Monthly Roundup – April

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Interested in seeing what we were up to last month? Below we have put together a roundup of the most exciting news and updates from April.

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Top Stories

Dr. Olayinka David-West: How to Drive Financial Inclusion in Nigeria
To kick off #finclusion month at Stellar.org, we are excited to feature for our first post an interview with David-West Olayinka; Academic director at Lagos Business School and Enterprise Development Centre (EDC) of the Pan-Atlantic University respectively.

TEMPO Launches EURT Trading on Stellar Distributed Exchange
To facilitate flow across the Stellar network, TEMPO is issuing the EURT which can be traded for PHP, XLM, and the JPY on the Stellar decentralized exchange. Clients can use the EURT for trading or cash out to European bank accounts using SEPA. TEMPO and their various partners will value EURTs at full parity to the EUR.

New Partnerships

bext360
bext360 launches out of stealth to reveal their smart coffee kiosk built on Stellar that gives coffee farmers the fair deal they deserve.

MatchMove
MatchMove is one of Singapore’s fastest growing companies, providing end-to-end payment solutions to startups and large enterprises to boost user engagement and increase revenue. Their proprietary cloud-based MatchMove Wallet OS enables any company to easily provide customers a fully branded, secure mobile wallet solution that is easy, safe and fast. MatchMove will utilize Stellar’s payment network to process client transactions faster, cheaper and securely.

Bahrain Finance Company (BFC)
The Bahrain Finance Company has been providing money transfer and money exchange services globally for over 100 years. They will utilize Stellar to facilitate real-time cross-border settlement, as well as provide regional money transfer and market making services.

IZP Group
IZP is a Chinese leading enterprise in big data, fintech and trade facilitation. IZP’s subsidiary company Globebill will utilize Stellar’s payment network to facilitate cross-border clearing and settlement more efficiently.

Community Updates

Stellar.org Bug Bounty Program
No technology is perfect, and Stellar believes that working with skilled security researchers across the globe is crucial in identifying weaknesses in any technology. If you believe you’ve found a security issue in our product or service, we encourage you to notify us. We welcome working with and rewarding you to resolve the issue promptly.

How to Guide: Using Stellar and Tempo to payout all over the world
Learn how to easily use Lumens, EURTs, BTC, ETH to send a payment to anywhere served by TEMPO. Tempo supports payout in all EUROZONE countries to any bank account, allowing you to pick up cash from their store in Paris and in over 40 countries worldwide.

Lead a Stellar Meetup
Help spread the word about Stellar.org and lumens. Head to our community page where we’ve put together a helpful document with general tips, tricks and other handy information for a successful Stellar meetup.

Developer Spotlight

The Stellar.org Build Challenge ended on April 15th and we were thrilled with all the entries we received. Below are just a few of the entries that we would like to showcase. Check them out!

Stellar Desktop Client
For Mac or PC. The Stellar Desktop Client is an open source desktop client. It allows you to encrypt your secret key and store it as a file locally on your computer. Easily trust, send, and trade all within the client.

Willet
Willet is an easy to use multi-cryptocurrency wallet, allowing you to store, exchange and pay with multiple currencies.

Fed.network
Fed.network is an open federation service for the Stellar network. Fed.network allows you to easily claim and connect an easy-to-remember username (e.g Tom*fed.network) to your account ID to make sending or receiving a payment secure and simple.

Events

Luxblockhackathon

Still time to register for the Luxblockhackathon!
1.5 million lumens awarded to the winning team
When: May 8-9, 2017
Where: Luxembourg
Register here

  • Two-day hackathon: topic TBD, linked to Asset Transfer or Digital Identity
  • Build with Stellar and win great prizes!
  • Stellar meetup on Tuesday May 9th following winner announcement
  • Public presentation and demo hour May 9th featuring:
    • David Mazieres – Chief Scientist at Stellar
    • Tempo
    • Centaurus

ICT Spring Europe

ICT Spring Europe
When: May 9th and 10th, 2017
Where: Luxembourg
Register here

  • Join David Mazieres at the FincTech Summit at ICT Spring Europe on May 9th at 9:20am where he will be giving a presentation on the Stellar Consensus Protocol.

WanCloud

WanCloud Open Day
When: May 12th, 2017
Where: Shanghai, China
Register here

  • Join Jed McCaleb at the WanCloud Open Day on May 12th 1:00PM-5:30PM where he will be giving a presentation on Stellar and our recent global initiatives.

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