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New Hope for Stellar Lumens (XLM)

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So far, 2018 has been a strange year for cryptocurrencies. Whenever they made some progress, interestingly enough, a new hardship followed. Still, a lot of them managed to bounce back whenever things got complicated, and Stellar Lumens (XLM) is definitely one of them. In fact, a lot of experts believe that this crypto has a lot of potentials to bloom by the end of the year, so let’s see why.

Stellar Lumens (XLM)

Stellar is a crypto that has been around for a while when considering crypto-age. It was launched back in 2014, and it uses an entire network of decentralized servers for maintaining its operations.

Stellar is a crypto that has always been ‘around’, but never received that much attention, until this year, when he climbed to the rank of 7th according to CoinMarketCap. Just like all the other cryptos, its price suffered a great loss at the beginning of the year, and it currently sits at $0.193173.

Despite this, Stellar continued to fight the good fight, and the crypto continues on its way to the ultimate goal – the replacement of traditional money with cryptos. In return, it offers speed, scalability, extremely low fees, and has a very solid framework.

A lot of others have noticed its potential as well, one of the biggest names among them being the KIN Foundation. KIN seems to have been very impressed with Stellar’s scalability solutions, considering that they announced a hard fork on Stellar’s very own blockchain. This will help solve a lot of company’s problems, and would even expose Stellar even more in the process. Cryptos are never the ones to say no to building a reputation, so this will be a good deal for XLM.

Stellar Partnerships

KIN is not the only one interested in Stellar, and one of its largest, if not THE largest partnerships include IBM (International Business Machines). And, while this partnership is not exactly new, it is very beneficial, especially after the announcement came that both parties will team up with Veridium Labs. This team-up was proposed so that the carbon credits can be introduced. This will represent the first token for IBM, and it will be on a public network. That being said, it will still not be available for public use.

Additionally, Stellar is also a crypto chosen by BloomX, and the plan that BloomX came up with includes providing an online platform for Money Services Businesses. The reason why they have chosen to work with XLM on this is that it is simple to use, extremely scalable, cheap, and very fast. So, following the integration, XLM will actually be the one who will process all of the transactions coming in and out of BloomX. Not bad for a crypto, especially the one that wasn’t under the microscope like some of the bigger ones out there were.

What will happen to XLM price?

Considering the ups and downs of the market this year, which were more often and stronger than ever before, it is relatively difficult to determine which crypto will come up on top, and which ones will disappear. Even so, Stellar is not going anywhere anytime soon. This is the coin that has actually managed to endure the market’s sudden mood shifts quite well, and many believe that the new progress will allow it to climb up to $1 per coin by the end of the year.

Additionally, there is always a chance that cryptos will advance in their fight to conquer even faster, and that the most countries will start turning towards them sooner, rather than later. This might help increase XLM’s price even further.

The fact that Stellar’s price is currently low is something that should be taken advantage of, especially considering that a lot of experts truly believe that it has a potential to reach $3 soon enough. It is true that you can never know what will happen when it comes to cryptos, but if Stellar’s new partnerships and stability that it has demonstrated can indicate anything, it is that this digital currency is strong and capable of enduring even the harshest of times.

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