Why was it so low for so long?
Well the problem was, that people were scared of delistment, due to the low trade . This idea is completely of the table now.
I dont become scared in these situations if the tech behind the coin is good. The XBC code base is very good and the wallet is very user friendly. It translates into every language perfectly. And the 20 % staking rewards are attractive to large whales and small fish alike. And really stimulates to hold. Instead of the mining rewards falling into the hands of random miners. It falls into the hand of the hardcore holders. The result you can see today:)