As wallets seek to grow their user base, partnering with Stellar anchors that have the ability to accept fiat value and onboard the customer gives wallets a new acquisition channel. Wallets can leverage standard Stellar protocols (referred to as “SEPs”) to access the relevant anchors either or via an interactive . Wallets can also take advantage of the to make it even easier for users to sign up on select Samsung devices, and Stellar key recovery tools to restore private keys.
Whether enabling customers in new geographies to convert to their home fiat currency, or designing an international peer to peer (P2P) payments flow, the Stellar Anchor Network𒉰 extends the reach of wallet applications to new geographies around the world. Stellar Anchors often support “difficult” currencies in emerging economies, many of which lack liquidity in retail forex markets, as well as local cash out methods that permit users to move from digital assets back into their local fiat currency. Stellar anchors give you access to local rails, including ACH in the US, mobile money in Kenya, and SEPA in Europe.
Stellar’s expanding network of anchors, applications, developers and companies is changing how people exchange and send money.
When applications want to integrate Stellar, their first design decision is whether to build a custodial or noncustodial wallet -- in short, do they want to custody their customers’ keys and funds, or have the customers do it themselves?
The next question is in which geographies the applications want to have on and off ramps to tokenized assets.
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Please note you will need to integrate with the Stellar network Horizon APIs as well as Stellar Anchor APIs () which may require a separate agreement with an anchor.
The final question is what tokenized assets and use cases you plan to offer customers. If you’re curious how Stellar could help you grow your business, we’d love to talk.