Jed McCaleb is an American entrepreneur and software developer that was born in Little Rock, Arkansas in 1975. McCaleb is the CTO and co-founder of the cryptocurrency Stellar and the non-profit Stellar Development Foundation. He also previously created eDonkey, Overnet, Mt. Gox, and Ripple.
Jed McCaleb is an advisor for the Machine Intelligence Research Institute (MIRI), and in January 2014 he donated approximately $500,000 worth of the cryptocurrency Ripple (XRP) to MIRI making it the largest donation the organization has ever received.
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Documentaries, videos and podcasts
EB128 – Jed Mccaleb: Stellar And The Vision Of An Open Financial System
Apr 26, 2016
Jed McCaleb on Stellar and Bitcoin
Feb 22, 2016
- Stellar (cryptocurrency)Stellar is a decentralized, open source payment network using the Stellar Consensus Protocol to enable exchange using both fiat and digital currencies. The cryptocurrency token for the Stellar platform is called Stellar Lumens (XLM).
- Ripple (cryptocurrency)Ripple is one of the centralized cryptocurrencies based on creating a secure, instant and almost free global financial transactions with currency called ripples (XRP).
- Mt. GoxBitcoin exchange based in tokyo, japan