Nowadays, so-called stable coins like Terra have gained prominence with many people wanting to invest in them because of their more predictable prices, as cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ether have fluctuated in value over the past few months. Terra is a public blockchain technology that uses a set of algorithmic decentralized stable coins to power a vibrant ecosystem that makes DeFi accessible to the general population. TerraUSD, a stable currency created by Terraform Labs, is one example. It maintains its link to the US dollar by relying on a network of arbitrators to buy and sell Terra’s cryptocurrency, LUNA. A driving license also gives LUNA holders control of the system by voting.
Terra’s value nearly doubled in February, rising from a low of $ 47 to $ 91. It increased sharply around the beginning of the Russia-Ukraine conflict.
Terraform Labs, a startup by Do Kwon and Daniel Shin in 2018, founded the Terra ecosystem. The ecosystem is a fast-growing network of decentralized applications, leading to sustained Terra demand and rising Luna prices.
According to the Terra website, the Terra protocol creates stablecoins that track the price of any fiat currency using a combination of open market arbitrage incentives and decentralized Oracle tuning. On the Terra blockchain, users can spend, save, trade and exchange Terra stablecoins.
Terra creates and burns characters while also rewarding arbitrage. You have to coin Terra first before you can buy it. You will have to pay the current rate in LUNA to do this. The protocol consumes such LUNA and burns it, which limits their availability and slightly increases the price of LUNA. To coin LUNA, you must first convert Terra stablecoins. These are burned, and the price of Terra rises only slightly.
According to Terra’s white paper, the elasticity of LUNA’s offer ensures that the stablecoins will never be out of balance. However, their success depends on arbitrators’ continued interest in Terra. Some analysts fear that if arbitrators determine that Terra is doomed to fail or move their money to another project, Terra will not be arbitrated back to his $ 1 pen. The community spirit is crucial in this crypto project.
At the time of writing, the value of Terra was $ 90.85, according to CoinMarketCap.