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Stellar Dev Digest: Issue #28

Growth in delegated signing, Testnet reset Wednesday, new Horizon release.

News & Posts of the Week

  • African fintech firm Flutterwave raises $35M in a Series B round. They actively maintain a Stellar integration for cross-border remittances between Europe and Nigeria. — Read the TechCrunch article here.
  • Mister Ticot, creator of Cosmic.link, put out a blog post detailing the growth of delegated signing in the Stellar ecosystem. Delegated signing improves security by allowing users to sign transactions on multiple Stellar apps using a single wallet. It also means users don’t have to copy and paste private keys all over the place, which can help protect them from malicious sites and scams. — Read more here.
  • Stellar Community Podcast Ep. 2 is out! It features a conversation with Paul Selden of StellarGuard about layered security.— Listen here.
  • COO of SDF, Jason Chlipala, took a trip to the World Economic Forum in Davos to discuss taking digital assets mainstream with the Global Blockchain Business Council.
  • SDF is hosting a “Build Your Own Stellar Wallet” workshop in San Francisco on February 19. It’ll cover everything you need to know to build a fully-functional Stellar wallet. — RSVP here.

Application of the Week

This week I’m featuring Testnet.ai — An Easy Stellar Testnet Token Manager!

Releases and Updates

Remember that new Horizon ingestion engine we started testing a while back? Well, the Horizon 1.0.0 Alpha was released Friday, and it’s a preview of what things will be like when that new ingestion engine is switched on.

  • An in-memory order book graph for rapid querying.
  • The ability to run parallel ingestion over multiple Horizon hosts, improving service availability for production deployments.
  • Data inconsistency due to lag between endpoints is eliminated.
  • Slow endpoints (path-finding for example) are now speedy.

Active Discussions

💬 The hot topic on the dev mailing list this week continues to be the Account Memo Requirements SEP.

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Did I Miss Something?

If you found that something from this issue is missing or inaccurate reach out to me (kolten) on Keybase and I’ll make sure to fix it 👍

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