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Public Node community members discussing all aspects of the Stellar ecosystem - from brainstorming to developer interviews and everything in between.

Public Node community members discussing all aspects of the Stellar ecosystem - from brainstorming to developer interviews and everything in between.


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Public Node community members discussing all aspects of the Stellar ecosystem - from brainstorming to developer interviews and everything in between.






Sam Conner and Amit Sharma Discuss FinClusive

FinClusive's mission is to bring secure, compliance-centered banking to the 2.5 to 3.5 billion people and businesses worldwide who are financially excluded or underserved. FinClusive is using the open and inclusive Stellar network to deliver on this mission. Sam Conner and Amit Sharma (CEO of FinClusive) discuss Amit's background and how the United States' response to the September 11th attack ultimately resulted in excluding both good and bad people from the world's financial system. Amit...


Sam Conner and Andre van Zyl Discuss Clic.World

Clic.World is creating an end-to-end community centric financial based eco-system in Africa using the open and inclusive Stellar network. Sam Conner and Andre van Zyl (co-founder of Clic.World) discuss Clic.World's six-year journey, from inception to big plans for 2021 - the year when Andre believes the handbrake will be released and everything is going to happen. The discussion starts with a promise of sharing Uganda's Big Gorilla Coffee and a declaration from Andre that this coffee powers...


Stellar Core Protocol 15

Brian and Daniel discuss the two exciting new features that went live on Stellar with the release of Stellar Core Protocol 15. The features are claimable balances and sponsored reserves. Brian and Daniel explain how these two features combine with the fee-bump feature that was released with Protocol 13 to provide developers the trifecta of tools needed to put the blockchain technology completely behind the scenes for users. Brian and Daniel discuss how these new features can streamline the...


Africa and the Cowrie Exchange

Cowrie Exchange is a Nigerian based fiat to crypto gateway that provides a way to trade cryptos with local fiat currency in the region. Sam Conner and Ladi Okorodudu, from the Cowrie Exchange, discuss what the Cowrie Exchange has done so far for Nigeria and how it plans to be the leading African payment network using Stellar. The discussion begins with Ladi explaining the current state of Africa and the entrepreneurial spirit of Nigerians. Ladi then highlights how the Cowrie Exchange...


The Stellar Community Fund and Stellar Quest

Sam Conner and Tyler van der Hoeven from the Stellar Development Foundation (SDF) discuss the current state of the Stellar Community Fund (SCF) and the robust launch of Stellar Quest. The interview begins with Tyler in his parents' basement picking apples and planting pumpkins. It ends with Tyler's palpable excitement around Stellar Quest. Tyler explains how he found Stellar and how he ultimately got hired by the SDF. Sam and Tyler discuss the difference between the Seed Fund and the Lab...


Sam Conner and Stefan Schneider Discuss COINQVEST

COINQVEST provides cryptocurrency payment processing so that a business can accept and settle payments in Bitcoin, Ethereum and Stellar Lumens while also keeping accountants and tax authorities happy. COINQVEST, in conjunction with the Stellar blockchain technology, also allows the business to receive national currencies like EUR, USD or NGN regardless of whether their customers choose to pay in Bitcoin, Ethereum or Stellar Lumens. Sam and Stefan (co-founder of COINQVEST) discuss the...


Sam Conner and Radko Albrecht Discuss Bitbond

Bitbond improves the issuance, settlement and custody of bonds with the help of Stellar blockchain technology and tokenization. Sam Conner and Radko Albrecht, CEO and founder of Bitbond, discuss Bitbond's early accomplishments, partnerships, regulations in Germany, and an exciting future of financial inclusion. Radko explains that Bitbond Token (BB1) serves as a showcase for issuing a dematerialized security token in Europe using the Stellar blockchain network. He also explains why Bitbond...


Sam Conner and Marco Montes Neri Discuss and the Stellar Network

10/8/2020 aims to make it easier, less costly, and safer for migrant communities to make cross-border remittances to pay bills at home. Sam and Marco, the founder of, discuss the tremendous need that exists in the remittance space and how aims to solve the problem by offering a digital peso (also known as a stable coin or a peso anchor) on the open and inclusive Stellar network. In addition to highlighting the real need for more efficient cross-border remittances, Marco...


The Futbol App on the Stellar Network

TheFutbolApp by pandaHAUS is a social network for the world's football community (also know as the soccer community). TheFutbolApp leverages the open and inclusive Stellar payment network so that its participants can earn and spend the apps TFC token (TheFutbolCoin). In this podcast, Sam Conner interviews Steve Van Zutphen, the CEO and co-founder, where they discuss the apps success in Cyprus, how it aims to reward the entire football community from fans to players to advertisers, why...


