Justin Rice

Justin Rice is the Vice President of Ecosystem at 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. In this role, he represents developers building on the Stellar network and coordinates members of the Stellar ecosystem, with an ultimate focus on growth, development and ongoing health of that system. Prior to his current role, Justin worked in Stellar product development, where he helped build the StellarX exchange, which utilizes Stellar open-source technology. He holds a Bachelors of Arts degree in Comparative Literature from Harvard University.
Wednesday, October 12
11:30 am - 12:00 pm

Why Networks Halt... and Does It Matter?

Blockchains should never halt, but they sometimes do (even Stellar halted once). Why does this happen? How can it be prevented? Does it really matter? Come sit down with us for a fireside chat on network halts.

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.

Thursday, October 13
10:30 am - 11:00 am

Why Stellar’s Approach to Decentralization Matters

Stellar has a unique design because it relies on Proof of Agreement for consensus.  What are the challenges and benefits of that design?  How does it impact decentralization? Join Blockdaemon Chief Engineer Nye Liu in a fireside chat with SDF's Justin Rice as they grapple with these, and other, weighty questions.