast Asia Through Collaboration With MoneyGram”.  It goes on to say that “Lightnet…launched a col...

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Brian and Daniel discuss their observations of cryptocurrency market prices.  Specifically, that they tend to go up and down together more often than they do not.  They then provide some explanations for why that might be, but also point out that it's still a bit unusual given how different many blockchain projects are from each other - like gold and shoes. 

Brian and Daniel then go on to explain how market prices reacted to th...

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FinClusive's mission is to bring secure, compliance-centered banking to the 2.5 to 3.5 billion people and businesses worldwide who are financially excluded or underserved.  FinClusive is using the open and inclusive Stellar network to deliver on this mission.

Sam Conner and Amit Sharma (CEO of FinClusive) discuss Amit's background and how the United States' response to the September 11th attack ultimately resulted in exc...

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Clic.World is creating an end-to-end community centric financial based eco-system in Africa using the open and inclusive Stellar network. 

Sam Conner and Andre van Zyl (co-founder of Clic.World) discuss Clic.World's six-year journey, from inception to big plans for 2021 - the year when Andre believes the handbrake will be released and everything is going to happen.  The discussion starts with a promise of sharing Uganda's B...

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December 10, 2020 26 min

Brian and Daniel discuss the two exciting new features that went live on Stellar with the release of Stellar Core Protocol 15.  The features are claimable balances and sponsored reserves.  Brian and Daniel explain how these two features combine with the fee-bump feature that was released with Protocol 13 to provide developers the trifecta of tools needed to put the blockchain technology completely behind the scenes for users.

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November 6, 2020 47 min

Cowrie Exchange is a Nigerian based fiat to crypto gateway that provides a way to trade cryptos with local fiat currency in the region.

Sam Conner and Ladi Okorodudu, from the Cowrie Exchange, discuss what the Cowrie Exchange has done so far for Nigeria and how it plans to be the leading African payment network using Stellar.  The discussion begins with Ladi explaining the current state of Africa and the entrepreneurial spirit of Ni...

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Sam Conner and Tyler van der Hoeven from the Stellar Development Foundation (SDF) discuss the current state of the Stellar Community Fund (SCF) and the robust launch of Stellar Quest.

The interview begins with Tyler in his parents' basement picking apples and planting pumpkins.  It ends with Tyler's palpable excitement around Stellar Quest.   Tyler explains how he found Stellar and how he ultimately got hired by the SDF.  Sa...

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COINQVEST provides cryptocurrency payment processing so that a business can accept and settle payments in Bitcoin, Ethereum and Stellar Lumens while also keeping accountants and tax authorities happy.  COINQVEST, in conjunction with the Stellar blockchain technology, also allows the business to receive national currencies like EUR, USD or NGN regardless of whether their customers choose to pay in Bitcoin, Ethereum or Stellar Lumens...

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Bitbond improves the issuance, settlement and custody of bonds with the help of Stellar blockchain technology and tokenization. 

Sam Conner and Radko Albrecht, CEO and founder of Bitbond, discuss Bitbond's early accomplishments, partnerships, regulations in Germany, and an exciting future of financial inclusion.  Radko explains that Bitbond Token (BB1) serves as a showcase for issuing a dematerialized security token in Europe us...

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Saldo.mx aims to make it easier, less costly, and safer for migrant communities to make cross-border remittances to pay bills at home.

Sam and Marco, the founder of Saldo.mx, discuss the tremendous need that exists in the remittance space and how Saldo.mx aims to solve the problem by offering a digital peso (also known as a stable coin or a peso anchor) on the open and inclusive Stellar network.  In addition to highlighting the real...

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