Co-Founder of Stellar, Jed McCaleb

Jed McCaleb partnered with Joyce Kim in the creation of Stellar Development Foundation. Jed serves as the CTO of the young company. He also manages the technical development portion of Stellar. Jed, known for his programming skills, develops Stellar technically. He also responds to emails and manages other details that go along with running a successful business.

Stellar, a non-profit organization that deals in technological literacy, supports Stellar. The organization also provides an open source software. McCaleb focuses on improving the technology already available as well as developing new technologies to solve current issues.

Bitcoin was partially inspiration for developing Stellar, Jed believed that the technology behind the crypto currency site could resolve several issues. Jed decided that there was a need for developing technology that could connect financial institutions, for example. rather than developing currency, Stellar acts as an open source that creates a relationship between multiple financial institutions.

Stellar, which was created in 2014, has recently received an update. The network is much more user-friendly and easier to navigate. Network security of the company has also been updated with the new Stellar Consensus Protocol. McCaleb has developed the software for Stellar to make is easily accessible by all users.

Jed McCaleb has had a long career in networking and programming. Before developing Stellar, he developed eDonkey2000 along with Sam Yagan. eDonkey2000 was the first peer file sharing system to be developed. It is now one of the largest file-sharing systems available. Currently, along with being co-founder and developer of Stellar, he acts as an adviser to MIRI. MIRI focuses on research involving artificial intelligence. Jed had a large hand in developing cryptocurrency, M. Gox. Mt. Gox was the first Bitcoin exchange that ever occurred. McCaleb is focused on providing technology that is easy to use and secure for people to transfer currency.