Stellar Core v10.3.0 improves the performance of a node by up to 10x on low end hardware.
Coinbase Pro launched lumen trading with USD, EUR, and BTC trading pairs.
“Could you see a cartoon rocket ship in use at some central bank or in a press release from a national monetary authority? We couldn’t either."
Börsenmedien AG - “one of the leading media houses for finance information in German- speaking regions” - has invested in SatoshiPay and is integrating SatoshiPay into their media outlets.
Hacker Noon expands on the Bitbond STO and discusses their stable coin partnership with Tempo.
Iran’s biggest banks have forked the Stellar codebase and created a new network called Kuknos with a gold-backed native token called PayMon.
Plans for 2019 include streamlining Core so more validators can join the network, significant changes to Horizon, an overhauled Stellar.org site, an open-source wallet SDK, ecosystem projects being supported by SDF, and more.
HTC's Exodus 1 blockchain phone comes with Nodle’s app installed, allowing you to earn NODL coin on the Stellar network and store your Stellar secret seed on the phone's hardware wallet.
DSTOQ published a demo video of their upcoming trading app for exchanging stocks and ETFs on the Stellar network and released an application for their Beta Tester program.
Paul Selden of StellarGuard details the risks involved in setting the low threshold on a multisig account to 0.
Jesse Lund discusses who the customers of World Wire are (“market makers who provide the pay in and pay out locations”) and gives a preview of an upcoming announcement to be made at Money20/20 Asia.
TWG interviews BlockEQ co-founder Jon Lister, who discusses their upcoming anchor plans.
SDF engineer Tomer Weller writes that increased network activity has made it difficult to get transactions into ledgers lately. “About a quarter of ledgers are maxing out at 50 transactions” (the current ledger limit set by the validators in the network). Many of these failed transactions are sets of path payment operations intent on arbitraging price differences in the network’s order books. He also discusses CAP5’s upcoming “dutch auction” fee payments and a general sentiment that the minimum fee should increase.
OrbitLens of Stellar.Expert has released a tool for exporting a Stellar account’s transactions in a BitcoinTax-compatible format for tax reporting purposes.
Germany’s securities regulator BaFin has approved Bitbond to issue a security token offering (STO) called the Bitbond Token (BB1) on the Stellar network. The raise will fund Bitbond’s business financing products, and token holders will receive 4% annual interest plus a variable coupon based on profits. The token will be tradable on the Stellar DEX after the sale.
Jesse Lund of IBM, Tammy Camp of Stronghold, Jed McCaleb of SDF, and Michael Warner of the Federal Reserve Bank spoke yesterday on a panel at IBM Think 2019. Warner of the Fed asked the panelists how to design a digital currency for the United States, and the panelists estimated when they would expect to see CBDCs issued (1-3 years).