Stellar Overview Course

Learn how Stellar’s anchored assets, decentralized exchange, and scalable consensus model can make sending money as easy as email.
Nodes, Network, & Ledger

Nodes, Network, & Ledger

In the Stellar ecosystem, nodes store the global ledger and together make up the Stellar network.
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Assets & Anchors

Assets & Anchors

The Stellar network can be used to hold, transfer, and trade any type of asset. Using Stellar, there’s no need to create a custom, error-prone smart contract to issue an asset. Instead, the concept of an asset is built into the open source software that powers the Stellar network. This makes the process of issuing assets on the Stellar network more secure and much easier.
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Accounts & Transactions

Accounts & Transactions

As a user, you interact with the Stellar network through accounts. Accounts are saved in the global ledger. Everything else in the ledger - assets, trades, trustlines, etc. - are owned by a particular account.
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Decentralized Exchange

Decentralized Exchange

Cross-border and cross-asset payments are powered by Stellar's decentralized exchange with on-ledger order books and atomic swaps of up to 6 hops.
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Consensus Protocol

Consensus Protocol

In this video, we explore the Stellar Consensus Protocol, or Federated Byzantine Agreement, and compare it to Proof of Work and Byzantine Fault Tolerance.
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