More XLM Stellar luments coin airdrop? “Onboarding everyone,” a Giant Space Drop, and Identicons!

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Monthly Roundup
August 2019
Stellar Ecosystem Updates
Megha Bambra, the Technical Lead for StellarX, talks about onboarding everyone and the StellarX mission.
SDF Board Director and Stanford professor David Mazières co-wrote an SOSP Paper about global payments on the Stellar network. This paper will appear at the 27th ACM Symposium on Operating Systems Principles in October.
This month, we launched the new website! It’s got a brand new look, plus new tools and resources for devs and the community. Check it out:
The 2B Lumen Keybase Space Drop:
We’re excited to announce we’ve partnered with Keybase for our largest airdrop ever.
SDF New Hires
Jason Chlipala, COO
Jason started his career as a tax and corporate attorney, but then made the switch to the tech world when he joined Palantir. There he led teams of engineers, data scientists and designers building custom solutions to data problems at large companies. Prior to joining SDF, Jason was the COO of Interstellar, where he worked on all areas of the business.
Sara Mai, Corporate Controller
Sara is a seasoned and active CPA professional who has worked both in public and private sections cross auditing, corporate accounting, tax, SEC reporting and Fund accounting areas. Before joining SDF, Sara was an Associate Director in Gen II Fund Service and an AVP in BNYMellon and Deutsche Bank to serve various clients with their accounting in Private Equity and Real Estate Investments. Sara loves Chinese Dance and enjoys attending Toastmaster clubs.
Siddharth Suresh, Senior Software Engineer
Siddharth is a software engineer joining the Core team. Prior to SDF, he worked on low-latency systems to trade futures and equities at Wolverine Trading. Siddharth likes to golf, play video games, and explore new restaurants on the weekends.
We are hiring! Apply today.
Stellar Developer Updates
Horizon v0.20.1 released, along with a blog about the new ingestion system:
Stellar-Core v11.4.0 released:
Go SDK v.1.4 released:
Kelp v1.7.2 released:
Are you a Stellar developer? Take a moment to voice your opinions on the Stellar Developer survey. SDF wants to hear from you!
Stellar Community Articles
LOBSTR Introduces ‘Identicons’ for Stellar Addresses
“Identicons are distinct pixel-style icons generated based on the public keys of Stellar wallets using a simple API-based tool. These easy to remember icons are like an avatar for your wallet.”
Read now
Stellar Dev Digest Issue #13
Welcome to another issue of the Stellar Dev Digest, a weekly recap of all things related to the development of the Stellar Network. Read now
How to Stream Ledger Data from the Stellar Network Using Python
SCF Round 2 is accepting submissions. Deadline to submit projects for voting is very soon, so get your proposals in today!
Project Releases & Updates
Franklin Templeton Investments has proposed a tokenized government money market fund on Stellar Network.
XLM is now available on eToroX.
StellarX hosted an AMA on Reddit, answering questions from the community.
Uphold now supports Stellar, giving users access to fiat currencies and digital assets around the world!
Pedity, a distributed content platform, is now Tree3 Network.
Swplug has introduced a WHMCS module for the Stellar network.
Stellar Events
Meridian tickets are now on sale. Today is the last day to purchase early bird tickets before standard pricing kicks in. Grab yours now!
Boris Reznikov and Tomer Weller of SDF will be speaking at the Blockchain Bridge conference being held in San Francisco this September 18th and 19th.
Nikhil spoke about Kelp at Blockchain Center SF.
Lisa spoke with DASS about new use-case opportunities for stablecoins.
Tomer Weller hosted a Stellar webinar for devs during the Coinlist and IDEO CoLab Hackathon. Check out the full video here.
Nikhil discusses Stellar’s use case as a payments network on the Hashing It Out podcast.
SatoshiPay hosted another successful Stellar Meetup in Berlin.
SDF and the Blockchain Innovation Associates teamed up for a Meetup in Manhattan on Thursday, September 5.
Reminder: Beware of “Hard Fork” Scams and “Giveaway Scams”. Learn more about how to protect yourself and your accounts in our Security guide.
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