One of the highly-regarded open-source projects today in the financial market is Stellar Lumens. This project is a distributed payment structure that helps to facilitate asset transactions efficiently and consistently, with just little charges by making use of a crypto-asset called Lumens (XLM). It is essential to keep in mind that this project has gotten immense support from financial institutions and Bitfinex already.
The way Stellar Lumens (XLM) operates is much alike with other decentralized payment systems. It includes a network of decentralized servers which are always renewed within two to five seconds. Another important feature of Stellar Lumens (XLM) which makes it different from other cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin is its consensus protocol.
Nevertheless, if you are looking for a bridge to give you solutions concerning the issues with traditional bank services such as the fees and quick access to other banking systems in the third world, then this platform is the right choice.
That is due to the fact that it also allows users to send their money to anywhere in the world with just a little penny as charge and this can be done within few seconds.
With these advantages, lots of investors and users are choosing this platform. As a result of increased patronage, XLM recorded an upsurge on its users all over the world last year.
The increase in the use of Stellar Lumens (XLM) has been as a result of its adoption from big financial institutions. Recently, Stellar got an excellent business collaboration with IBM, which is one of the biggest computer technology companies in the world today.
IBM has also been one of the major technology suppliers in the financial sector. Undoubtedly, this recent adoption by IBM will surely boost the future of XLM. Other companies that have adopted XLM are SatoshiPay, Kin Foundation, and BloomX.
Furthermore, another breakthrough of Stellar Lumens (XLM) is the support from NASDAQ, one of the prominent US stock markets. NASDAQ publically declared to the world that XLM is one of the twenty new cryptos to have the most significant potential growth.
That is exciting news for XLM, and it is undoubtedly going to boost the interest of investors especially when NASDAQ lists it as one of the digital currencies in its forthcoming cryptocurrency exchange.
There are also other major players that offer the same services as XLM, and XRP is probably its biggest rival. Both platforms are aiming to reach the USD 20 trillion annually in the market. Although XLM has a market cap of $5,348,989,965 (as of writing this article), there seems to be a potential growth of this cryptocurrency in the coming years.
In addition, XLM on its own is more decentralized than its rival. A good number of investors are taking their attention away from XRP due to the fact that XRP Foundation itself controls almost 60 percent of the digital coins.
When it comes to the price of Stellar, it has almost reached the bottom. In the market today, you will observe that it has been resilient in the XLM/BTC charts. Nevertheless, buying XLM right now may be really suitable, and it is currently traded at $0.28 (good chance to buy in bulk). Indeed, Stellar (XLM) has what it takes to break out from its current situation soonest.
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