Stellar Lumens (XLM) Price Prediction 2019-2025
In the article, we will look at the Stellar financial platform and its cryptocurrency Stellar Lumens (XLM). Stellar Lumens is a completely decentralized consensus platform. It supports any kind of currency and is equipped with an integrated decentralized exchange that can be used to trade any currency or asset.
Further, we’ll attempt some XLM price predictions. Will the price of Stellar Lumens go up? Let’s find out!
What is Stellar Lumens
The network system Stellar was launched in 2014 by Jeb McCaleb, founder of Mt. Gox and co-founder of Ripple. Stellar is a technology that allows you to easily transfer money between people, companies and financial institutions.
Stellar Lumens can support thousands of transactions per second. Transaction confirmation takes only 3-5 seconds. XLM cryptocurrency can be used to transfer or sell any currencies, assets or tokens; the system is multi-functional and very convenient. Stellar Lumens has an open-source code, which uses SCP technology instead of Proof of Work.
The native asset of the Stellar network is called the Lumen. The Lumen is built into the Stellar network, where it is a unit of digital currency. As with bitcoins and other cryptocurrencies, Lumen cannot be physically saved, but users can assert digital ownership of this asset with a private key.
Let’s take a look at the Stellar coin’s development.
The Stellar network was launched in 2014 with a capitalization of 100 billion stellars. In 2015 it was renamed to Lumens as part of the rebranding of the platform. The renaming process was done to avoid confusion, because the token had a name similar to the network itself, which caused unnecessary questions.
According to CoinMarketCap Stellar Lumens was listed on 5 August 2014 at $0.002. The highest price of XLM was reached at the beginning of 2018, at almost $1.
In December 2018 Stellar ranked sixth in market capitalization. The project capitalization was about 2.5 billion US dollars, the price of one coin about $0.12. In free circulation were 19 160 191 169 XLM, although a total of 104,164,783,043 XLM were released.
Perusing the history of Stellar, we can highlight the following achievements:
1) The non-profit Stellar Development Foundation was created in collaboration with Stripe CEO Patrick Collison and the project officially launched in July 2014. The objectives of the Development Foundation are: improving digital financial literacy, developing tools and services for the network and managing the Stellar protocol.
2) In August 2014, Mercado Bitcoin, the first Brazilian bitcoin exchange, announced it would be using the Stellar network.
3) The Stellar Development Foundation released an upgraded protocol with a new consensus algorithm in April 2015.
4) Lightyear.io, a for-profit entity of Stellar, launched in May 2017 as the commercial arm of the company.
5) In September 2017, Stellar announced a benefits program, part of its Stellar Partnership Grant Program, which would award partners up to $2 million worth of Lumens for project development.
6) In October 2017, the company announced a collaboration with IBM.
7) 2018 Stellar became the fastest growing ICO platform and also ranked second in terms of ICOs held in 2018, after Ethereum.
XLM price predictions 2019 by Crypto Experts
What are the experts’ projections for XLM? Let's have a look!
Lawrence Digital (@DigitalLawrence)
Stellar lumens is one of the most interesting projects in crypto today, and with Jed McCaleb leaving Ripple to head XLM, there’s a lot left to be seen. If you pay attention to Stellar’s charts, it’s one of the few that have held its value in 2018 — and I believe it is thanks to their business development behind the scenes. I’ve seen many projects abandoning ETH all together to develop on Lumens. 2019 will be a very critical year for the Stellar foundation».
IBM, (the major partner of Stellar Lumens), vice-president Jesse Lund said:
«The world will soon witness how banks, one by one, will start creating their own cryptocurrencies. And stellar has excellent chances to become a habitat for these currencies».
One of the first developers of antivirus software and virus scanners, John McAfee, said about the future of Lumens:
«Coin of the week: Lumen (XLM) – called Stellar by some – though Stellar is the name of the network that created the coins. One of the fastest and cheapest crypto transactions. Lumens facilitate the financing of Third World projects and is so called by some «the next bitcoin»».
CryptoCurrency 🤑 (@crypto_goat_)
TruthRaider ₿ (@TruthRaiderHQ)
Stellar price prediction 2019
According to recent news the Stellar Development Foundation plans to launch its own decentralized exchange (SDEX). The exchange could be launched next month, and Stellar have already announced plans to make changes to the core protocol. The alteration of this protocol would change how buy-and-sell orders are carried out on every Stellar-based trading platform.
