On Friday 18th June we were delighted to host the first Stellar workshop as part of the Hack Africa hackathon! This event was an introduction to the basics of blockchain and Stellar.
A huge thank you to Anke and Justin from the Stellar Development Foundation for their great presentation!About Stellar
Stellar is an open-source network for currencies and payments. Stellar makes it possible to create, send and trade digital representations of all forms of money — dollars, pesos, bitcoin, pretty much anything. It’s designed so all the world’s financial systems can work together on a single network.
For end-users, Stellar is a fast, efficient network for trading, saving, and spending digital money. For builders, it’s open financial infrastructure. Anyone can access it; there’s no permission or application needed. The software runs across a decentralized, open network and handles millions of transactions each day. Like Bitcoin and Ethereum, Stellar relies on blockchain to keep the network in sync, but the end-user experience is more like cash — Stellar is much faster, cheaper, and more energy-efficient than typical blockchain-based systems. Learn more at stellar.org and join the Stellar Global Discord.Stellar Development Foundation
The ongoing development of Stellar is guided and supported by the Stellar Development Foundation, a non-profit company based in the U.S. The Foundation helps maintain Stellar’s codebase, supports the engineering and business communities around Stellar, and is a speaking partner to regulators and institutions.Video Slides About Hack Africa
Starting on Tuesday 15th June 2021, Hack Africa challenges students and hackers to build blockchain projects that change the way Africa (and the world) works. There are over $30k in cash prizes available, as well as jobs and investment for the best hackers and projects!