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Why Terra Luna (LUNC) Is up More Than 60% in November

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By Bu00f9i Linh
Translated David Thomas
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In Brief

  • USTC and LUNC prices have increased sharply over the past week, pointing to signs of a revival for the Terra Classic blockchain.
  • The price increases appear to have come from increases in trading volume and the number of LUNC tokens staked on the blockchain.
  • However, the Terra Classic network would need to maintain this activity level for a certain period to relive its earlier heyday.
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The prices of TerraUSD Classic (USTC) and Terra Luna Classic (LUNC) spiked amid positive developments for the Terra Classic (Terra) network. The increases and many transactions on the network suggested the Terra Classic ecosystem was returning to life after its 2021 collapse.

On Nov. 27, the USTC/USDT exchange rate rose 176% in 24 hours to $0.037, and by the time of writing, it had increased to $0.058. Terra Luna Classic rose almost 30% to $0.0000968 between Nov. 26 and Nov. 27, and, in the last 24 hours alone, has increased 27%.

Terra and LUNC Revived?

These positive signs appear to result from a community effort to restore the former glory of the Terra Classic ecosystem. BeInCrypto has seen other indicators that bode well for the network operation.

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LUNC/USD Price Action for Last Seven Days
LUNC/USD Price Action for Last Seven Days. Source: BeInCrypto

TerraClassic Foundation data reveals that the number of Terra transactions has reached a record in the past week. On Nov. 22, users initiated around 589,000 on the network, almost double the 300,000 daily average transactions for the previous month.

At the same time, the number of tokens staked on the Terra Classic network has also risen. The proportion of LUNC tokens staked had increased to 15% of the total supply by Nov. 24. 

LUNC Staking Ratio
LUNC Staking Ratio. Source: LUNC Staking Metrics

A higher number of staked tokens and increased usage point to positive sentiment from users. They suggest a revival of interest in the Terra Classic ecosystem.

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Terra Still Far from Peak

However, it is worth noting that these numbers are still far from the heights they soared to at Terra’s peak. Also, any increases must be sustained for a significant period for Terra to reclaim its position in a crowded crypto ecosystem. The percentage of staked tokens has since dropped back to its trough of under 15%, as seen in mid-November.

In 2021, Terra was one of the most widely used blockchains due to the popularity of the TerraUSD stablecoin and its sister token LUNA. But the capture of Do Kwon, his runs-in with law enforcement, and the collapse of the multi-billion-dollar Terra ecosystem created two chains, Terra Classic and Terra 2.0.

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David Thomas
David Thomas graduated from the University of Kwa-Zulu Natal in Durban, South Africa, with an Honors degree in electronic engineering. He worked as an engineer for eight years, developing software for industrial processes at South African automation specialist Autotronix (Pty) Ltd., mining control systems for AngloGold Ashanti, and consumer products at Inhep Digital Security, a domestic security company wholly owned by Swedish conglomerate Assa Abloy. He has experience writing software in C,...