Ninth-ranked cryptocurrency XLM has demonstrated an over 73 percent surge and printed a major rise to the $0.29 level.
XLM soars to $0.29 on the news of the future Ukrainian CBDC
Stellar's native coin, XLM, has shown a breath-taking increase of almost 74 percent over the past 24 hours and is now changing hands at $0.29, rising from $0.17.
This has taken place two days after the news came out that the Ukrainian government selected Stellar platform to work on the creation of its CBDC: the digital hryvnia.
A memo of understanding and cooperation, according to the press release, was signed on Dec. 28 between the Stellar Development Foundation and Ukraine's Ministry of Digital Transformation.
The memo stated that Stellar would assist in the creation of the digital asset market in the country, support projects linked to digital assets, help develop regulations for stablecoins in Ukraine and assist in the development of the local CBDC with the Central Bank of Ukraine.
At press time, XLM has surged higher and is now trading at $0.31. This is a two-year high, last seen in May 2018.
Stellar and XLM doing better than Ripple and XRP
Stellar, founded by the same person who cofounded Ripple, Jed McCaleb, and its XLM coin seem to be doing better both in terms of lack of regulatory issues and native asset price.
After Ripple became the target of two lawsuits—from the Security Exchange Commission and Ripple's major stakeholder Tetragon Financial Group—XRP is being widely delisted from exchanges, including such giants as Binance US, Coinbase, Bittrex, Bitstamp and others.
Also, on Jan. 5, Grayscale Investments announced the removal of XRP from its Digital Large Cap fund, which now consists of only Bitcoin, Litecoin, Ethereum and Bitcoin Cash. Grayscale XRP Trust remains, though.
Almost 100 million XLM shifted
Whale Alert crypto tracker has shared data that, over the past 16 hours, large amounts of XLM have been transferred.
In the course of 11 transactions, 99.3 million XLM was transferred both to crypto exchanges and between anonymous wallets. The majority of XLM was moved with the participation of Coinbase.
Further, a small amount of XLM (5 million coins) was wired by the Stellar Development Foundation to an unknown digital wallet.
The overall amount of XLM wired equals $30,458,943 in fiat USD.