Paradigm
Paradigm
Aug 9 · 4 min read

Biweekly update 26th July — 9th August

This is not financial advice.

During the last two weeks, Stellar illustrated the average level of social activity. Firstly, Stellar released Horizon v0.19.0 and added an experimental endpoint that fetches signers for an account. It uses an all-new, modular ingestion system, which will allow for the quick development of new features for Stellar. Secondly, now Stellar is available on eToroX. It has added Stellar Lumens as a base currency on the eToroX Exchange. Blockchain technology has the means to include more people in a new financial world, who might have previously been excluded from it. Stellar shares this ethos and eToroX will add it to its Exchange and on-chain Wallet for people to buy, sell and hold, 24/7. More to follow!

Development

Github metrics
Developer activity (from Coinlib.io)

Stellar released Horizon v0.19.0, adding an experimental endpoint that fetches signers for an account. It uses an all-new, modular ingestion system, which will allow for the quick development of new features for Stellar.

Social encounters

Stellar came onto the cryptocurrency scene back in mid-2014. Emerging from a rift within executives of the cross-border coin, Ripple, this new blockchain network and cryptocurrency seized a foothold in developing economies where remittance played a huge role. Since then, it’s expanded its reach, building partnerships around the globe, but what exactly is it?

Top Ten Most Watched Cryptocurrencies on StockTwits:

  1. Bitcoin (BTC.X) 138,224 Watchers
  2. Ethereum (ETH.X) 66,749 Watchers
  3. Ripple (XRP.X) 59,367 Watchers
  4. Litecoin (LTC.X) 57,460 Watchers
  5. Tronix (TRX.X) 29,263 Watchers
  6. Bitcoin Cash (BCH.X) 18,422 Watchers
  7. Stellar Lumens XLM.X 17,642 Watchers
  8. Cardano (ADA.X) 14,939 Watchers
  9. IOTA (IOT.X) 12,656 Watchers
  10. NEO (NEO.X) 11,913 Watchers

Upcoming events:

Earlier this month, IDEO CoLab announced the launch of its new Startup Studio program to help accelerate the world’s best blockchain entrepreneurs and startups, in partnership with over 20 leading organizations and protocols and 50+ world-class mentors.

A global online hackathon partnered with CoinList and the foundations and development teams of five leading blockchain protocols: Ethereum, NEAR, Oasis, Stellar, and Tezos. The online hackathon will run from August 5th through September 22nd, with one crucial twist: teams will be expected to ship a functional version of their project by September 9th and spend the last ~ two weeks getting adoption and demonstrating traction.

Prizes

Grand Prize (1)

  • $10,000
  • Invitation to become an IDEO CoLab Resident and spend two months at IDEO CoLab in either San Francisco or Boston
  • Invitation to attend and demo at IDEO Blueprint 2019, IDEO’s annual innovation conference in San Francisco on October 2019

Runner-Up (1)

  • $5,000
  • Invitation to attend and demo at IDEO Blueprint 2019, IDEO’s annual innovation conference in San Francisco on October 2019

Protocol Winners (5 — one for each protocol)

  • $2,000
  • Additional experience-based prizes, including participation in incubation programs and highly sought-after tickets to industry conferences (more details)

Timeline and Key Dates

  • Thursday, July 25 — Hackathon announcement
  • Monday, August 5 — Hackathon starts
  • Monday, September 9 — Adoptathon starts
  • Sunday, September 22 — Hackathon and Adoptathon ends
  • Friday, October 4 — Winners announced

Getting Started

Tezos

Ethereum

Oasis

NEAR

Stellar

All sessions will be both live-streamed and recorded and posted online.

See also:

Finance

Token holders, the number of payments, trades and assets (information from stellar.expert)

eToroX is making Stellar a base currency for trading pairs on eToroX, to be tradeable against other crypto-assets and stablecoins.

Stellar is an open-source and decentralized payment network protocol with its currency (XLM), which connects banks, payment systems and people, aiming to provide global access to low-cost financial services for all.

The list of Stellar trading pairs includes:

  • XLM-GBPX
  • XLM-EURX
  • XLM-JPYX
  • XLM-CHFX
  • XLM-AUDX
  • XLM-NZDX

eToroX is also adding another five GBPX-based FX trading pairs, extending its 24/7 trading capabilities even further:

  • GBPX-JP
  • GBPX-CHFX
  • GBPX-CADX
  • GBPX-AUDX

Paradigm fund

Paradigm is a family office fund investing in crypto space since 2013. We are a group of industry experts & crypto enthusiasts consisting of PhDs and graduates from the top universities with experience in creating startups, trading on traditional financial markets and blockchain

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Paradigm is a family office fund investing in crypto space since 2013. We are a group of industry experts & crypto enthusiasts consisting of PhDs and graduates from the top universities with experience in creating startups, trading on traditional financial markets and blockchain

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