IBM will also support Stellar with Blockchain World Wire. Stellar has a strong relationship with IBM’s Blockchain World Wire. This has introduced Stellar into the next global financial system. The partnership will make XLM the transaction vehicle, leveraging IBM’s global market penetration.
Investors are increasingly scrambling to join the BWW project, so XLM’s usability will increase, growing its market liquidity with increased value being the end game.
Stellar Lumen has a strong future; this is not the most popular cryptocurrency, however, most analysts and analytical websites share the positive outlook and note the gradual growth of the coin. Partnership with IBM and other companies like SatoshiPay, Exch.one and Mobius only strengthens trust in the currency.
Long Forecast website, making long-term cryptocurrency predictions for foreign exchange rates, gives the following forecast: by December 2019 the average price of XLM will reach $0.026. That seems like a significant decline compared to the price at the beginning of the year.
Experts from InvestingHaven.com are bullish about the price of Stellar Lumen. They believe that the crypto market is going through three stages - innovation – speculation – adoption. 2019 will be a year of innovation for the market. So according to their price analysis, and the fact of the bull market, they have set a forecast of 4 dollars for XLM. But they also warn that their forecast depends on the greater cyclical factors; that is, the whole market needs to go through the recession before the price will start to grow.
Fintech leaders from finder.com also made their 2019 cryptocurrency predictions. In their opinion, March 2019 will see a general decline in the market, but at the end of the year, we will see growth again. As for Stellar Lumens, in March the projected value will be $0.09, but by the end of the year, we will see $0.18 - an almost 100% increase, compared to the beginning of the year.
According to bitverzo.com’s chart, Stellar Lumens is in the process of decline (as is the entire crypto market). The price is struggling to find a positive impulse. The coin is currently witnessing negative investor sentiment. In the middle of 2019 the price could increase, but then XLM will go through a strong decline. By the end of 2019 and the beginning of 2020, there will be a bullish trend and the future price will hit $0.20 or higher.
Now, let's see what the coming years will bring for Stellar Lumens
Stellar Lumens price forecast 2020
In the future, Stellar will continue to work with various companies that are very interested in the coin. For example, in an alliance with Pundi X, XML is planned as the main payment instrument for operations with the Indonesian rupee. Stellar Lumens will also continue to address the problems of scalability, to use smart contracts and to secure its network with strong encryption and multi-signature.
It is expected that 2020 will be more favourable for cryptocurrency investment in general.
Analysts from TheOofy.com believe that if Stellar Lumens maintains stability and continues development, the price of XLM in 2020 could reach $0.55, but this is still less than the historical maximum of $0.75.
Analysts from coinswitch.co believe that the price of Stellar could reach around $0.77 by 2020. That is, by 2020 Stellar will pass its historical maximum peak; all thanks to the stability, strong team and cooperation with different banks and projects such as Mobius, Hashcash, and SatoshiPay.
Stellar Lumens price prediction 2025
Steemit: one analyst, Kay Lucas, optimistically posted at Steemit that Stellar Lumens would increase by 16,000 percent to end 2025 trading at about $40. The partnerships secured by Stellar and an expected overall growth in the market would play a huge role in the massive surge of the cryptocurrency.
TheOofy.com continues to calculate the long term price of Stellar. According to them, due to future stability by November 2025, XLM could be trading at $1.20. Some enthusiasts even believe that the price can reach much higher.
Experts from BeingCrypto have made two possible scenarios for Lumens. The most positive: XLM will hit $10, with the more realistic scenario pointing to $2.
What is the future of XLM?
The Stellar platform has many advantages, but the most important of them are decentralization and the ability to create tokens based on the XLM system. That is why users will invest their funds in this coin, gradually increasing the capitalization of the project and its cost.
Stellar is a cryptocurrency with a lot of potential. Its use for cross-border payment and the transfer of digital assets makes it very important to financial institutions and other fintech companies.
Looking at the forecasts of experts for 2019 and 2020, the price of Lumen will increase, and probably by 2025 will pass the mark of $10. Some enthusiasts believe that XLM will become one of the most profitable cryptocurrencies in the near future and can reach $30 or more, but we tend to predict no more than $10.
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Please pay attention: various sources are used in this article. The article is written for informational purposes only and is not financial advice. Before investing, please do your own research.