Today, so-called stablecoin like Terra have become popular with many people who want to invest in them because of their more predictable price, as cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ether have fluctuated in value over the past few months. Terra is a public blockchain technology that uses a decentralized coin set of algorithms to mobilize an energetic ecosystem that makes DeFi accessible to the general population. TerraUSD, a stablecoin created by Terraform Labs, is one example. It maintains its peg to the U.S. dollar by relying on a network of arbitrators to buy and sell Terra’s cryptocurrency, LUNA. Also as a token of governance, LUNA gives the holder control over the system through voting.
The value of Terra nearly doubled in February, rising from a low of $ 47 to $ 91. It increased sharply around the beginning of the Russian-Ukrainian conflict.
Terraform Labs, a startup company by Do Kwon and Daniel Shin in 2018, founded the Terra ecosystem. The ecosystem is a rapidly growing network of decentralized applications, resulting in sustained demand for Terra and rising Luna prices.
According to Terra’s website, the Terra protocol creates stablecoin that tracks the price of any fiat currency using a combination of open market arbitrage incentives and decentralized Oracle voting. On the Terra blockchain, users can spend, store, trade and exchange stable Terra coins.
Terra creates and burns tokens while also rewarding arbitrage. You must forge Terra first before you can buy it. You have to pay the travel rate at LUNA to do so. The protocol uses the LUNA and burns it, limiting its availability and slightly raising the price of the LUNA. To make a LUNA, you must first exchange Terra coins. It burned, and the price of Terra went up only slightly.
According to Terra’s white paper, the elasticity of LUNA’s supply ensures a stable coin will not become unbalanced. Their success, however, is dependent on the continued interest of the arbitrators in Terra. Some analysts worry that if arbitrators determine Terra is doomed to fail or transfer their money to another project, Terra will not be arbitrated back to the $ 1 peg. Community spirit is important in this crypto project.
At the time of writing, the value of Terra is $ 90.85, according to CoinMarketCap.