Stellar Lumens doubles in price following upgrade
The ‘stellar’ price action followed an announcement by the project’s developers that a new version of the Stellar public network protocol had been implemented by validators. The Protocol 15 upgrade was voted into effect at 4:00 PM UTC on Nov. 23 and introduces two new features that aim to reduce the level of complexity presented to users of Stellar network-based apps and services.
Stellar’s Protocol 15 upgrade includes two new components designed to enhance user experience while retaining a defense against “farm attacks” and other methods in which bad actors may try to subvert the purpose of the network. According to Stellar’s official blog, the Protocol 15 features have been in development for over a year and address some of the “biggest pain points” for developers when building apps and services for customers on Stellar.