Before we dive into to predicting the Stellar future and XLM price forecast, let’s quickly sum up what awaits you in this article:
First, we take a look at what is Stellar- all about – in a quick rundown. Then we cover our own XLM price predictions and market XLM forecasts. We will also dip our toes into the far future of XLM and give our Stellar price predictions for 2021, 2025 and 2030.
We will also answer some of the most common questions about XLM price targets and how high it can go, like will XLM hit $10 or will XLM reach $100 and similar. We also give our opinion if Stellar is a good investment at all, why could it succeed or fail.
So, let’s get down to business and start the thankless task of predicting Stellar future.
XLM Price Prediction – Intro
Stellar Lumens is a cryptocurrency platform that focuses on remittance and cross-border payments.
Stellar is aiming to be an open financial system that gives people of all income levels access to low-cost financial services. These services include, but are not limited to:
- Mobile Branches
- Mobile Money
In addition to these services, one very powerful feature of the network is their Distributed Exchange. Users can liquidate/exchange their funds for other cryptocurrencies or fiat currencies using the platform’s exchange anchors.
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Captain Altcoin’s Stellar Lumens Price Prediction for 2021
It is quite clear that cryptocurrency price predictions should be taken with a grain of salt, but there are factors to look out for that will almost certainly have a bearing on the future price of the wider cryptocurrency market. This includes:
- The level and nature of regulations imposed in dominating cryptocurrency markets
- The level of cryptocurrency adoption in the coming year and beyond
- The level of growth in the cryptocurrency futures market
- The utility of tokens and the ability of the underlying technology to solve real-world problems
All crypto fans and holders have been enjoying the last couple of months of 2020 and the start of 2021. Bitcoin smashed all resistance levels and kept setting new all time highs.
All altcoins followed suit and their value in dollars skyrocketed. Additionally, there were a couple of short but very profitable altcoins bull seasons that saw new and old altcoins surging, bursting through old all-time high records and setting new milestones.
Stellar was one of those altcoins that is still to have its five minutes of fame where it outperformes bitcoin and the rest of the market by a lot.
Is that price surge going to happen and can Stellar reach new all time highs in 2021 is the question on mind of every current and potential XLM holder.
Odds are that bitcoin is not yet done with rampaging the bears, which consequently means that altcoins are set to see more bull runs in 2021.
Should this be the case (we firmly believe that), Stellar`s current all time high is destined to be broken.
Stellar is bound to succeed, especially if we consider Stellar’s fundamentals: the project has seen huge improvements on technological front, community growth was explosive, liquidity is abundant, real-world adoption (outside of crypto circles) is nearing, there were no major setbacks (no code deficiencies and exploitations, no conceptual flaws in its design, no team disputes or divisions etc).
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The only dilemma is when will Stellar shine in full form – will it be in 2021 or will investors need to be armed with more patience. First part of 2021 has left a lot to be desired for holders but earlier Stellar success from 2017-18 offered us a glimpse into Stellar’s ability to create shockwaves through the crypto world and beyond.
Majority of altcoins will fail
The majority of projects will fail — some startups are created just to gather funds and disappear, some would not handle the competition, but most are just ideas that look good on paper, but in reality, are useless for the market.
Vitalik Buterin, co-founder of Ethereum said:
“There are some good ideas, there are a lot of very bad ideas, and there are a lot of very, very bad ideas, and quite a few scams as well”
Stellar Price Prediction 2021
As a result, over 95% of successful ICOs and cryptocurrency projects will fail and their investors will lose money. The other 5% of projects will become the new Apple, Google or Alibaba in the cryptoindustry. Will XLM be among those 5%?
Hard to tell but probability for that is better than with most other altcoins but still far from being a wrap.
XLM is pinning most of their hopes on their partnership with IBM which is one of the highlights of project’s history to date. On the other side, the niche XLM is competing in is fiercely crowded with other top-notch crypto projects, most notably XRP. Since the race is considered by many to be a winner takes all, XLM is dancing on a razor thin edge in an effort to capture the global market of payments and value transfers.
Why will Stellar succeed?
There are also numerous technological features that put Stellar into a pole position to take over the baton from XRP and record an actual real world utility and adoption. Here are some of the features worth highlighting:
Stellar makes it very easy to create, send and trade digital representations of all forms of money and convert between them on a single network, this will eventually be the way to convert money and all kinds of assets currency, stocks, gold, and so forth.
