JoeShon "Joe" Monroe from A Stellar World Podcast brings Public Node's Weekly Wrap-Up of Stellar-related news.
This week started hard with news of issues on the Stellar network. Several exchanges paused transfers on the network during the network event. The network stayed up, but several Stellar service providers were impacted that use SDF Horizon endpoints to interact with the ledger. See Decentralized to the Core and Bitfinex Pauses XLM Withdrawals.
Following this event, the SDF announced the schedule April 10th upgrade to Stellar Core version 16 aimed at resolving the outstanding issues of the event and get everyone back online.
Newsbtc reports on Uganda's approval to use the Stellar blockchain to power a futuristic city ("Akon City") and awarded American singer Akon one square mile to carry out the project. The city is scheduled to be completed in 2036 and cost up to $6 billion.