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.

    Top Stories

    The Bitcoin Lumen Program has launched

    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.

    Bitcoin holders, claim your lumens until August 27th, 2017 here. Ripple holders, claim your lumens until August 27th, 2017 here.

    You have until August 27th to claim your share of lumens.

    New Partnerships

    Hashcash

    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.

    Community

    Changelly now supports lumens (XLM)

    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!

    Developer News

    We’re hiring!

    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.

    Creating tokens on Stellar

    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.

    Deadline for announcing project for Stellar Build Challenge is July 15th

    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
    Business.

    Tickets available here.

    Additional meetups and event details TBC. Follow us on Twitter for updates!

    Stellar Around the World



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