• Terra’s Luna Classic (LUNC) has shown significant counter-trend strength in recent days and may be set up for a 20% rally.
• LUNC was at the center of the collapse of the Terra ecosystem in May last year, and its market capitalization has dropped from $1.5 billion to $0.9 billion since then.
• Transactions on the Terra 2.0 blockchain are validated through the proof-of-stake (PoS) consensus mechanism and the network has 130 validators working at a given point of time.
The price of Terra’s Luna Classic has been steadily increasing since the beginning of the year. In the past few weeks, the coin has shown remarkable counter-trend strength and may be set up for a 20% rally to challenge December’s monthly high. This is despite the fact that the coin has been heavily affected by the collapse of the Terra ecosystem in May last year as well as the collapse of the crypto exchange FTX in November last year.
In the wake of these events, Luna Classic’s market capitalization has dropped from $1.5 billion to $0.9 billion. Despite this, the coin is still considered to be a very eco-friendly token as transactions on the Terra 2.0 blockchain are validated through the proof-of-stake (PoS) consensus mechanism. The leading cryptocurrency, Ethereum, has also transitioned from a proof-of-work to a proof-of-stake mechanism, which has only made the competition among PoS blockchains tougher. At any given time, the network has 130 validators working on it.
The stability of Luna Classic is also important as it is pegged to a fiat currency such as the US Dollar or a supporting cryptocurrency. Terra USD (UST) was initially pegged to Luna Classic (LUNC- then, only LUNA). This is where the problem began as the cryptocurrency is in no way equivalent to gold reserves. As the prices of UNA got destabilized, it had an adverse effect on UST prices too, ultimately leading to the collapse of the entire stablecoin system in May 2022.
Given the current market conditions and the potential for a 20% rally in Luna Classic, investors and traders are keeping a close eye on the coin in the weeks to come. If the coin is able to maintain its counter-trend strength, it could be the start of a new and much-needed era of stability for the Terra ecosystem.