Idris Elba Partners with Stellar Development Foundation Amidst Crypto’s Troubled Waters

British actor and filmmaker Idris Elba has reportedly been observing the crypto landscape closely. Idris Elba is a British actor, filmmaker, and musician, widely recognized for his versatile roles in both television and film. Born on 6 September 1972 in London, England, Elba gained international fame for his portrayal of Stringer Bell in the critically […]

Former Ripple Partner MoneyGram to Launch Non-Custodial Crypto Wallet With Stellar Partnership

Cross-border peer-to-peer payments provider MoneyGram has unveiled plans to to introduce a non-custodial cryptocurrency wallet, signalling a strategic shift into the digital asset domain, through a partnership with Stellar. The initiative is meant to target the exchange between traditional fiat currencies and USDC, a prominent stablecoin launched by Circle. MoneyGram CEO Alex Holmes has highlighted […]

Crypto Investment Products Focused on $XLM, $XRP, and $SOL See Significant Inflows: CCData Report

Cryptocurrency investment products focused on three major altcoins – Stellar ($XLM), $XRP, and Solana ($SOL ) – all saw major inflows this month, which led to significant rises in their assets under management, even though the main surge in assets under management came from Bitcoin ($BTC) products. According to CCData’s latest Digital Asset Management Review […]

Bitso and Stellar ($XLM) Join Forces to Streamline Global Payments via Anchor Network

Bitso, a leading cryptocurrency exchange in Latin America, has partnered with Stellar Development Foundation to enhance the global payment corridor between Latin America and the rest of the world. This collaboration leverages Stellar’s Anchor Network, a system designed to bridge the gap between the Stellar network and traditional banking systems, enabling seamless interoperability of all […]

UN to Send USDC to Displaced Ukrainians via Stellar ($XLM) Network

The United Nations refugee agency, the Office of the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), is set to start aiding displaced Ukrainians through the USDC stablecoin via digital wallets running on the Stellar ($XLM) network. According to a recent announcement, the UNHCR has launched a program to use the Stellar blockchain to transfer USDC, a […]

$XLM: Stellar Development Foundation (SDF) Partners With Brazil’s Mercado Bitcoin

Mercado Bitcoin, Latin America’s largest crypto exchange, has announced a partnership with the Stellar Development Foundation (SDF) to create a project that will explore use cases for a central bank digital currency (CBDC).  The SDF is “a non-profit organization founded in 2014 to support the development and growth of the open-source Stellar network.” The SDF […]

You Can Now Earn NFTs by Learning About Blockchain Technology

A gamified educational platform from Stellar Development Foundation (SDF) lets people earn non-fungible tokens (NFTs) by learning about blockchain technology in general and Stellar ($XLM) Network in particular. Stellar is “an open-source network for currencies and payments”, and it “makes it possible to create, send and trade digital representations of all forms of money—dollars, pesos, […]

Stellar Foundation Launches $30 Million Matching Fund for Blockchain Startups

The Stellar Development Foundation (SDF) has announced the launch of a $30 million fund to power startups leveraging blockchain technology.  According to its press release, SDF’s new Matching Fund will take a “novel approach” by co-investing alongside investors globally. The fund will match investments raised from a lead investor up to $500,000 for pre-seed to […]

$XLM Smart Contracts Are Coming to Stellar Network

Smart contracts are set to be launched on the Stellar ($XLM) network, as the Stellar Development Foundation (SDF) keeps looking at new ways to “further trust-minimized innovation” and enable “equitable access to the financial system.” In a blog post published by the SDF, it notes that adding smart contracts will “empower the ecosystem with more […]

Coin Bureau’s Prediction for Stellar Lumens ($XLM) in 2022

Popular crypto commentary and market analysis show Coin Bureau has issued a prediction for the price of cryptocurrency Stellar Lumens ($XLM) in 2022. Speaking in a recent YouTube episode, Coin Bureau’s host “Guy” told followers that $XLM’s price underperformed this year relative to other cryptoassets, despite nearly doubling in value.  Guy belioeves that the sell […]

$XLM: Ukraine Uses Stellar To Pilot New Digital Currency Program

Ukraine’s central bank is supervising a new digital currency pilot program using the Stellar blockchain.  According to a press release by FinTech firm Bitt, it is working with TASCOMBANK, which is one of Ukraine’s oldest commercial banks, on a pilot project to create an electronic version of Ukraine’s national currency “hryvnia” (UAH) on Stellar. As […]

MoneyGram Partners With Stellar and Circle for Blockchain-Powered Near-Instant Money Transfers

On Wednesday (October 6), MoneyGram International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MGI), one of the world’s largest money transfer companies, announced a partnership with the Stellar Development Foundation, a non-profit organization that supports the development and growth of Stellar, an open network for storing and moving money. According to the press release, this partnership will “enable cash funding and payout […]

Ripple’s Director of Developer Relations on RippleNet, ODL, $XRP, and $XLM

On Monday (May 17), Matt Hamilton, Director of Developer Relations at FinTech firm Ripple, took the time to address some of the common misconceptions regarding the formation of Ripple, payment network RippleNet, On-Demand Liquidity (ODL), and digit asset XRP. He also explained the reason for the architectural similarities between XRP Ledger and the Stellar Network. […]

Crypto Gambling with Stellar – Now on 1xBit

Stellar is one of the most popular cryptocurrencies, serving as the main crypto choice of many users due to its security, low costs, and reliability. Developed by the Stellar Development Foundation, XLM is now more than six years old, and its adoption quickly grew over the years, especially among small and medium businesses. And now, […]

World’s First Cardano and Stellar ETPs To Launch on Swiss Stock Exchange

Switzerland-based 21Shares AG (formerly known as “Amun AG”), which is considered one of the pioneers in issuing crypto exchange-traded products (ETPs), has announced that it will soon be launching the world’s first $ADA and $XLM ETPs on the Swiss stock exchange (aka SIX Swiss Exchange). ETPs are “collateralized, non-interest paying debt securities designed to replicate […]

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