XLM has no mining method nor purchasable via ICO like other Cryptocurrencies. Aside from trading with Exchange, you can get XLM from other methods. Which are limited by the token distribution policy as follows:
- 50% of XLM are distributed to the individual who got invited or registered to their meetup or events ( 50 - 300 XLM each time ).
- 25% are distributed to Charities, Organizations, and Companies and their business partners who support and make use of their Stella network.
- 19% to Bitcoin holders & 1% to Ripple holders
- 5% are reserved in Stella Foundation for operational cost and will be auction for sale later.