The Stellar network has done well enough since it’s launch. But as it’s always the case there isn’t any perfect Blockchain solution. The network is always evolving as startups look for ways to improve their protocol and facilitate better user experience. Now, the Stellar Blockchain reportedly hit a snag in recent days after reports came to light that the Blockchain network went offline on May 15 for about 67 minutes.
Stellar Lumens News Today: What Caused the Hour-Long Shutdown?
The hour-long halt doesn’t speak well of the network. Many claim the shut down occurred as a result of Stellar’s Consensus Protocol failing. But What really caused Stellar’s hour-long shutdown? The Stellar Development Foundation believes it wasn’t a failure of Stellar’s Consensus Algorithm. Via a blog post regarding Stellar’s shutdown, the Stellar Development Foundation remarked that the network failed because new nodes took a larger amount of consensus responsibility at an early stage.
Via the aforementioned blog post that was published after the reports of the incident came to light, the Stellar Development Foundation had this to say:
“The halt didn’t occur because Stellar’s Consensus Algorithm failed . In fact, the consensus worked as originally intended. For Stellar’s system, a temporary halt is often preferable to the confusion of a fork. However, the incident from yesterday shows that Stellar must look for better tooling around uptime. The network needs better status monitoring for its validators. Stellar has to ensure that it is easier to re-initiate a validator after it going down.”
Stellar Lumens Price Prediction: This Isn’t the First Time Stellar Was Accused of Not Being Completely Decentralized
As reports of the halt spread, analysts, enthusiasts and experts, all started to share their thoughts on Stellar with many criticizing the platform not being decentralization enough. The fact that a management team can put the network down or make it halt is enough to call the network a heavily centralized protocol.
This recent predicament with Stellar isn’t the first time the network has been accused of being a centrally controlling network. Earlier in the year, a group of researchers heavily criticized XLM and Stellar. Accusing the network of a lack of decentralization. According to the group all the nodes in Stellar can’t run the Stellar consensus protocol should only two nodes fail. The two nodes are operated and controlled by one organization, known as the Stellar Development Foundation.
Stellar Lumens Price Prediction: Many New Nodes Were Added to Stellar’s Network
However, the Stellar Development Foundation stated in its blog post regarding the shutdown, that even though it is accused of being over-centralized the opposite is the case. The halt occurred because many new nodes were included on the network. Then Stellar added that this situation caused the nodes to take more than enough consensus responsibility too early.
Many cryptocurrency enthusiasts have different ideas about what happened. Whatever the truth may be in any case, the biggest losers for such a situation is always the users. It is users who are affected with shutdowns, whether the network is if centralized or not decentralized enough. The Price of Stellar Lumens was trading at $0.132472 as of press time according to CoinMarketCap. The digital asset is down by 0.96% in the last 24 hours.
How Will This Affect The Price Of Stellar Lumens?
The price of XLM was not largely affected by the shutdown. It only saw a small loss of value and seems bullish in the short term. The network has lots of viable partnerships to push its value through the roof. The coin is occupying the ninth position on Coin Market cap.
Stellar Grows by 0.8% Overnight; Eyes at Resistance of $0.0599
- Stellar gains 0.8% in the last one day.
- It may find the next resistance at 0.0599 USD.
Stellar has started the week with a 0.8% hike in the trading value against USD. It is now roaming around 0.058 USD. It has been through three major price variations in this period.
XLM to USD Price Analysis-
Between 01:07 UTC and 07:33 UTC, XLM price made a heavy gain of 1.03% and added 0.0064 USD to the value. This lifted it to 0.059236 USD, the highest point for the day. This was followed by a fall of 1.85% and lost 0.001099 USD, and it had a break at 0.058534 USD. The last swing for the day is a hike of 1.56% that took it to 0.059051 USD after a surge of 0.000908 USD.
Stellar Price Prediction-
Stellar has been through many volatile phases since the starting of this year. The current trading value is way behind its YTD high of 0.145 USD. However, experts’ prediction hints at a bullish medium-term for Stellar. The next resistance for the coin may fall at 0.0599 USD. Investors are advised to wait for the long-term to realize maximum returns.
