Stellar published a 2018 roadmap on Thursday, stating that the company has two main goals: to build a front-end for Stellar’s inherent decentralized exchange called SDEX and integrate Lightning Network in 2018.
According to the announcement, at the end of 2017 Stellar recruited a veteran team, with a substantial track record of product and marketing success, to build a front-end for Stellar’s inherent decentralized exchange called SDEX.
SDEX will be the world-class front-end that our underlying technology has long deserved. It will enable on-chain, protocol-level trades for any Stellar token, and we will create liquidity to minimize spreads and maximize choice of assets.
These are the main features of SDEX, according to the company:
- day one trading for any Stellar ICO token;
- atomic pathfinding to discover the cheapest rates between any two assets;
- very low trading fees;
- end-user control of secret keys.
The company will reveal further details on SDEX’s specific roadmap, brand, and leadership in the near future.
Stellar has also collaborated with Stellar advisor and Bitcoin Core developer Jeremy Rubin to optimize implementation of Lightning Network, which is expected to be implemented in 2018. Lightning will have a huge positive effect on Stellar’s long-term scalability and security, the company said.
Recently, we have reported that Stellar Lumens partnered with Pundi X to work for the settlement in Indonesian local currency (IDR) in the future.