Stellar Lumen was founded in early 2014 by Jed McCaleb also known as founder of Mt. Gox (which he sold before the hack) and founder of Ripple.
* In the month of October 2017 Stellar and IBM created a partnership to increase the speed of global payments.
* Stellar was initially based on the Ripple protocol
* Current 7th place on coinmarketcap (8.3 billion cap)