Jed McCaleb is Co-founder and Chief Architect of the Stellar Development Foundation. 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, one of the largest file-sharing networks in its time, and later created Mt. Gox, the first bitcoin exchange. He is also a co-founder of Ripple. Jed recently launched astera.org, a 501c3 non-profit dedicated to researching and fostering high leverage technology that can improve the well-being, prosperity, and quality of life for all people.
A lot has changed in our ecosystem and broader industry over the past year. What better time to have a conversation on the past, present, and future of Stellar? This fireside chat featuring Denelle Dixon and Jed McCaleb covered the business and tech of Stellar, addressed common misconceptions, and presented an opportunity to get to know both leaders better on a personal level.