Steem Anchor represents Steem and Steem Dollar (SBD) on the Stellar Decentralized Exchange. Our STEEM and SBD tokens on the Stellar Network are backed by real STEEM and SBD, which is stored safely and securely in our Steem Vault.
How does it work?
When you deposit STEEM or SBD (and soon SMTs) through steemanchor.com, an equivalent amount of tethered assets are minted on the Stellar Network and delivered to the Stellar account address included in the transaction memo.
Tethered STEEM and SBD can then be traded and atomically exchanged for any other asset or currency tether available on Stellar Decentralized Exchange via Stellar Lumens (XLM) - Stellar's native currency (currently #6 by market cap globally).
You can trade and use tethered STEEM and SBD across a number of great apps, exchanges and services which are built on top of Stellar, including storing tethers in your Ledger hardware wallet - how cool is that?
To withdraw STEEM or SBD tethers from Stellar simply send them to
username*steemanchor.com, a federated address on the Stellar network, where
username is your account name on steem.
Assets will be delivered to your steem account minus any transaction fees and the equivalent of tethered assets will be burned and removed from circulation.
Deposit and Withdrawal transactions usually take less than a minute, and any invalid transactions are refunded automatically.
Why use Steem Anchor?
StellarX for example, offers completely free trading even going as far as refunding the network costs and supports a wide range of native assets, crypto tethers and fiat currencies such as USD, EUR, HKD, GBP, CNY, NGN and PHP.
Steem Anchor also provides Stellar's existing users with the ability to discover and invest into Steem.
We believe that Steem Anchor will play a key role in scaling Steem's community and economy over the upcoming years and we invite you all to join us in making it a reality.
Who is behind Steem Anchor?
Limits and Transaction Fees
Steem Anchor takes transaction fees to support its operation.
These were the fees at press time:
- Deposit fee: 0% (free)
- Withdrawal fee: 0.25 + 0.75% of the amount
- Maximum fee capped at 1000 STEEM or SBD 🐋
- 0.1 minimum deposit
- 1.0 minimum withdrawal
Fees are subject to change at any time, so please be sure to check our website often to find out the most up-to-date fee and limit schedule.
If you don't have a Stellar account, we recommend opening one through StellarX.
If you already have a Stellar account, simply head over to steemanchor.com and follow the instructions to Deposit or Withdraw your STEEM or SBD assets.