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Stellar’s Lightyear procures Blockchain Start-Up Chain Inc.

September 11, 2018 13:58
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According to Monday’s declaration, Visa-Backed Blockchain Start-Up Chain Inc. has been procured in an unknown deal by the Stellar-focused Lightyear.

Partnerships and acquisitions are exemplary of corporate news, yet in crypto businesses, because of its short history, there are not all that numerous such occasions up until this point. A week ago, we posted about IOTA and ENGIE LAB CRIGEN partnership and today; we are discussing Stellar and Chain Inc. These organizations will join under one rooftop, as well as under the new Interstellar brand.


One of the leading blockchain startups, Chain Inc. has sold to Lightyear.io, a Stellar-focused commercial entity of the Stellar Development Foundation, which designs and develops an online financial platform.

Lightyear was set up by the Stellar Development Foundation a year ago keeping in mind the end goal to enhance the working of the blockchain and actualizing an extra layer for new payment services. The firm is known as the designer of blockchain based solutions for corporate customers. In 2015, it attracted financial specialists like NASDAQ, Visa, Telco Orange, Capital One, and Citigroup that created a product to make Bitcoin trading less risky.

The new organization, Interstellar will move Chain’s client base and items onto Stellar’s worldwide open record. It will develop a platform that will empower associations to issue, trade and oversee assets. At the same time, Chain’s cloud ledger service, Sequence, will enable associations to effectively track resources as they move between private records and the Stellar System.

From the hierarchical angle, the Interstellar administration group will comprise of both Chain’s and Stellar’s delegate. A previous Chain CEO, Adam Ludwin will be the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO). The creator of Stellar Development Foundation and Lightyear, Jed McCaleb will get the post of Chief Technical Officer (CTO) in Instellar.

Representatives from both sides stressed that they are planning to retain the strength of each of the associated companies under the new company, even though the specificity of their activities is entirely different.

The Chain Inc. took a shot at ventures utilizing private blockers, while Stellar is an open source platform – both of these directions will be used to fuel each other and to develop it.

The new CEO Ludwin said.

“Chain has admired Stellar for years, and from day one we’ve shared their goal of enabling financial assets to move seamlessly over the internet. The Chain has worked from inside the enterprise while Stellar has focused on the network between organizations. As a single team, we will have a complete view and set of capabilities to make value-over-IP a reality.”

Jed McCaleb, CTO of Instellar said:

“Chain’s team has led the market for enterprise adoption of blockchain technology, which is a critical component of building a future where money and digital assets move over open protocols. We are thrilled to be joining forces to help organizations build on Stellar.”

The dealing terms are not disclosed, but an early estimated value of the deal is near about $200 million, which is one of the largest deals of the year.

Manisha Agrawal is a cryptocurrency and blockchain news writer. She is a Blockchain enthusiast and having a deep interest in it. Other than this, she has written various blogs on travel, business, technology, food, and many more.


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