Jed McCaleb created eDonkey, one of the largest file-sharing networks of its time, as well as Mt. Gox, the first bitcoin exchange, which became insolvent in 2013. In 2011, Jed founded Ripple. Recognizing that the world’s financial infrastructure is broken and that too many people are left without resources, in 2014 he and Joyce Kim cofounded Stellar, an altcoin.
Jed currently leads technical development of Stellar. He writes about the technical elements of the Stellar network on the Stellar.org blog (ex: Multisig and Simple Contracts). . He is also an advisor to MIRI, which researches artificial intelligence for positive impact.