Stellar Price Skyrockets by More than 19% as its Supply Shrinks by Half

Yesterday, Stellar Lumens managed to break out from the bearish impact as its price jumped with a hefty boost before closing the day. The sudden and substantial price rise took the coin above $0.081 within an hour only.

Notably, exactly before an hour of this price shoot-up, the Stellar Development Foundation (SDF) revealed that it has destroyed half of its XLM tokens, cutting down its supply to 50 billion. The announcement was made by Stellar’s CEO Denelle Dixon at the Stellar Meridian conference. The foundation has burned 55 billion of its XLM tokens, while it had 105 billion XLM previously.

Though the price escalation of XLM coin appears largely due to the announcement, the over-all positive crypto-market also gave a leg up to the coin. Till 23:00 UTC yesterday, XLM price was struggling to climb above $0.070. Following the announcement, the coin sharply climbed above $0.089 with an increase of more than 27%.

Stellar Lumens Price Prediction:

XLM to USD Price Chart
XLM Price Chart by TradingView

However, Stellar price is correcting down since today morning and has recorded a pullback of 8.48% till now. The correction has pulled the coin near $0.081, though, bulls may push the coin further considering the slightly bullish market sentiment.

The price rise shows how the coin and the market have positively reacted to the announcement by the Stellar Foundation. SDF affirmed that the burn has been executed to improve the project by making it more efficient. With that, this move by SDF has received so many reactions from the ‘Twitterati’ crypto believers. Ryan Selkis, the co-founder of Messari, a prominent crypto platform has tweeted, “Stellar just set “$4bn” on fire, but I need to figure out what the airdrop was worth and whether I owe tax?”

Meanwhile, a crypto trader and analyst Luke Martin has also expressed his opinion regarding SDF’s recent step.

With a bit more crisp tweet, Alex Krüger, a market analyst noted how the foundation decided to “own 30 billion tokens worth something, than 85 billion worth nothing.” Amid that, a crypto trader and Co-founder of, Josh Rager came up with a tweet,

Coming back a steady movement above $0.079 is a must to maintain the bullish control. Here, the short-term SMA line (50-days) has crossed above the long-term SMA line (200-days) since the price rise, noting a bullish momentum. While RSI appears stable, MACD is heading towards the bearish zone with its signal line on the upside. Read more CryptoNewsZ’s Stellar Lumens Price Prediction to know how the coin performs on a long-term basis.

Moreover, XLM coin is likely to see resistance at $0.082 and $0.087 and support levels at $ 0.070, $0.065, and $0.062.

Ruti Vora

Ruti regularly contributes in-depth news articles for leading cryptocurrencies. She contributes technical chart-based price updates and analysis pieces on the world's leading digital currencies.

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