JoeShon "Joe" Monroe from A Stellar World Podcast brings Public Node's Weekly Wrap-Up of Stellar-related news.
News this week includes an upcoming Stellar-based Hack the System event where programmers can earn XLM prizes to complete certain Stellar-related challenges. Stellar Lumens (XLM) Hack the System from February 25, 2021 to 10 Weeks Forward.
On February 16th 2021, iTrustCapital announced they now allow you to purchase Stellar lumens in a crypto IRA / 401k retirement account. Stellar (XLM) is now available in your Crypto IRA / 401k Retirement Accounts. On the same day, Trustee Wallet announced support for Stellar XLM in their multi cryptocurrency wallet.
On February 15th 2021, Akoin, a Stellar-based project started by Akon, the musician and entrepreneur, sent a tweet that reiterated its project is built on Stellar. Akoin stated that this model is great as it ensures high speed and low cost when transferring Akoin tokens.
On February 18th 2021, Grayscale reported that they have $29 million lumens under management.