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Stellar Lumens has 13 team members, 3 board members and 0 advisors that are currently listed on the official website. Stellar is also hiring more employees that are interested in a career at Stellar. The platform was founded by Jed McCaleb and Joyce Kim. McCaleb was one of the investors and co-founders of Ripple and a part of the initial Mt.Gox team. Kim however, worked as a venture capitalist and as an entrepreneur.
The team also includes a lot of other venture capitalists, developers, and entrepreneurs. The chief scientist of the company is David Mazieres who was a computer science professor at Stanford University and was also the chief head in creating the Stellar Consensus protocol. Some of the other team prominent members include Patrick Collison who is the CEO of Stripe, Sam Altman who is the Y Combinator president, Shivani Siroya who is the CEO of InVenture and Naval Ravikant who is the CEO of AngelList.
Back in 2014, McCaleb launched the network system Stellar with the former lawyer Joyce Kim and founded the Stellar Development Foundation which was created in partnership with Stripe, launched in 2014 in July. Patrick Collison and McCaleb agreed that they had to establish a non-profit foundation that will be separate from Stellar. Stellar was later renamed to Lumens or XLM and by 2015, the company had more than 3 million registered user accounts on its platform and XLM’s market cap reached $15 million.
The profit entity of the company Lightyear.io, launched in May 2017 and acted as the commercial side of the company. The platform has now joined forces with Interstellar and Chain.com. In 2017, Stellar announced the benefits program which awarded partners up to $2 million worth of coins for the development of the project. In 2018, Lightyear Corporation attained Chain and the company was named Interstellar.
Stellar had two main goals for 2018. The first was to build a front-end for the Stellar decentralized exchange which will enable on-chain and protocol-level exchanges for the stellar tokens and create liquidity in order to maximize the asset choice. The second was implementing the lightning network on Stellar which will increase the efficiency of the private transactions having a huge effect on Stellar’s long-term scalability. The 2019 roadmap includes developments and improvements of the Horizon, Stellar Core, Product, ecosystem, and organization.
Horizon which is the client-facing API server for the ecosystem was supposed to create a technical spec for CORE/horizon API. The Stellar core software had improved decentralization while preserving performance and making node management faster. Some of the other goals included redesigning Stellar.org, making better tools and creating open-source wallets.
The ecosystem of stellar is a social and developer community ecosystem where the most active in fintech can be found. The goals include increasing the community presence, marketplace and integrating more feedback from the community as well as collaborating with ecosystem projects. Some of the other goals include hiring more skilled people and increasing the clarity around SDF’s lumen holdings and further distribution plans.