• Terra LUNA
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Contracts : Osmosis : ibc/7...F364EF9   

  • Rank #181
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₹34.96 B 2.9163%

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₹2.62 B

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Terra (LUNA)

Terra (LUNA) is a public blockchain protocol that originated from Terra Classic, which was associated with the algorithmic stablecoin TerraClassicUSD (UST). The stablecoin was later backed by the LUNC token, but a bank run in May 2022 led to its devaluation and the subsequent launch of a new blockchain, resulting in both Terra Classic and Terra chains.

The development of Terra Classic began in January 2018, with the blockchain's launch occurring in April 2019. Its aim was to combine the stability and widespread use of fiat currencies with the censorship resistance of Bitcoin (BTC), offering efficient and cost-effective settlements through the UST stablecoin. Terra Classic provided stablecoins pegged to various currencies, including the U.S. dollar, South Korean won, Mongolian tugrik, and the International Monetary Fund's Special Drawing Rights basket.

The current Terra blockchain continues the Terra Classic legacy while excluding the UST stablecoin. The development is carried forward by the LUNA community, affectionately referred to as "LUNAtics," focusing on enhancing the user experience and interface that contributed to Terra Classic's high ranking in total value locked (TVL). Numerous DApps have agreed to migrate to Terra to ensure the continuity of their operations.


Terra was established in January 2018 by Daniel Shin and Do Kwon, with the vision of promoting the widespread adoption of blockchain technology and cryptocurrency. Their focus on ensuring price stability and user-friendliness guided the project's development. Do Kwon assumed the role of CEO at Terraform Labs, the entity behind Terra.

Before their involvement with Terra, Daniel Shin co-founded and led Ticket Monster (TMON), a significant e-commerce platform in South Korea. He also played a role in founding Fast Track Asia, a startup incubator that collaborates with entrepreneurs to establish fully operational companies.

Do Kwon, on the other hand, founded and served as the CEO of Anyfi, a startup specializing in decentralized wireless mesh networking solutions. He has also held positions as a software engineer at Microsoft and Apple.

In response to the collapse of Terra Classic, Do Kwon formulated a revival strategy that ultimately led to the hard fork of Terra Classic into Terra. This proposal faced criticism from notable figures such as Binance founder Changpeng Zhao and Vitalik Buterin, as well as from disappointed UST investors. However, the community voted in favor of Kwon's plan, resulting in the hard fork and the emergence of the new Terra blockchain on May 27, 2022.

What makes it unique?

Terra (LUNA) operates as a stablecoin protocol, creating stablecoins that closely follow the value of fiat currencies, offering users a blend of cryptocurrency advantages with the stability of traditional currencies. The native token, LUNA, serves various roles within the Terra ecosystem, including securing stablecoin value and enabling staking for ecosystem growth. Positioned as a decentralized financial infrastructure, Terra (LUNA) provides programmable payments, logistics, and simplified Dapp and stablecoin development. It employs the KAWPOW algorithm for fair distribution and mining decentralization. Moreover, Terra (LUNA) promotes interoperability, facilitating seamless swapping between LUNA and UST tokens at a fixed $1 price, regardless of market fluctuations.

Network security

Terra (LUNA) employs a robust security framework anchored by its Delegated Proof of Stake (DPoS) consensus mechanism. In this system, LUNA token holders delegate their tokens to validators who validate transactions, maintain consensus, and secure the network, promoting energy efficiency and decentralization. Stakeholders further enhance network security and decentralization by staking tokens to support validators and engage in governance activities.

 Economic incentives play a pivotal role in encouraging honest behavior among validators and participants, with rewards and penalties ensuring the integrity of the network. Terra's interoperability, facilitated by its Bridge protocol and cross-chain capabilities, bolsters security by enabling seamless asset transfers across diverse blockchains, mitigating risks associated with a single blockchain's vulnerabilities.

The network's governance is decentralized, allowing stakeholders to participate in decision-making for upgrades and protocol changes. Ongoing development efforts, including audits and upgrades, reinforce security and resilience, ensuring that Terra's stablecoins and broader financial applications operate within a secure and decentralized environment.

Recent developments

Ripple's Chief Legal Officer, Stuart Alderoty, has emphasized that the recent ruling by a judge in the SEC's case against Terraform Labs does not have any bearing on a prior ruling concerning the classification of XRP as a non-security in the SEC vs. Ripple lawsuit. The judge overseeing the Terra case rejected a previous ruling related to Ripple and XRP, but Alderoty clarified that this comment does not hold any legal significance for Ripple and XRP. The statement underscores Alderoty's belief that the Terra ruling does not impact the ongoing legal status and proceedings of XRP.

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