Resistance and Support Levels-
R1- $0.059055, R2- $0.059987, R3- $0.061177
S1- $0.056933, S2-$0.055743, S3-$0.054811
Interstellar, a Startup Focused on Stellar Network, Appointed Mike Kennedy, as CEO
An enterprise organization concentrated on developing the stellar framework, Interstellar, has designated Mike Kennedy as Chief Executive Officer recently. Interstellar has created another organization which present CEO Adam Ludwin will lead.
We are thrilled to have Mike lead Interstellar through its next phase of growth. Mike’s record of success founding and growing Zelle [fka clearXchange], his innovation in mobile payments, FX and banking, and his history as a high-impact advisor to Stellar make him the perfect fit to lead Interstellar.
Alongst Kennedy’s deputation, Interstellar additionally declared that it is “spinning-out a new app-focused company” known as Pogo, which has been in stealth mode for quite some time. Kennedy will supplant Adam Ludwin, the previous RRE Ventures partner and the present CEO of the blockchain payments startup Interstellar.
In the meantime, Ludwin will proceed to steer the organization’s most recent project, Pogo, a subsidiary that will concentrate on applications and mobile wallets. Further, Kennedy’s designation as CEO at Interstellar pursues the news that Franklin Templeton, Investment fund, plans to tokenize the part of a government currency market fund on the stellar system.
Besides, as CEO, Mike will direct all aspects of Interstellar, by focusing on helping to expedite the adoption of the stellar system for worldwide payments. Mike is an accomplished official with notable payments experience. Moreover, he established, led, and sold Zelle (fka clearXchange), one of the most prominent Peer-to-peer payment frameworks in the US.
Furthermore, Kennedy’s system Zelle, the payment framework is utilized by Citi, JPMorgan Chase, Bank of America, and several other finance-related organizations, as indicated by its site. Additionally, it claimed that Zelle oversees over 50 billion dollars in transaction volumes from more than 25 million clients.
Interstellar was initiated in 2018, from an acquisition deal with Lightyear.io, a startup based on the stellar protocol, and a decentralized ledger technology builder chain. Meanwhile, the organization expressed that it planned to provide enterprise solutions for embracing the stellar blockchain, created by the non-profit SDF (Stellar Development Foundation).
Regardless, Interstellar is developing the system by building the payment layer on stellar, a sector where Kennedy has broad experience. The organization has been associating with different banks, authorized non-bank providers and organizations, and building layers to attract a more extensive client base, as indicated by Kennedy.
Presently at Interstellar, Kennedy intends to work on with similar giants like correspondent banking and the SWIFT payment framework. Over and above, most traditional financial organizations use these instruments to transfer cash universally; however, Kennedy said blockchain could do it quicker, more reliably and at a lesser cost.
Stellar Records 1.7% Surge in a Day; Crosses $0.059 Mark
- XLM may surge up to $0.070 by this month-end
- XLM may start trading between $0.090 and $0.1 by next month
It has been a good year for XLM token so far. The coin has got some amazing surging moments, the firm has got new partnerships, and more investors have started showing interest in the potential of the token. The remaining months also look smooth. The coin may surge up to $0.100 again in the next few months and may start giving good returns. The current market performance looks promising.
XLM Price Statistics:
Stellar has recorded over 1.7% uptrend since yesterday rising from $0.057 to its current value at $0.058 as on September 15, 2019, at 09:11:38 UTC. The coin traded at around $0.057 till noon yesterday but then started gaining momentum to climb up to $0.059 towards the end of the day. Its pace has reduced a bit since then, but as the day approaches the end, XLM may surge up to $0.059 once again.
Stellar Price Chart
- The price of XLM is noted to be $0.058 and 0.00000564 BTC
- The market cap of the coin is now $1,171,552,797
- The 24 h volume of the coin is noted at $150,033,798
- The circulating supply of the coin is 20,083,652,710 XLM
- The ROI of XLM stands at 1,817.86%
The highest recorded value of XLM in the last 90 days was $0.134, and in the last 30 days, it was $0.073. This is a huge margin for the coin to be covered in the next 3 months. The coin may start trading between $0.060 and $0.070 in the next 2 weeks of this month.
XLM Price Prediction:
XLM may climb up to $0.110 by the year-end and may even start trading between $0.110 and $0.150 by early next year. The coin has slowed down a lot in the last 2 months after showing sudden upward surge but may gain momentum before the year approaches the end. XLM may cross its all-time high value at $0.9 by the end of next year and may even start trading between $0.9 and $5 in the next 2 years.