Stellar Development Foundation and Keybase Jointly Launch $120M Airdrop

The Stellar Development Foundation, a non-profit founded to support the development of the open-source Stellar network, is launching a $120 million airdrop in collaboration with encrypted messenger Keybase. According to a Sept. 9 blog post, Keybase will be giving 100 million Stellar (XLM) each month over the next 20 months to their users, which totals to 2 billion XLM, or almost $120 million. Keybase will distribute XLM among its more than 300,000 users. *Certain conditions may apply The foundation states that eligible participants in the airdrop must have had a…

Ripple Sends 100 Million XRP to Stellar Founder & ‘XRP Army’ Is Furious – CCN.com

When crypto giant Ripple sent 100 million XRP to Jed McCaleb, the transaction did more than just make its long-departed co-founder $26 million richer. | Source: Shutterstock When crypto giant Ripple sent 100 million XRP to Jed McCaleb over the weekend, the transaction did more than just make the project’s long-departed co-founder $26 million richer. It also sent the so-called “XRP Army” into a tizzy. Why Ripple Is Paying XRP to a Rival Cryptocurrency’s Founder McCaleb, who had a messy breakup with Ripple back in 2014, later went on to…

Ripple Sends 100 Million XRP to Stellar Founder & ‘XRP Army’ Is Furious – CCN.com

When crypto giant Ripple sent 100 million XRP to Jed McCaleb, the transaction did more than just make its long-departed co-founder $26 million richer. | Source: Shutterstock When crypto giant Ripple sent 100 million XRP to Jed McCaleb over the weekend, the transaction did more than just make the project’s long-departed co-founder $26 million richer. It also sent the so-called “XRP Army” into a tizzy. Why Ripple Is Paying XRP to a Rival Cryptocurrency’s Founder McCaleb, who had a messy breakup with Ripple back in 2014, later went on to…

Mega Investment Fund Proposes Money Market Fund with Tokens on Stellar Blockchain

Franklin Templeton wants to have a go at using cryptocurrencies as a tool for investments in a new fund. This will mainstream cryptocurrencies in general and Stellar in particular. Is this the beginning of the big bang we have all been waiting for? While it may sound like something surreal, Franklin Templeton Investments, which is arguably one of the largest investment funds in the world, has proposed to create a money market fund with the tokens of the fund running off the Stellar blockchain. With over $700B in assets which…

Asset Management Giant Wants Government Money Market Fund on Stellar

American asset management firm Franklin Templeton Investments has filed a preliminary prospectus with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for a government money market fund with a focus on blockchain-based shares. According to a Sept. 3 SEC filing, Franklin Templeton’s fund will make investments in a range of products such as U.S. government securities, repurchase agreements, and blockchain-based shares. However, the document notes that the fund will not invest in cryptocurrencies. Stellar network-recorded shares Franklin Templeton has chosen the Stellar network to record the ownership of the fund’s…

Binance Unknowingly Earns Staking Rewards of Stellar, Adds Support

Major cryptocurrency exchange Binance has earned staking rewards on Stellar (XLM) following a change of some parameters on cold and hot wallets. In a blog post published on July 18, Binance said that it unknowingly earned staking rewards of 9,500,000 XLM ($775,000 at press time) in extra XLM tokens in the wake of specific parameter changes on cold and hot wallets made a year ago. The exchange subsequently decided both to immediately add staking support for XLM and to share the gained XLM rewards with the entire community. The post…

Stellar Lumens (XLM) Down 50% Since IBM Parted Ways With Jesse Lund

Stellar Lumens (XLM) battered, slides 14.5 percent Even with IBM, bears are relentless Coinciding with Jesse Lund and CTO Yang exit, XLM prices are in a downtrend. Presently, XLM is at a precipice with traders aware that losses below 7 cents could see bears aim for new lows. Meanwhile, the coin is down 14.5 percent from last week’s close. Stellar Lumens Price Analysis Fundamentals Despite seamless communication, finance appears to be lagging. However, the introduction of a new layer, a web built on top of the internet is where future…

Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, Bitcoin Cash, Litecoin, EOS, Binance Coin, Bitcoin SV, Stellar, Tron: Price Analysis June 3

The views and opinions expressed here are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cointelegraph. Every investment and trading move involves risk, you should conduct your own research when making a decision. Market data is provided by the HitBTC exchange. Hester Peirce, commissioner at the United States securities regulator, believes that the exchange-traded fund (ETF) application by the Winklevoss twins should not have been rejected. She has requested her co-commissioners to be open to innovation in the ETF space because a Bitcoin ETF, if passed,…

Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, Bitcoin Cash, EOS, Litecoin, Binance Coin, Bitcoin SV, Stellar, Cardano: Price Analysis May 31

The views and opinions expressed here are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cointelegraph. Every investment and trading move involves risk, you should conduct your own research when making a decision. Market data is provided by the HitBTC exchange. Michael Novogratz, founder and CEO of cryptocurrency merchant bank Galaxy Digital, believes that the adoption of the blockchain technology by mainstream technology companies and interest by Wall Street firms helped start the rally. He now expects Bitcoin to remain range bound between $7,000 and…

Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, Bitcoin Cash, Litecoin, EOS, Binance Coin, Stellar, Cardano, TRON: Price Analysis May 29

The views and opinions expressed here are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cointelegraph. Every investment and trading move involves risk, you should conduct your own research when making a decision. Market data is provided by the HitBTC exchange. The chief commercial officer of cryptocurrency payments processor BitPay believes that Bitcoin will only rise higher, led by business interest and real use cases for cryptocurrencies around the world. Contrary to this opinion, a report by the United States think tank, the Congressional Research Service,…