Jed McCaleb

Jed McCaleb is the President and CEO of, where he leads technical development.


Jed believes in consciously leveraging technology to reduce inefficiency and improve the human condition. He created eDonkey, one of the largest file-sharing networks of its time, as well as Mt. Gox, the first Bitcoin exchange and in 2011, Ripple. Recognizing that the world’s financial infrastructure is broken and that too many people are left without resources, he cofounded Stellar Development Foundation in 2014. Jed is also an advisor to MIRI, which researches artificial intelligence for positive impact.

Jed McCaleb Stellar with Muhammad Yunus
Stellar CTO Jed McCaleb with Muhammad Yunus

News about Jed McCaleb

An algorithm to make online currency as trustworthy as cash (Wired)

Can Stellar disrupt the stokvel? (Mbewu Project)

A new competitor for bitcoin aims to be faster and safer (MIT Tech Review)

Stellar’s Jed McCaleb: what’s new on the upgraded Stellar network (Bitcoin Magazine)

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