- Stellar (XLM) comes under market pressure.
- The price embarks the downtrend again.
Stellar was seen improving yesterday, but the coin has again started moving downwards. The coin was expected to keep the momentum tight, but the market pressure has forced to let it loose. The traders were quite positive about the coin, but it seems like the investors need to wait a little l
Current Statistics of Stellar:
- The current trading price of the coin is $0.07582600.
- The ROI (Return on investment) stands at 2412.65%.
- The coin is currently ranked at 11th position in the crypto market.
- The currently circulating supply is 19,633,172,523 XLM whereas the total supply stands at 105,243,009,213 XLM.
- The 24hr volume is noted as $57,178,901.
- The market cap is at $1,467,943,362.
XLM to USD Price Comparison:
The chart is taken from Trading View as on 13th August 2018, at 05:27:45 UTC.
The three-day chart is indicating an escalation in the coin’s price. On 11th August, the coin jumped from $0.073 to $0.080 by 9.19%. The coin then declined from $0.080 to $0.077 by 3.15%. The coin booked an escalation of 5.76% as the coin closed around $0.077. On 12thAugust, the price changed from $0.077 to $0.075 by 2.58%. The coin is currently trading at $0.075.
Stellar Price Prediction and Conclusion:
Stellar (XLM) would again see the rising sun in the upcoming days. The traders who have lost their hopes would be seen returning to Stellar with their investments in the near future. The coin has great potential. Stellar Lumens, the parent company behind the currency is making continuous efforts to enhance the popularity of the coin. We have heard about the promising upgrades that would take the price up in the future. The coin is likely to trade around $0.2 by the end of 2019. The long-term investment would bring a colossal amount of profit.
Here’s How Stellar Lumen’s Inflation Scheme Is Flawed
- A report from Coinmetrics dated 7 January 2020 noted the failed inflation mechanism of Stellar (XLM).
- In Stellar’s inflation mechanism, new lumens are added to the network at a rate of 1% per year and this is distributed to any account that receives over 0.05% of the votes from other accounts with a minimum balance of 100 XLM.
Every year, 1% of the base supply of lumens tokens are created and distributed to “inflation destinations”. Account holders could choose other accounts to receive the new tokens with the belief that tokens would go to the accounts with high potential developments. The inflation mechanism was a way to address certain criticisms that cryptocurrencies were deflationary, and to give people the incentive to collaboration and make decisions on allocating the inflation tokens.
However in September 2019, the Stellar Development Foundation (SDF) removed the inflation mechanism as it was not offering much functionality to network participants. The inflation mechanism was meant to send extra funds to projects through community vote, but most of the users have been joining pools to claim inflation
Many people don’t have sufficient XLM to constitute the minimum 0.05% of supply required to receive inflation tokens, but can band together in inflation pools to accumulate the 0.05% needed. The inflation pools then distribute the inflation tokens received equally to its members, with some inflation pools charging a token fee for this service. The two largest pools were Lumenaut and XLM Pool. Exchanges such as Binance and Poloniex also participated in this process and distributed the inflation tokens to their members who held XLM balances.
Only 18.3% of accounts even designated an inflation destination and these were mainly exchanges, inflation pool accounts or SDF account addresses.
In fact, the Coinmetrics report pointed out that the SDF received 98% of all inflation tokens as a result of the mechanism. This meant the SDF had voted itself as the inflation destination since it holds 80% of XLM supply. Over the 5 years that Stellar has been in circulation, SDF has amassed over 5.4 billion XLM from the inflation mechanism. The inflation process had run 280 times and only 23 different addresses shared 5 billion of XLM as inflation destinations.
Yet SDF has also burned 5 billion XLM and set aside another 50 billion XLM for airdrops ever since Stellar halted its inflation mechanism. This brings down their control to 30 million of the remaining total of 50 million XLM supply.
The Coinmetrics report further states that only 834,000 XLM has gone to community projects, which defeats the objective of the inflation mechanism. Since November 2019, the SDF has spent about 340 million XLM on growth and development out of the 30 billion it manages.
The halt in the inflation mechanism as also drastically reduced the activity in Stellar as people are no longer receiving inflation tokens.
Indeed, it seems that the inflation mechanism has been a failed experiment in economics as the inflation tokens were not going towards the purpose it was meant.
