StellarX appears as a new user interface for trading crypto currencies. The use is obviously free for all participants. One wonders: What is the motivation behind bringing something free of charge onto the market? It seems that Stellar wants to emancipate itself from Bitcoin and differentiate itself from its competitor Ripple.
The problems that arise with centralised stock exchanges are currently buzzing through the news columns in a worrying way. Manipulation of the Bitcoin price and attacks on the infrastructure are welcome fodder for FUD criers, the confidence of the community could be greater. In all this chaos, a new trading platform is now emerging that wants to clean up a bit: StellarX.
StellarX – a decentralized stock exchange?
One ahead: StellarX is not a decentralized stock exchange. So the operators stress on their homepage:
“StellarX has no order books or its own Trading system. Even though StellarX may feel like a DEX because you are trading from your own wallet and everything is solved on-chain, we are not an exchange. We’re basically a pretty good GUI for the public Stellar network.”
The offshoot of the Stellar network thus points to being merely a GUI, a graphical user interface for crypto trading. In this statement hides ultimately also the objective of the new Stellar platform. But before you can understand it, the question arises:
Is StellarX really free of charge?
The answer is an ambiguous yes, because each transaction initially costs 0.00001 XLM. This is owed to the basic features of the decentralized network. Because in the Stellar protocol it is firmly embodied that each transaction costs a fee of 0,00001 Lumen. However, the company promises to bundle and reimburse these costs on its homepage. StellarX adds the fees for each transaction and pays them back to the users once a week.
But fees can also occur elsewhere. The tokens that can be traded via the user interface are tokens from third-party providers. If you want to withdraw them again later, for example, you still have to handle this service via third-party providers, which can result in additional fees. In principle, however, the platform is free of charge. The implicit objective of StellarX also joins this point:
Independence from Ripple and Bitcoin
Stellar as new infrastructure – against bank coin Ripple
At the moment the credo in terms of adaptation is often still: Blockchain? Yes! Bitcoin? No, thank you. So it often happens that companies try to acquire the technology under the crypto currencies, but distance themselves from them. However, if StellarX prevails, this can change. Because in the long run the new platform pushes the Stellar network and can provide so in the long run for more price stability and more adaption.
Because if StellarX establishes itself as a trading platform, the chances also increase that banks in particular deal with the use of the Stellar token. With the objective of asserting itself as a cross-border payment channel, Stellar ultimately also attacks Ripple and the bank coin XRP.
Independence opposite Bitcoin
The network can also be more independent of Bitcoin. Bitcoin is still the leading crypto currency – even the price movements of the old coins are still strongly oriented to Bitcoin. That is one of the reasons for this dependence that one can exchange Altcoins only rarely directly against Fiatwährungen. Often the detour via Bitcoin is necessary.
With StellarX Stellar can ultimately also emancipate itself from this dependency. By the fact that one can exchange Stellars XLM directly on StellarX against Fiatwährungen and Stable Coins, a step takes place also here toward independence.
Conclusion: Worth a look
Whether the project is a graphical user interface, a decentralized stock exchange or a trading platform for crypto currencies is of secondary importance. The crucial thing is that StellarX takes the call for greater independence from central authorities seriously and creates an important breeding ground for what the ecosystem currently needs: the adaptation of blockchain technology.