The Business Case for Wallets on the Stellar Blockchain

Brian and Daniel discuss digital wallets on the open and inclusive Stellar network. They explore the business cases for custodial and non-custodial wallet providers and highlight the opportunities and challenges particular to non-custodial wallets since non-custodial wallet providers do not hold any assets. is discussed and how it aims to streamline the management of wallet keys so that developers can focus on their primary Stellar-based business case. Brian takes a guess at...


Sam Conner and Michael Cowans discuss Velo Labs

The Velo Protocol is a value transfer engine that will initially consist of two components: a Digital Credit Issuance Mechanism and the Digital Reserve System. Sam and Michael discuss how blockchain technology will provide much needed modernization to remittances. In this interview, Michael explains the Seven Eleven connection to Velo Labs in Asia, Velo Lab's growing partnerships, why they picked the Stellar Network over other blockchain projects, the importance of regulators, and the...


The Stellar Kelp Trading Bot and Stellarbattle

Sam Conner discusses the Kelp trading bot with Nikhil Saraf from the Stellar Development Foundation and Wouter Arkink from Stellarbattle. Kelp is a free, customizable, open-source trading bot for the Stellar universal marketplace. Topics include an overview of what the Kelp software can do, how it aims to provide liquidity to the Stellar Decentralized Exchange (DEX), how it can be used to trade any form of value on the Stellar network, and how it isn't just confined to the Stellar DEX but...


Fees on the Stellar Network

Brian and Daniel discuss the cost to submit an operation to the public ledger on the open and inclusive Stellar network. They provide their take on whether validators should approve an increase in the current minimum fee of 100 stroops - about one millionth of a dollar when XLM is valued at ten cents each. Fees on Stellar are used to economically discourage spamming the network so that the open network can remain healthy and efficient. Read about the issue and pigeons in the Stellar...


Sam Conner Partners with Public Node

Sam Conner announces his partnership with Public Node as the newest content creator of Public Node community podcasts. Sam introduces his vision for his podcast to provide breaking news, the background of that news, and his perspective on its importance in changing the Stellar ecosystem or even the world at large. He has plans to host interviews and generally plans to stay nimble, see where the podcast goes, and have a lot of fun doing it. Support the show...


Key Management and Storing Digital Assets on the Stellar Network

Brian and Daniel discuss storing digital assets on Stellar with custodial and noncustodial wallet solutions. They discuss the pros and the cons of both approaches and highlight that both solutions are getting better but still have more to solve before we can expect complete adoption of blockchain value storage and payment solutions. Brian and Daniel discuss how they use the multi-signature (multisig) feature of Stellar to protect their Stellar accounts, but in doing so, Brian inadvertently...


The Stellar Community Fund and the OpenSolar Proposal

Daniel and Martin Wainstein discuss the OpenSolar proposal in round 5 of the Stellar Community Fund. Daniel and Martin discuss the features and attributes of the Stellar blockchain protocol and which are being used and coveted when designing a new method for investing, financing, developing, and running solar arrays around the world. Features and attributes discussed are Stellar's smart contract capabilities and how those compare to Ethereum's smart contract functionality, multi-signature...


Payments on the Stellar Network

Brian and Daniel discuss making payments on the Stellar network. Topics include the speed of transactions on Stellar relative to Visa, real world examples of the need to modernize global payments, and the Stellar payment applications currently available to merchants. The podcast ends with Brian's determination to crack the egg and finally put an end to the blockchain-adoption debate and the proverbial chicken or the egg. Stellar-based payment projects discussed: Satoshipay...


Gaming and the Stellar Network

Brian and Daniel discuss the mostly untapped potential that the Stellar network could bring to gaming. Topics include a quick overview of Blizzard Entertainment's 2011 venture into an in-game auction house that let players sell game assets for USD and Litemint's leadership in the blockchain gaming space. The podcast ends with both realizing the need for a new English word "physicalizing" to describe when a native digital game asset is turned into something physical. Support the show...


Public Node Podcast Kickoff and the Proposed Stellar Protocol 13 Upgrade

Brian and Daniel kickoff Public Node's first podcast and provide their shared inclusive vision for future podcasts by inviting the Stellar community to come be a part in forming future discussions. Brian and Daniel then go on to discuss the proposed Stellar Core version 13 upgrade and present their non-developer perspectives on CAP 0027 and CAP 0015. Support the show (