Stellar (XLM) Monthly Roundup – June
Summer is finally here and the Stellar team has been hard at work around the world speaking at conferences, engaging with developers and community members and meeting with new potential partners. July will continue to be a busy month full of meet-ups, the Bitcoin Lumen Distribution Program, and the submission deadline for the 4th Stellar Build Challenge.
We are distributing up to 16 billion lumens to holders of bitcoin and up
to 1 billion lumens to holders of XRP. To find all the details of the
distribution, eligibility and steps to claim, see the full post here.
You have until August 27th to claim your share of lumens.
Hashcash consultants build financial solutions for banks and financial
institutions over blockchain. We leverage the Stellar platform to build
products that vastly improve the remittance and payments experience for
banks and their customers. Transfers happen lightning fast at a fraction
of current rates and operational cost is significantly reduced.
HashCash is headquartered in India, with operations across South Asia
and the Gulf.
Global Express Money Transfer Global Express Money Transfer enables real time cross border payments between different corridors in Africa to the rest of the world, by serving transaction needs for both businesses and individuals using cutting-edge distributed blockchain technology, ensuring consistent access and fast settlement.
Global Express Money Transfer has integrated to the Stellar platform to significantly reduce the cost and time to transfer money from Central and East Africa to China and the Middle East. They are looking to include new corridors with their integration to Stellar.
You can now buy lumens on Changelly. Changelly allows you to purchase
lumens with either fiat (USD, EUR) or other digital coins. We are
currently listed as “STR Lumens (XLM)”.
Chinese crypto-exchange Yuanbao added lumens (XLM) One of the largest Chinese crypto-exchanges Yuanbao now supports lumens for CNY/XLM pairing.
Give Feedback on projects for the Stellar Build Challenge For this round of the SBC, entrants are publicly announcing before the judging begins. This gives you, the community, a chance to check out the projects and give feedback and suggestions. Check out what people are building so far!
Interested in working at Stellar.org? We’re hiring for a variety of
developer roles. We don’t care about pedigrees but we do care if you are
smart and can get stuff done. Be nimble. Be enthusiastic. We want
spirited debates about how to build tools that will impact the future of
money. If you are interested, check out our current openings.
Everyone is talking about tokens these days. With Stellar, it is trivial to create assets.
It was built to keep track of any arbitrary asset, or currency so can
also be easily used for all these new tokens that are popping up. Find
the step-by-step guide to creating tokens with Stellar on our blog.
The deadline for announcing your project for the next SBC is July 15th, with a final submission date of July 30th. See all the details on how to announce your project here. After the July 15th deadline, you will have until July 30th to upload your final submission on the Build Challenge page.
Events and Meetups
July 10th – Suzhou, China
Ella Qiang will be presenting the Stellar project at Suzhou International Elite Week 2017 at Suzhou International Expo Center.
Click here for event details.
July 15-16th – Shanghai, China
Ella Qiang will then head to Shanghai and will be speaking at LendIt
China on July 15th at Kerry Hotel Pudong. This two-day event covers the
hottest topics in fintech including lending, insurtech, blockchain, bank
partnerships, financial inclusion and much more.
Click here for event details and register info.
July 20-26th- India
The Stellar team will be visiting India from 7/20 to 7/26. Confirmed
cities include Mumbai and Bangalore. Lisa Nestor will be speaking in
Mumbai on 7/21 at a blockchain workshop hosted by the Indian School of
Tickets available here.
Additional meetups and event details TBC. Follow us on Twitter for updates!
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