The Stellar Development Foundation (SDF) announced yesterday that it was burning more than 50% of the 105 billion total supply of XLM, leaving only 50 billion existing lumens.

The SDF said that the smaller quantity of coins would not interfere with the current mission of the foundation. Additionally, the foundation has halted its airdrop and giveaway programs, which previously accounted for nearly 70 billion lumens.

The decision came after a previous proposal that disabled the network’s inflation mechanism since its proceeds went to individual or SDF accounts rather than the projects being built in the Stellar the ecosystem.

The XLM price initially surged as a result of the news but has retraced since. However, its future outlook seems bullish and the uptrend may be confirmed with a breakout above the resistance area at 900 satoshis.

Twitter account Weiss Crypto Ratings (@WeissCrypto) stated that the network had upgraded its protocol at the beginning of November.

Additionally, the account stated that this caused a surge in prices, but many believe that the aforementioned decision to burn coins was the catalyst for the surge.

Nevertheless, let’s take a closer look at the XLM price and gauge its future potential.

Stellar Trading Range

The XLM price has been increasing steadily since reaching a low of 554 satoshis on Sept 6.

Since then, it has twice reached the resistance area at 900 satoshis, decreasing each time and creating long upper wicks.

The technical readings are still a bit peculiar.

There is a bearish divergence in the RSI, however, it is present in both the identical highs at 800 satoshis and the higher-high of 935 satoshis.

The trend-line of the first divergence has been broken, but the higher-high created another.

While this makes it likely that the current move will not be successful in moving above the resistance area, it does not invalidate the possibility of a breakout in the future.

Therefore, XLM is likely that we will see a retest of the support area at 800 satoshis followed by an attempt at breaking out above the current resistance at 900 satoshis.

Disclaimer: This article is not trading advice and should not be construed as such. Always consult a trained financial professional before investing in cryptocurrencies, as the market is particularly volatile.


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Valdrin Tahiri

Valdrin is a cryptocurrency enthusiast and financial trader. After obtaining a masters degree in Financial Markets at the Barcelona Graduate School of Economics he began working at the Ministry of Economic Development in his native country of Kosovo. In 2019, he decided to focus full-time on cryptocurrencies and trading.

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