Saturday, February 24, 2024

Terra (LUNA) trading volume surges 200% as market adjusts to death spiral


It took simply seven days for the Terra (LUNA) ecosystem to spiral down as costs got here crashing from $85 on Could 5 to practically $0 on Could 12. Because the market slowly gained readability on what transpired, the trading volume of LUNA noticed a steep restoration of over 200% over the weekend.

On account of UST de-pegging, which crashed the LUNA market, LUNA traders mirrored the value dip as CoinGecko recorded the decline of trading volumes to $178.6 million on Could 13 — a quantity that was final seen in February 2021.

Falling trading volume of LUNA. Supply: CoinGecko

Terraform Labs CEO and co-founder Do Kwon sought harm management on the identical day as he proposed a revival plan for Terra’s comeback, which entails compensating UST and LUNA holders for holding the tokens in the course of the crash.

Regardless of the dangers concerned, Terra’s ‘insane volatility’ nonetheless serves as a pretty market for a lot of short-term traders — primarily due to the truth that LUNA momentarily gained 600% in worth on Could 14.

As traders attempt to recoup their losses whereas others try to money in on Terra’s comeback, the trading volume of LUNA surged over 200% again to $6 billion. Earlier than the crash, the LUNA ecosystem constantly recorded over $2 billion in trading volumes on common over the previous two years.

LUNA trading volume comeback. Supply: CoinGecko

Nonetheless, proper when LUNA costs tumbled between Could 10 and Could 13 morning, its trading volume surged as traders tried to cut back their losses — starting from $5 billion to $16 billion. At its peak, LUNA’s trading volume recorded an all-time excessive of $16.15 billion on Could 11.

Terra’s (LUNA) all-time excessive trading volume. Supply: CoinGecko

Due to the assorted elements acknowledged above, LUNA regained its trading volume and trades at $0.00025 on the time of writing. In accordance to information from CoinMarketCap, crypto change Binance represents 68.26% of LUNA’s trading volume, adopted by KuCoin at 9.52% and FTX at 1.13%.

Associated: unblocks customers, reverses glitched LUNA trades that made 30-40x

On Friday, customers raised issues about LUNA trades being reversed on the change’s cell utility.

Kris Marszalek, CEO of, later revealed that an inside error brought on the system to show incorrect costs, which led to quite a few traders cashing in 30-40x income.

Consequently, briefly blocked all customers from trading. After a day’s evaluation of the supposed system glitch, Marszalek knowledgeable that “all person accounts have been re-enabled.”

As Cointelegraph reported, the corporate has supplied $10 price of its in-house token Cronos (CRO) as a goodwill gesture for affected traders.