Jed McCaleb

Jed McCaleb is co-founder and Chief Architect of the Stellar Development Foundation, an open network that connects the world’s financial infrastructure. In 2014, Jed created Stellar, an open-source blockchain network built to democratize economic participation by making money more fluid, markets more open, and people more empowered. An early pioneer in decentralized systems and blockchain technology, he created eDonkey2000 which became one of the largest file-sharing networks in its time. He later created Mt. Gox, the first bitcoin exchange, which was subsequently sold and re-coded by its current owners. He is also a co-founder of Ripple.
Tuesday, October 11
10:30 am - 11:00 am

Founders Fireside Chat with Jed McCaleb and David Mazières

Stellar is one of the OG blockchains — launched before words like DeFi, stablecoin, or DAO became common industry vernacular. Join us as we sit down with Jed and David, Stellar creators and SDF founders, to cover as much as we can in 30 minutes—everything from advice for other founders in this market, AI research, new projects, tribalism in crypto, and shutting down the taco stand.

Thursday, October 13
11:00 am - 11:40 am

How "Done" is Stellar? An Open Discussion on the Technical Roadmap

80%? 40%? The answer to how “done” is a blockchain differs depending on the protocol. Join this session to hear from the technical leaders driving Stellar’s development on what’s left to do on Stellar and get their take on when, if ever, Stellar will be done.