Public and non-profit
If you think Central Banks are going to issue their CBDC’s where the foundation taking care of the network is for profit, think again. Here again Stellar aim for the stars and hits. I’d count many of the for profit initiatives as unlikely to get any CBCD’s released on them.
Extremely cheap, fast transfer costs and scale
With bitcoin transactions costing an arm and a leg, Stellar shines like starlight yet again.
Even if xlm is to go up to 15USD which I think it will over the next 4-5 years. Given it gets 5-6 CBDC’s on the network in that time. The transaction cost will still be close to nothing. And with price surging we have a solution to ‘spam’ on the networks. It already handles millions of transactions/operations each day.
The Massive CDBC’ Market & Metcalfes law
Several countries are starting to move into or seriously consider CBDC’s, and this will make the network extremely valuable over time. Not valuable because it’s valuable, but valuable because it is extremely useful to people. Usefulness comes first and then value, and value and price are not the same. This is very easy to forget in todays crypto market.
In the world many people and governments are concerned with energy usage, and since Stellar is not a proof of work network, it is much, much more energy efficient. This matters and is likely to matter even more in the future
Why will Stellar – XLM fail?
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Can Stellar reach $1, $10 or $100?
Is Stellar dead?
Their communities on Reddit and Telegram are also active, although with notably lower engagement levels compared to 2017. Coin is also still listed on all major exchanges which indicates that XLM is far from a dead project.
All of this summed up means one thing: XLM might live through couple of orchestrated and, for a regular trader, completely unpredictable pumps but the majority of time will be murky sideways trading with small volume and no significant interest from the market.
Price will heavily depend on what BTC will do and since many analysts think BTC will not be making big moves in this year, it is hard to expect XLM will do them either. The price will probably stagnate and record slow-moving depreciation or appreciation depending on the team activity, potential technological breakthrough or high-level partnership.
Market prediction for Stellar-Lumens (XLM) price 2021
Predicting token price is thankless task – it is not much different than gambling. However, people still gladly make their predictions and even more bigger pool of people search and read them. So here are couple of independent sources and their musings about XLM price in this year.
Wallet Investor XLM Price Prediction
Wallet Investor updates prices and predictions every three minutes using the latest technical analysis. They have moderatelly optimistic made an end of the year forecast of $0.66.
The price forecast at TradingBeasts has been very optimistic for all the cryptocurrencies and its the same for XLM price forecast, too, predicting that Stellar could be worth $0.66 by the end of 2021. The team says that this can be achieved as long as there are no major security flaws and the overall sector performs well.
Stellar Price Prediction 2023
Just like with 2021, XLM price in 2023 will heavily depend on what bitcoin does in the meantime. Additionally, XLM will need to make breakthrough in the mainstream and find a real world utility. In that case, get ready for the moon and 10x gains.
Stellar price prediction 2025
XLM price prediction 2025 is not too different to the current year. It will heavily depend on the broader market movements. If we continue the bull run of 2021, Stellar future price will most likely smash resistances and record multiple new all time highs.
Stellar Price Prediction 2030
In 10 years, we could see a huge shift of the world’s economy to blockchain run system. Should XLM actually be a thing in 10 years, it would most definitely be at least 100x more valuable than now – $100+ per token.
Stellar is, just like all other cryptocurrencies, a risky investment. It does have higher probability of going up than down because of the deep pockets of Stellar Foundation and their tight connections with IBM.
We are advocates of moderately risky investing – invest most of your crypto portfolio in BTC (50%); 35% in a basket of big cap coins (like XLM) and the rest in small projects with huge upside. So, in this context, XLM is worth buying.
No, Stellar has its own blockchain and is not connected to Ethereum.
Yes, it can – if you own millions of XLM tokens. Right now, you would need around 12 million XLM tokens to be a millionaire. Even if it goes 10x, you would still need millions of tokens to be a millionaire in terms of USD.
For the short-term future, it is pretty safe bet that it won’t cross above $1. At $1 per XLM, the market cap of XLM would be just under $18 billion dollars which is pretty unrealistic from today’s perspective.
No, Stellar is not a PoW coin.
That is highly unlikely as it would mean a price increase of 1500x over the current levels. Assuming the BTC/XLM ratio stays the same, it would mean bitcoin is at $12.5 million per coin. It is out of realm of rational prediction.
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