Why Jed McCaleb started Stellar?
as all know, Jed McCaleb was the founder of MtGox, when he started RippleLabs he had some vision in mind for Ripple, what is it?
its quite clear. he wanted to make Ripple as main engine for all gateways around the globe, BTC-e, Bitstamp, Kraken etc..
ripple for gateways is like Wordpress for blogging. Cheap and flexible solution,
now what about Stellar?
I think he wanted to make competitor for Ripple, two soultions in single hands is more efficient than make a bet on a one winner!
we (i mean Stan and BM, this whole project run by visioners) should start another project (Galaxyshares
) like Jed to control the whole new industry by ourselves.