Stellar Drives Towards Robustness and Usability

The Stellar team monthly report for February shows that the project would be focused on its big goals for 2020. According to the blog post by the Stellar Foundation executive director, Denelle Dixon, making Stellar a blockchain project that people trust is high on the agenda of the team.

“ …being the blockchain people know and trust, and fostering real, sustainable Stellar use-cases. Every month, every week, every day, our work on these goals brings us closer to setting the standard for payments.”

To this end, the Stellar Development Fund has already concluded a partnership agreement with DSTOQ Group AG worth $715,000 paid in Lumen (XLM).

Easier Interaction On Stellar

The Horizon 1.0 which is the first major release of the open-source API would make it easy for developers to build on Stellar. It would also make interactions with the Stellar blockchain easier without the need to worry about less important technical details.

Beyond these, Stellar Foundation recently joined the Blockchain Association in its bid to keep Stellar at the center of public discourse as far as blockchain technology is concerned.

With the addition of a plethora of new features on, it is now easier to explore the network’s ecosystem and discover ways to take advantage of it.

Releases And Updates

On the developer front, the foundation has advised users their SDK of choice to avoid having issues when Horizon v1.0.0 is deployed to the public network. This is expected sometime around March 20, 2020. SDKs that are ready to go are: Javascript, Python, Qt, .NET, iOS, Go and Scala.

Users are also expected to upgrade to the Kelp version 1.81 which has been released. This should be done by February 29. According to the update:

“All prior versions of Kelp are deprecated immediately because they will not work with the latest Horizon API.”

Career and Team

The foundation is aware of the challenges involved in building a top-class blockchain network. It has opened its doors to hiring experienced team members with positions open for more. Community members and other blockchain experts are encouraged to check for available jobs to join the Stellar team.

Author: Jofor Humani

Jofor is a crypto journalist with passion for investigative reviews.

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