Candace Kelly is the General Counsel of the Stellar Development Foundation (SDF), a non-profit organization that supports the development and growth of Stellar, an open-source network that connects the world’s financial infrastructure. At SDF, she leads legal, policy, and government relations, focused on bridging the gap between the public and private sectors, fostering dialogue and growing partnerships with global regulators and policymakers.Prior to joining Stellar, Candace worked for Uber Technologies, Inc., where she held a variety of positions, helping to navigate the company’s response to regulatory investigations and advising on safety, security, privacy, consumer protection, and law enforcement response. Candace brings her vast legal experience to SDF, most notably her 17 year career at the United States Department of Justice, where she held positions as a legal and policy advisor on national security, criminal, and civil rights issues in leadership offices in Washington D.C. and as a prosecutor in the Northern District of California.
Join the Stellar Development Foundation for a recap and discussion of our work in 2021. We covered milestones from the past year followed by Q&A with select members of the SDF team.
CBDCs and stablecoins—and the tension between them—came into the mainstream conversation in full force this past year. What is the future of digital currency? This debate touched on what makes a trusted global currency, stablecoins’ and CBDCs’ roles in the evolution of money, and more.