Latest News and Top Headline for Stellar Lumens, January 20th, 2020
- Binance Futures to launch XLM/USDT trading pairs
- Binance to implement a 1% pricing limit
- Binance announced the end of the buy BTC at 50% discount promo
Stellar Lumens News Today – Binance, the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange has been rolling out new protocols to ensure that its users get the best service. Binance had initially promised to bring in more trading pairs to its exchange. Now, the platform has announced hours ago that the Binance Futures will add the Stellar Lumen (XLM) and Tether (USDT) trading pairs.
Users will now be able to trade XLM/USDT from January 20, 2020. Per the report, users will be able to trade with the recently added trading pairs at 08:00 AM (UTC) today January 20. Binance also adds that users will be allowed to choose between 1-75x leverage. Binance took to twitter to reveal the latest milestone for the network on a mission to keep spreading its tentacles.
Bitcoin (BTC) Price Today – BTC / USD
Binance will implement a 1% pricing Limit
In a bid to prevent market manipulation, Binance has announced that it is going to implement a 1% pricing limit for new trading pairs in the first 15 minutes from when trade begins. While the new offering by Binance will leave users excited, the world’s biggest exchange has warned users that there is great risk in Futures trading.
There is a strong chance of all
The buy BTC at 50% Discount Activity Has Ended
In other reports relating to Binance, the exchange has recently announced the conclusion of one of its schemes. This time it is the buy Bitcoin (BTC) at a 50% discount promo. According to the report, Binance says it will give out all rewards evenly to the winner user accounts. The users who participated in the scheme and turned out as winners can now go ahead and confirm their rewards on their wallet’s “Distribution History” page. According to Binance, the initiative revealed several things about the exchange. Here are the results:
- The exchange’s daily ROE posted its highest at 1874%.
- The biggest weekly profit came for USDT at 812,475 USDT.
- The overall trading volume of the Binance Futures platform recorded a new high point of $3.46 billion as of January 14.
Binance hopes that users make the most of the new offering. At press time there is no sign that the new inclusion had any impact on the price of the BNB coin.
Stellar Lumens News Today – Headlines for January 16
- Visa buys the Plaid financial platform to compete with Stellar Lumens and Ripple
- The deal cost twice of Plaid’s worth at $5.3 billion
- The acquisition will improve cross-border payments
Stellar Lumens news today – global payments processor Visa has reportedly completed a deal that will ensure the improvement of cross-border payments. The company has reportedly acquired the Plaid financial platform in a $5.3 billion deal. Plaid is a data network that makes tools that ensure that people can connect and exchange any type of financial information on applications and services like Venmo, Abra Wallet, Coinbase, and Transferwise.
With Plaid, users can manage their saving and spending habits. Plaid has been operational since 2013. It was founded by Zach Perret and William Hockey and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.
A Match Made in Heaven
Recall that Visa had previously promised to expand the level of its operations and enter into new waters. The firm also intended to expand its profile and enter into markets. Now it has moved to acquire Plaid. This acquisition might just be exactly what Visa needs to fulfill its lofty ambitions. The decision to merge with Plaid can boost the payment processing capabilities of Visa’s customers. It is also expected to serve the entity’s current and new clients better.
The scheme will expand Visa’s desirability and the scope of its
“Plaid is one of the leading entities in the ever-growing fintech sector with high talent and capabilities. This acquisition, added with to our many fintech efforts underway, will place Visa in a good position to deliver more value for financial institutions, developers, and consumers.”
Visa May have Toppled Ripple, and Stellar with its New Acquisition
It is well known that the demand for rapid cross-border/international payment services is very high. Hence, this recent acquisition will allow Visa to meet this demand better. It may come as bad news for other providers like Stellar and Ripple. Ripple reportedly has 300 partners around the globe currently, with some of their partners long-standing heavyweight financial institutions. Ripple’s expectations remain bullish for now as the network expects to do some serious business this year.
Stellar Lumens, on the other hand, has a huge share of the payment sector which might make it envious of Visa’s recent acquisition of Plaid. Obviously, the network would be plotting a counter-attack. Recently, Stellar partnered with Thai tech-based firm Lightnet. Lightnet is an ambitious firm seeking to overtake SWIFT and be crowned the number one international payment system. Lightnet has since realized a whopping $31.2 million in VC which will be used to create a software solution based on Blockchain used by Stellar Lumens.