XLM Soars 24 Percent, While 264.8 Million XLM Gets Moved by Stellar and Whales

Fri, 01/29/2021 - 10:53
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Yuri Molchan
Over the past 20 hours, over 260 million XLM have been transferred by SDF and crypto whales; meanwhile, XLM has surged by over 24 percent
XLM Soars 24 Percent, While 264.8 Million XLM Gets Moved by Stellar and Whales
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Over the past 20 hours, Stellar Development Foundation and crypto whales have shifted an approximate aggregate amount of over 260 million XLM.

In the meantime, the tenth-largest cryptocurrency has surged by over 24 percent due to multiple factors, including DOGE coinas many in the crypto community believe.

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The tenth cryptocurrency with the largest market cap has demonstrated a rise of over 24 percent and hit $0.31 after going up from $0.28. A CoinMarketCap chart shows that, earlier today, it managed to reach even higher, to $0.35, but then made a slight pullback.

Many explain the surge of XLM by the hype around DOGE and its rapid rise by over 347 percent over the past 24 hours.

Charts also show that XLM has broken out of a descending triangle that has been forming since the early days of January.

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Besides, recently Stellar Development Foundation (SDF) invested $5 million in Wyre, a major company that conducts blockchain-based payments. The investment was announced on Jan. 26.

This investment will enable fintech apps based on Stellar to use multiple API-based payments. This will also enable Stellar-powered USDC trading against existing pairs with fiat currencies (GBP, USD, EUR, etc.). The second most popular USD-based stablecoin is set to go live on Stellar in Q1 of this year.

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264.8 million XLM shifted by SDF and whales

According to data shared by Whale Alert, over the past 20 hours, a mammoth 264.8 million XLM has been transferred from and to crypto exchanges and between anonymous wallets. In fiat, this sum represents $87,669,644.

Half of this amount was wired within just two hours. Stellar Development Foundation transferred 19,740,998 XLM from this whopping amount. That equals $5,369,544.

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Yuri is a crypto journalist interested in technology and technical innovations. He has been in crypto since 2017. Believes that blockchain and cryptocurrencies have a potential to transform the world in the future in many of its aspects. ‘Hodls’ major cryptocurrencies and has written for multiple crypto media outlets. 

His articles have been quoted by such crypto influencers as Tyler Winklevoss, John McAfee, CZ Binance, Max Keiser, etc.

Currently Yuri is a news writer at U.Today and can be contacted at yuri.molchan@u.today.