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Stellar is a layer-1 open-source, decentralized, peer-to-peer blockchain network that provides a framework for developers to create applications, issue assets, and connect to existing financial rails. Stellar is designed to enable creators, innovators, and developers to build projects on the network that can interoperate with each other.

There are three main use cases for building on Stellar: building applications, issuing assets, and building anchors. These docs aim first to teach you Stellar fundamentals to help you build, walk you through how to set up for each use case, and then how to run your own Horizon API instance and validator node.

If you can’t find answers to your questions in the docs, search for your answer or ask questions in our Stellar Developer Discord or Stack Exchange.

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Contribute to the docs

These documents are also open-source and aim to help developers take their projects from conception to launch. Contributions to the docs are encouraged. You can file a pull request to add new content, suggest revisions to existing content using the edit icon at the top of each page, or submit suggestions, requests, and bug reports as issues in the Docs GitHub Repo.

Developer community channels

Get involved with the Stellar developer community- interact with other Stellar devs, keep up with ecosystem standards and protocol upgrades, and learn about upcoming workshops and events.

Stellar Developer Discord
Ask questions and engage with other Stellar devs.

Stellar Developers Google Group
Discuss Core Advancement Proposals (CAPs) and Stellar Ecosystem Proposals (SEPs), talk about the development of Stellar Core and Horizon, and stay informed about important network upgrades.

Stellar Stack Exchange
A question and answer site for Stellar developers; if you can’t find what you’re looking for in the docs, try searching the Stack Exchange to see if your question has been addressed. If it hasn't, feel free to ask!

Developer Blog
Get the latest news and insights about building on Stellar.