According to Crypto.Watch, the Stellar Development Foundation has recently announced its membership in the US Blockchain Association. In addition to mainstream crypto exchanges such as Coinbase and Kraken, DeFi companies such as 0x and Compound and investment companies such as Polychain Capital are also members of the association. Ripple also joined the association in October 2019. The association's activities mainly include sharing technical knowledge about next-generation finance such as blockchain to US policy makers. The Stellar Development Foundation stated that as a member of the association, it will share the future prospects of Stellar and its ecosystem with financial institutions, government agencies and other interested parties, and participate in the discussion of formulating relevant laws and regulations.