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12 November 2021 09:00am – 10:00am

Masterclass

How to get started on Stellar, an open source blockchain network for currencies and payments.

Justin Rice

VP of Ecosystem
Stellar Development Foundation

Anke Liu

Community and Events Manager
Stellar Development Foundation

Assoc. Prof. Keith Carter

Director
NUS FinTech Lab

Moderator

What is Stellar? What possibilities does it open up? How can I get started? Join the Stellar Development Foundation for a masterclass of Stellar, no prior knowledge required. We will discuss the use cases and real-life companies using the network right now for its fast and cost-effective payment solutions and ability to issue any kind of asset. At the end, we’ll also take a dive into how the tech works and how you can be involved yourself. Sign up today to learn more about this new paradigm shift in internet applications!

Justin Rice

Justin Rice is the VP of Ecosystem the Stellar Development Foundation (SDF), a non-profit organization that supports the development and growth of Stellar, an open-source network that connects the world’s financial infrastructure. In this role, he speaks on behalf of developers building on the Stellar network and coordinates the members of the Stellar ecosystem, with the ultimate focus on growth and development of that system. Justin became familiar with the Stellar technology and its benefits during his time working in product development. In that role, he helped build an exchange, called StellarX, which utilizes the Stellar open-source technology. He holds a Bachelors of Arts degree in Comparative Literature from Harvard University.

Anke Liu

Anke is a community and events manager at the Stellar Development Foundation. At SDF, Anke contributes to the broader Stellar ecosystem by coordinating events, fostering relationships with universities and other educational organizations, as well as engaging, supporting, and growing the thriving community of Stellar developers and enthusiasts. As a committed globe-trotter, Anke has a deep interest in other cultures and has a passion for financial inclusion.

Assoc. Prof. Keith Carter

Keith Carter is an Associate Professor at the National University of Singapore (NUS) School of Computing, Department of Information Systems and Analytics. He is  Director of the NUS Ripple FinTech Lab an experiential education lab and Co-Director of the Crystal Centre a deep-tech FinTech thinktank of cryptocurrency, security, technology and algorithms. He also teaches business leaders in the Advanced Computing for Executives and the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy. He is a member of the Singapore CyberSecurity Consortium and member of the NUS AI Lab

Actionable Intelligence: A guide to delivering Business Results with Big Data, Fast!” Wiley, New York 2014. Reached top 100 books in Amazon and Top 3 books for Competitive Intelligence by Cipher Systems.

He is a contributing author to the book “Leading with IT: Lessons from Singapore’s First CIO” by Professor Alex Siow published by Wiley 2021.

He has an MBA from Cornell University and a Bachelor’s in Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Before joining NUS, he worked at Estee Lauder and Accenture. His mission is to help businesses, governments and people succeed with actionable intelligence.