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Jed McCaleb

Co-Founder & Chief Architect, Stellar Development Foundation

Jed McCaleb is co-founder and Chief Architect of the Stellar Development Foundation, an open network which connects the world’s financial infrastructure. In 2014, Jed created Stellar, an open-source blockchain network built to democratize economic participation by making money more fluid, markets more open, and people more empowered.

An early pioneer in decentralized systems and blockchain technology, he created eDonkey2000 which became one of the largest file-sharing networks in its time. He later created Mt. Gox, the first bitcoin exchange, which was subsequently sold and re-coded by its current owners. He is also a founder of Ripple. Jed’s devoted his career to developing and leveraging technology that promotes inclusion and transparency.

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