Jed McCaleb is a man who wants to make sure that the playing field is level for everyone. He has quite an acumen when it comes to technology and how it works. If Jed McCaleb sees that a particular system is broken or not working properly he will do his to correct the problem. He is the co-founder of Stellar. It is a site that gives people the opportunity of learning about money and finance and helps them send money where it needs to go. When he talked with Ideamensch he discussed how his website came to be, how he works and what future technology has in store for the world at large.
Jeb McCaleb said the idea for his site came from taking a look at the currency called Bitcoin. He was able to figure out over time that the platform could be used for much more than trying to move money from one person to another. He figured out that the best way to move money quickly is by linking banks together so processes can move faster. It also helps people around the world figure out that the world of finance is not as scary as it seems. Jed McCaleb found that more than two million adults don’t have a simple bank account and this site can help decrease that alarming number.
When he is at work Jed McCaleb likes to work in small groups. This helps him focus on the important tasks at hand and keep unnecessary things at bay. He says it is more efficient for him to work in small groups because he can get more work done.
One thing that Jed McCaleb finds exciting for the future of the world is artificial intelligence. He says we are only at the beginning when it comes to this topic and scientists will make people’s live easier. He is watching the progress carefully and wants to be an advisor on the subject so things can be done safely.
Jed McCaleb is always thinking ahead. Helping future generations learn new technology for themselves will make him very happy.
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