Monthly Roundup – August


School is back in session and summer is coming to an end (for most of us anyways). Don’t let end-of-summer blues get you down though because we have an action-packed newsletter for you! Read on to learn about the Stellar Partnership Grant Program, the next Stellar Build Challenge, new partnerships, job openings and more!


Top Stories

Announcing the Stellar Partnership Grant Program

We are excited to announce the launch of the Stellar Partnership Grant Program. This program will aim to promote the development of high-impact projects in the Stellar ecosystem.

Stellar.org is accepting proposals from innovative organizations that are interested in building on the Stellar network to promote global financial access and inclusion, with a primary focus on Anchors (both fiat currencies and cryptocurrencies) and Exchanges. To incentivize our partners and reward network development, we will be granting selected partners up to $2,000,000 USD per grant (paid in XLM) to ensure that they are co-beneficiaries of network growth.

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New Partnerships

Microsave
MicroSave is a leading international consulting firm that offers practical, market-led solutions focused on enhancing access to financial services to the low and middle-income segments. Our inspiration is to live in a world in which all people have access to high-quality, affordable, market-led financial services and other support they need.


ICO

Collective 21 offering Stellar.org community exclusive early access to their pre-sale
C21’s vision is to be the go-to platform for managing and trading all of your assets beyond just crypto, globally. They are offering the Stellar.org Community special early access to their pre-sale at $0.15 with no minimum through next Thursday at 11:59pm PST 9/14/17. (Actual pre-sale, min. $25k starts 9/15)

Rocksolve pre-sale ICO launches on 9/11 for their ROIN coin
Rocksolve is using Stellar to enable faster, quicker and more reliable payments (cross-border, micro and domestic), for geological services.

eSACCO ICO ends September 21st.
eSACCO is working to provide a social banking service to members while retaining the social values and advantages of a traditional savings and credit cooperative in Africa. The eSACCO Dividend Token (ESDT) is offered for sale on the Stellar blockchain platform direct from eSACCO and through Clic.World.

3 Common Misconceptions about ICO Law
In this post we help blockchain entrepreneurs better navigate this developing space by clearing up a few common misunderstandings surrounding the regulatory landscape.


Community

Interview with Stellar Co-Founder and CTO, Jed McCaleb, on The Bad Crypto Podcast
New to Stellar or just want to learn more? Check out a recent episode of The Bad Crypto Podcast featuring an interview with Stellar Co-Founder, Jed McCaleb.

CoinSwitch.Co has added XLM
Lumens are now available for trading on (XLM) on CoinSwitch. Fast crypto market exchanges, no fees, and a simple process.

Results for the 4th Stellar Build Challenge
With the final SBC underway, we are excited to highlight the 23 participants that were awarded a combined 7.95 million lumens in the 4th Stellar Build Challenge! With over 40 entries this round, we hope the final SBC of 2017 will be our biggest yet.


Developer News

The next Build Challenge is here!
This year we have seen some amazing projects come out of the Stellar Build Challenge. We initiated this program to encourage creativity and development in the Stellar ecosystem and we have been overwhelmed by the amazing projects that have come out of the Challenge. We look forward to seeing what you’ll build for this next round!

Stellar is hiring!
Interested in working at Stellar.org? We’re hiring for a variety of developer roles. We don’t care about pedigrees but we do care if you are smart and can get stuff done. Be nimble. Be enthusiastic. We want spirited debates about how to build tools that will impact the future of money. If you are interested, check out our current openings.

Dashboard Updates
New additions include new distribution stats and monitoring for popular nodes uptime.


Events and Meetups

September 13th – Shanghai, China
Jed will be speaking at a panel organized by Cryptominded at the NakedHub in Shanghai.
Event Link

September 14th – September 16th – Shanghai, China
Stellar CTO and Co-Founder, Jed McCaleb, will be speaking at the Global Blockchain Summit in Shanghai, China this September.
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September 22nd – Nairobi, Kenya
Tunde Ladipo will be speaking at the IMTC Africa forum at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Upper Hill, Nairobi. The IMTC conference will focus on international money transfers across Africa. Tunde will be discussing innovative ways of doing money transfers using the Stellar platform.
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Gigs

Mobius
Mobius closes the gap between the internet world and blockchain world through innovative and simple protocols that introduce new standards for cross-blockchain login, payment, governance, and oracles.
Current opening: Founding Engineer

Stronghold
We’re building an exchange web app using the Stellar decentralized exchange as the backend. We plan on listing multiple altcoins and maybe even some ERC20 ICO tokens. We’d love to have developers who are familiar with Stellar and have a passion for front end development! Please reach out to: [email protected]

Summer might be at an end, but this fall expect more exciting news from the team at Stellar.

Onwards,
Team Stellar

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