Stellar price was deep in the red zone yesterday with many other cryptocurrencies. Its price hasn’t also impressed traders for the past week as it experienced price swings. Today, it has performed a lot better by surging by 14% after the Libra bears eased off the market. This prominent bank coin recorded an impressive correction in double digits.
Stellar (XLM) Price Today – XLM / USD
After the second hearing of David Marcus of Calibra, BTC price dropped to $9,500 from $11,500. The altcoin market was not spared in the bloodshed. The total market cap of the crypto market dropped under $250 billion for the first time in a while.
Stellar Lumens Rose By 15% in The Last Hour
Stellar has not had a good year, but it surged by 15% in the past 24 hours. Also, the token surpassed Tron as it took back its position at the tenth spot.
Some reasons for this surge include the announcement for Poloniex and IBM. Poloniex is an American crypto exchange and it announced that more than 1.2 million XLM was distributed to customers of the exchange due to XLM’s inflation.
The second catalyst is the blockchain project of IBM called ‘World Wire’ it uses the stellar protocol and has helped pump the altcoin’s price. IBM recorded a great second quarter as reported by CNBC. The shares of the company saw a 4 percent surge and corrected immediately after. The share price of the company has risen by 26% since January 2019.
LATOKEN is the largest XLM traded exchange as it held 14% of the trade volume through the XLM/USDT trading pair. Some other exchanges with high volumes include BW.com, Bit-Z and Fatbtc.
Binance is Distributing $775,000 Worth of XLM to Binance Users
The largest cryptocurrency exchange in the world, Binance, has revealed that it earned about 9.5 million XLMs from crypto staking. It also revealed that $775,000 of those tokens would be given to Binance users.
About a year ago, the Stellar team advised Binance to stake rewards. They did this by changing the different parameters on the online crypto wallet and offline wallets. Binance followed the recommendation and earned more than $700k worth of XLM tokens.
Binance is Adding Support for XLM Staking
Binance is also making plans to add staking support for XLM on the exchange. At the moment, Binance distributes NeoGas, Ontology Gas, Bittorent Tokens and VTHO for NEO, Ontology, Tron and Vechain holders.
The company’s management has noted that staking several cryptos on the platform is rewarding. HODLing can even help some users generate some income on the side.
Binance announced that Stellar Lumens staking support will begin on July 20. Also, it will take snapshots of users XLM balances daily in their exchange wallets. This process will continue for a 40-day period.
After checking the XLM accounts for the one month plus period, on Sept 1, 2019, the average XLM balances will be calculated based on the snapshots that were earlier collected. Then the management will complete the distribution of XLM rewards to customers which were earned from staking.
However, to be eligible, users must have some XLM in their exchange accounts to be able to receive rewards. Then the 9.5 million XLM which was generated through staking would be distributed to users on the platform that maintain some XLM in their balance by July 20 until September.