- Stellar has launched an open-source platform.
- The platform pioneered in Ukraine’s humanitarian intervention.
- The company is solidifying its presence in digital P2P payments.
Blockchain-based payment network Stellar has launched an open-source disbursement platform for global payments. Previously piloted for cash-based humanitarian intervention in Ukraine, the blockchain payment technology is now open-source, making it accessible for more improvement and wider adoption.
“Today, we unveiled the magic that makes our organization’s aid disbursements possible, the Stellar Disbursement Platform. After a year of hard work and patience, it’s live and now available to anyone through the power of open-source,” read the announcement of Denelle Dixon, CEO & Executive Director of Stellar Development Foundation (SDF).
Inroads to Mainstream Digital P2P Payments
SDF has steadfastly intended to penetrate the mainstream market for digital peer-to-peer (P2P) payments. Today’s launch comes two days after the CEO announced via a blog post that SDF had become a minority investor in MoneyGram International Inc. (MGI) through a recent go-private transaction with Madison Dearborn Partners (MDP).
In the post, the CEO also revealed that the Stellar Foundation had secured a seat on MGI’s Board of Directors. “It is the first investment of its kind made from SDF’s treasury. Our investment also includes a seat on its (MGI) Board of Directors, of which I am proud to represent SDF among a diverse group of leaders in payments, financial services, and technology,” said the CEO.
This is not the first interaction between Stellar and the P2P payment platform. In March 2022, the foundation partnered with MoneyGram to build a stablecoin remittance platform for use with Circle’s USD Coin (USDC).
The Power of Open-Source Blockchain Technologies
Stellar’s move to open-source payment technology contributes to the crypto industry’s flexibility and agility. Open-source platforms like Ethereum and Hyperledger have demonstrated that this approach provides a strong foundation for developing innovative decentralized finance (DeFi) solutions and use cases.
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