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Hindsight 20/20: The Winners Of The Terra (LUNA) Collapse

The Terra (LUNA) collapse might be practically a month old at this moment however its effects stay fresh in the mind of financiers. Millions of users on the decentralized financing (DeFi) network had actually lost billions of dollars when UST had actually all of a sudden lost its peg, activating an increase in the supply of LUNA, which implied more losses spilling into those who held the native token.

However, much like with any market crash, everybody is not a loser. The Terra crash was no various in this regard. The billions of dollars lost in the crash did not simply vanish into thin air. They went to other financiers, who have actually become the winners of the collapse.

Winners Of A Tragedy

The method the Terra community was structured offered a great deal of power and control to the creators. This is since the majority of the coins from the pre-mine had actually gone to Terraform Labs and the backers. This consisted of VCs and confidential wallets, presumed to come from the creators. 

What this implied was that when crypto financiers were starting to embrace the Terra community, they efficiently needed to buy the LUNA tokens from these confidential and VCs’ wallets. These wallets would wind up being the ‘winners’ in this case who are declared to have actually had the ability to get rid of an approximated $6 billion prior to the collapse.

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This $6 billion figure is obtained from the worth of LUNA at the time of the deals where big LUNA holdings were moved from these early wallets to exchanges and bridges back in 2021, and after that once again prior to the crash happened in May.

Due to the need developed by the Anchor Protocol’s 20% yield, these big holders had the ability to burn their LUNA and mint UST. These created stablecoins might then be fed into the high need developed by financiers wishing to make the most of the high yield.

Early LUNA holders make $6 billion | Source: Arcane Research

While $6 billion in overall were tracked at the time of the outflows, Arcane Research advances that the outdoors revenues made by the ‘winners’ might have been bigger. This is taking into consideration not just those who had actually had the ability to sell big holdings prior to the crash however those who had likewise shorted the digital property while the rate crashed.

How Terra (LUNA) Is Faring

In a quote to conserve the property from overall collapse, it was advanced that the Terra community is changed. This caused the renaming of the old LUNA as LUNA Classic (LUNC) and the old UST as UST Classic (USTC). The brand-new LUNA was then introduced and airdropped to holders of LUNA taking at a specific picture, with more airdrops anticipated to occur over a duration of 24 months. 

Terra (LUNA) price chart from TradingView.com

LUNA trending at $6.7 | Source: LUNAUSD on TradingView.com

The brand-new LUNA had actually increased really rapidly on the day of launch, reaching as high as $19 per coin. But these gains would be rubbed out simply as rapidly as they appeared, seeing the rate decrease by about 90%. There is no informing if the digital property will ever have the ability to go back to its previous magnificence and by extension, its previous highs.

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LUNA is now being traded throughout numerous exchanges at a typical rate of $6.5. While LUNC and USTC continue to see high trading volume throughout exchanges. 

Featured image from Business Today, charts from Arcane Research and TradingView.com

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