Jed McCaleb

Jed McCaleb

Cofounder and CTO of Stellar

Jed McCaleb is co-founder and CTO of Stellar, a universal financial platform that connects banks, payment systems, and people, and is supported by the nonprofit Stellar Foundation.  The Stellar platform (currency: lumen, ticker: XLM) makes it possible to conduct secure international money transfers and currency exchanges for very low fees, almost instantaneously. McCaleb also founded Ripple in 2012 and was the original creator of Mt.Gox, the world’s first major Bitcoin exchange. McCaleb holds a prominent role as a leader in the evolving history, development, and worldwide adoption of cryptocurrencies, and continues his work to help repair today’s global financial infrastructure by building decentralized systems and other technology that democratize economic participation and improve human life.

Altcoins: Beyond Bitcoin and the Ether

Channel One

How do smaller coin ecosystems fit in the large cryptocurrency landscape relative to Bitcoin and Ethereum. Explanation of various consensus mechanisms: DLT, Blockchains, DAGs What are the most important differentiators of altcoins and what are the keys to their success? Stellar, IOTA, Bitshares