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Monthly Roundup - August 2021

Executive Director Message

August is over and Fall is approaching. Fall has always been my favorite time of year, but even more so now because it means that Meridian 2021 is just around the corner! Registration for Meridian is now live, and I’m already excited about the agenda for this year’s conference. Not only will Meridian spotlight how Stellar has grown, but invited speakers will also debate some of the most top-of-mind topics in blockchain during the event: CBDCs vs. stablecoins, how the regulatory landscape will shift in the upcoming months, sustainability, and more. I love Meridian because it’s a fantastic opportunity to reconnect with ecosystem participants while meeting new players in the space.

As a sign of how far ecosystem participants have come, I’m pleased to announce the launch of two new case studies: RealtyBits and COINQVEST. RealtyBits is a marketplace infrastructure provider that built its platform on Stellar to provide private asset investing tools for both sponsors and investors alike. Meanwhile, former Stellar Community Fund winner COINQVEST is an all-in-one enterprise payment platform built on Stellar, offering programmable cross-blockchain settlement for merchants.

And a reminder that the Stellar Community Fund round has just entered its Community Discussion phase. Out of a record number of submissions, only 33 projects have been selected to proceed, and anyone has the chance to weigh in and offer advice to the contestants. For those interested in participating in the discussion, start by reading through the project entries. Then you can use the DISCUS interface at the bottom of each submission to provide individual feedback or just hop into the conversation over at the SCF Discord. 

Now that we’re in the final months of the year, I’m sensing a lot of activity in the air – let’s finish strong!


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