Jed McCaleb

Jed McCaleb is an American programmer and entrepreneur.wikipedia
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Stellar (payment network)

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He is a co-founder and the CTO of Stellar.org. In 2014, he co-founded the non-profit organization the Stellar Development Foundation with Joyce Kim to develop the Stellar open source protocol to allow cross-border monetary transactions including fiat and digital currencies.
In 2014, Jed McCaleb, founder of Mt. Gox and co-founder of Ripple, launched the network system Stellar with former lawyer Joyce Kim.

Mt. Gox

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McCaleb is also known for creating the bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox and the peer-to-peer eDonkey and Overnet networks as well as the eDonkey2000 application.
In late 2006, programmer Jed McCaleb (eDonkey2000, Overnet1, Ripple, Stellar) thought of building a website for users of the Magic: The Gathering Online fantasy-based card game service, to let them trade "Magic: The Gathering Online" cards like stocks.

EDonkey network

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McCaleb is also known for creating the bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox and the peer-to-peer eDonkey and Overnet networks as well as the eDonkey2000 application.
The eDonkey Network (also known as the eDonkey2000 network or eD2k) is a decentralized, mostly server-based, peer-to-peer file sharing network created in 2000 by US developers Jed McCaleb and Sam Yagan that is best suited to share big files among users, and to provide long term availability of files.

EDonkey2000

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McCaleb is also known for creating the bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox and the peer-to-peer eDonkey and Overnet networks as well as the eDonkey2000 application.
eDonkey2000 (nicknamed "ed2k") is a peer-to-peer file sharing application developed by US company MetaMachine (Jed McCaleb and Sam Yagan), using the Multisource File Transfer Protocol.

Ripple (payment protocol)

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Prior to co-founding Stellar, he founded and served as the CTO of the company Ripple until 2013.
Ripple was conceived by Jed McCaleb and built by Arthur Britto and David Schwartz who then approached Ryan Fugger who had debuted in 2005 as a financial service to provide secure payment options to members of an online community via a global network.

Overnet

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McCaleb is also known for creating the bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox and the peer-to-peer eDonkey and Overnet networks as well as the eDonkey2000 application.
Overnet was the creation of Jed McCaleb, the creator of eDonkey2000.

Mark Karpelès

McCaleb sold the company to Mark Karpelès in February 2011 and remained a minority owner in the company until its collapse in 2014.
Karpelès acquired the Mt. Gox Bitcoin exchange site from programmer Jed McCaleb in 2011 which was later incorporated in Tokyo, with its original owner receiving 12% shares of the new company.

Chief technology officer

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He is a co-founder and the CTO of Stellar.org.

Bitcoin

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McCaleb is also known for creating the bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox and the peer-to-peer eDonkey and Overnet networks as well as the eDonkey2000 application.

Peer-to-peer

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McCaleb is also known for creating the bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox and the peer-to-peer eDonkey and Overnet networks as well as the eDonkey2000 application.

Forbes

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In January 2018, it was reported that McCaleb's Ripple token ownership was worth $20 billion, which would put him at 40th place in Forbes' list of world's richest people.

Arkansas

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McCaleb was born in Little Rock, Arkansas, and attended the University of California, Berkeley.

University of California, Berkeley

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McCaleb was born in Little Rock, Arkansas, and attended the University of California, Berkeley.

Recording Industry Association of America

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In September 2006, the company reached a settlement with the RIAA and agreed that the company and its top executives would 'immediately cease distributing eDonkey, eDonkey2000, Overnet and other software versions' and the company would pay $30 million to the RIAA to avoid copyright infringement lawsuits.

Magic: The Gathering

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In 2007, he purchased the domain Mtgox.com with the intent to create a trading site for Magic: The Gathering cards.

Fiat money

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In 2014, he co-founded the non-profit organization the Stellar Development Foundation with Joyce Kim to develop the Stellar open source protocol to allow cross-border monetary transactions including fiat and digital currencies.

Stripe (company)

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The organization debuted on July 31, 2014, and received $3 million loan from the technology company, Stripe.

IBM

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In October 2017, Lightyear partnered with IBM to launch blockchain banking in the South Pacific using Stellar's lumen currency.

Blockchain

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In October 2017, Lightyear partnered with IBM to launch blockchain banking in the South Pacific using Stellar's lumen currency.

Machine Intelligence Research Institute

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In January 2014, McCaleb donated $500,000 USD worth of Ripple (at the time of donation) to the Machine Intelligence Research Institute (MIRI).

OpenAI

In February 2018, McCaleb was announced as a new donor to the non-profit artificial intelligence safety group OpenAI.

Ripple Labs

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Concurrently, in May 2011, Jed McCaleb began developing a digital currency system in which transactions were verified by consensus among members of the network, rather than by the mining process used by Bitcoin.