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Stellar Development Foundation (SDF), the organization behind Stellar (XLM), recently released its 2019 roadmap, which includes updates and improvements to the client-facing API, Stellar Core, various products and the overall ecosystem.


In the roadmap update, Stellar shared that it is planning to improve the decentralization of Stellar Core, the software that nodes on the network use to achieve consensus and validate transactions. Part of this plan includes improving the data access to Stellar Core’s database while eliminating exposure of unreachable peers to speed up connection times.

Stellar is also focused on improving its various products in 2019, including its brand. Specifically, Stellar is planning to redesign its website, publish more content, add more development tools and notably, create an open-source Wallet SDK.

In addition to the other development efforts, Stellar revealed that it’s planning to continue work on Lightning-like payment channels, called Starlight. The team does note that this is several months away and it is currently hiring engineers to make this a bigger priority.

Moving through 2019, Stellar has emphasized that it is focused on better integrating community feedback and plans to collaborate with ecosystem projects, in order to share their design, engineering and product expertise.

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XLM is currently down 1.6% on the day to $0.083957, giving the altcoin a $1.61 billion market cap and making it the 8th largest coin in the AltDex 100 Index (ALT100).

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Disclaimer: This article’s author has cryptocurrency holdings that can be tracked here. This article is for informational purposes only and should not be taken as investment advice. Always conduct your own due diligence before making investments.

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