Dear LOBSTR users,
Here we are with our second email update this year. 👋
We want to give you a quick overview of what’s new with crypto, Stellar and, of course, tell you about what our team at LOBSTR has been working on lately.
Yes, these last few months have not been easy for crypto holders, but there’s lots of positive news - lets recap!
Stellar is making progress and challenges Ethereum in terms of being a go-to platform for new tokens and ICO launches.
There’s KODAKOne, a blockchain-based image rights management platform for photographers and people licensing their creative work.
Finally, IBM is supporting a USD stablecoin issued on a Stellar network.
This is just the beginning - there are hundreds of assets issued on Stellar, but a lot more are coming soon!
All of these assets are supported in LOBSTR since April.
You can store them in your account (right next to your Lumens), send and receive them, see their prices and charts.
You can discover and start accepting assets just knowing the domain name which issued it. Here’s a quick guide on how to do that - https://lobstr.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/360007280774
The most interesting and popular assets have already been added to LOBSTR, which makes it very easy to start using them.
Enjoy assets, friends!
App Store release
For a very long time we had to distribute our iOS app through the website.
The installation process involved a few extra steps, and not everyone was ready to trust application that is not on the App Store.
We could not publish LOBSTR on the App Store due to Apple policies towards cryptocurrency apps.
Apple allowed only a few approved cryptocurrencies (like Bitcoin) in the App Store, and any app which would interact with Stellar had no chance of being listed there.
This year Apple finally decided to update their policies towards crypto, and we happy to see LOBSTR as the first Stellar wallet available on the App Store!
If you’re still using our iOS app downloaded from the website, please upgrade to the latest version from App Store - just download and log in to your account.
The old application can be deleted, as it will no longer be updated.
Let us know what you think by leaving a review on App Store!
Also we’ve been busy doing a lot design and usability improvements for LOBSTR.
If you haven’t logged in to LOBSTR for a while, you’ll be surprised to see:
- Updated home page - optimized to see all of your assets!
- Completely redesigned signin and signup flow on web
- Improved design of all dialogs and pop ups on web
- New look for XLM and assets charts!
- Updated Access logs web page
- iOS and Android apps navigation was significantly streamlined.
- A lot of minor design updates like new fonts, icons & styles!
We are sure you’ll like the new fancy LOBSTR look.
We are available on Twitter and open for any kind of feedback ;)
Charts deserve a separate section in this email.
First of all, XLM chart was added to mobile apps - it’s been something that our users were asking for a while.
Secondly, since LOBSTR supports assets now, each of them now has its own price chart!
Finally, the price charts on the web version received a facelift as well, and now look and function a lot better.
Try the new charts - scroll them on the web, swipe on mobile, keep up with the crazy prices!
Coming soon: Trading
Holding and sending many assets, and tracking their prices with fancy charts is nice, for sure.
But some may argue that there’s something missing here..
Yes, we know and we’ll fix that soon!
Our next step is to provide an opportunity to trade assets on LOBSTR!
LOBSTR asset trading will be based on SDEX (Stellar Decentralized Exchange) and will be available on web and mobile apps. SDEX is an exchange layer built-in the Stellar network, which provides a common market orderbook shared by all apps & exchanges built on Stellar.
This means you’ll have access to the whole shared exchange market right from your LOBSTR account.
You won’t need to transfer your coins to exchange to trade them: you’ll be able to do that right from your wallet. Fast, simple and safe!
Users will be able to submit orders and see history of completed trades. All these events will be supported with email and mobile notifications, so you’ll know when your trade is completed.
You will be able to trade any asset issued on Stellar as soon as you have a trustline to it, and as other there’s other people who are willing to trade it.
We are already testing the trading support in LOBSTR, and will publish these updates very soon.
It will provide an amazing trading experience. So fast that it takes seconds. So simple that you can do it on the go right from your mobile device.
SDEX trading is on the rise, as well as the whole decentralized exchange concept, which brings many benefits over traditional exchanges.
Stellar recently announced a professional trading UI for experienced traders - StellarX, which will bring a whole lot more liquidity to the SDEX markets.
Airdrop to LOBSTR users
Thanks for reading this far.
There’s one more announcement which should please LOBSTR users - it's an AIRDROP! 🎉
Kava Coin Airdrop
We are distributing Kava Coins (KAVA) to all LOBSTR users, who holds Stellar Lumens (XLM) at a ratio of 100 KAVA for every 1 XLM!
To participate in this airdrop, visit our blog post:
Thank you for your continued support.
Stay tuned - we plan a lot more interesting things coming in Q3!