LUNA Crypto Continues to Shine Despite Crash
Early December was a brutal period for the crypto market, as it crashed substantially. While it has recovered since, crypto assets like BTC, MANA, SAND and GALA are yet to hit the highs they experienced in November.
Causes include the volatile period for traditional financial markets and skewering inflation.
There is a silver lining, though. Terra (LUNA) surged in price, and Terra-TVL grew considerably in the past week or so. Why are people choosing Terra Luna crypto stablecoins over other US$-backed assets?
TerraUSD, a truly decentralised stablecoin
TerraUSD (UST) is a decentralised, algorithmic stablecoin that offers a scalable solution for DeFi. Decentralised stablecoin leaders like DAI face severe scalability problems, and UST offers a viable solution.
People finally realize UST’s potential, including easy cryptocurrency exchange, passive income potential and interoperability. The ability to earn income off stablecoin deposits is a key factor currently driving its acceptance. The fact that UST held its peg during the crypto crash is big news and a significant event for the DeFi ecosystem at large.
While stablecoins like USDT, USDC, BUSD and TUSD failed to do so, UST held strong. Earlier this year, it was impossible to think of an algorithmic stablecoin outperforming the above-mentioned stablecoins. More and more exchanges are introducing UST pairs, the latest being KuCoin with SOL/UST and MATIC/UST.
Now, one of LUNA's capabilities is ensuring the price stability of Terra blockchain ecosystem stablecoins.
LUNA burning drove scarcity
From 26th November to 5th December 2021, for example, roughly 10 million LUNA tokens were burnt! The reason is simple. As more people are purchasing UST and exchanges are introducing UST pairs, more UST will have to be minted to meet growing demands.
This in turn, leads to LUNA crypto burning, most of which is done by buying LUNA off the open market.
Confirming fundamentals means LUNA should be a key part of your core holdings and at the top of your ‘buy the dip’ coin list. LUNA surged to an ATH recently, so do not rush and buy the coin now.
(This article was written prior to the collapse of Terra in 2022)
Author: Surajdeep Singh
Surajdeep Singh has been working in the tech sphere as a marketing guru and journalist for over 6 years, with his speciality laying in blockchain and Web3. He has donned several hats in marketing and journalism over the years and worked with many reputable brands. Feel free to reach out to him on LinkedIn!