The Stellar Development Foundation (SDF), the foundation behind the development of the Stellar Lumens blockchain, is holding an online conference entitled Meridian 2020 with high-level speakers.
Meridian started only yesterday and will end on November 20th.
“Global Connections to Solve Real World Challenges” is the theme of the event, so it is a conference on how to use the Stellar Lumens blockchain to solve the different problems that arise in a globalized world like the one we live in today.
Some of the topics include interoperability, liquidity, policies and much more. In order to explain these issues, several representatives from different sectors have been called to explain them, not necessarily connected to the blockchain space.
Stellar Lumens and blockchain development at Meridian 2020
Obviously, a lot of space is dedicated to the speeches of the Stellar team, since the conference is mainly aimed at promoting this blockchain.
This morning, for example, Stellar Lumens’ Senior Software Engineer Jon Jove took the floor during Meridian, explaining how every innovation is extensively tested before going on the mainnet:
“We test very heavily. We probably spend more time testing the changes we make than we spend actually writing them. Because there are so many possibilities, we want to make sure we didn’t leave anything unhandled. The security of the Stellar Network is much more important than introducing a cool feature”.
Stellar’s Senior Software Engineer, Howard Chen, spoke about the user experience of the project:
“In order to provide the best user experience, we don’t want to have our users worry about fee requirements. We want them to be able to use the app as soon as they have their digital tokens in hand”.
The speakers of Meridian 2020
Among the other speakers present at the event there are:
- Tim Berners-Lee, author of the World Wide Web (www),
- Denelle Dixon, CEO of the Stellar Development Foundation,
- Reid Hoffman, co-founder of LinkedIn
- others who will illustrate various issues and make their own considerations.
This is not just a crypto event: Meridian is holding some interesting and interactive breaks such as those focused on yoga and wellness, music and gaming and entertainment sessions, some of which are also broadcast on Twitch.
It’s only with the help of various leaders that we can have a greater vision of the world we live in and how it could improve, explained CEO of the SDF Denelle Dixon:
“There couldn’t be a better time to bring together some of the tech and financial industries’ best minds. The pandemic has renewed global interest in a more inclusive financial system. In order to make our goal of creating equitable access to the global financial system a reality, we need to convene these thought-leaders to solve the challenges that exist in our world today. Because now, more than ever, we believe that it is through greater global connection and cooperation that we can, and will, tackle the problems we face”.
The Stellar Lumens Hackathon
During this event Meridian will also hold a hackathon sponsored by the Stellar Development Foundation, which will put up for grabs 150,000 Stellar Lumens (XLM), worth around $12,000.