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Terra Luna Classic Price Prediction as $70 Million Trading Volume Rushes In – Can LUNC Recover in 2023?

Simon Chandler
Last updated: | 4 min read
Source: TradingView

The Terra Luna Classic price has dropped by 3% in the past 24 hours, dipping to $0.00016896 as the wider cryptocurrency market suffers a 0.5% fall. Its current level marks a 7% decline in a week, yet LUNC remains up by 18% in the last 30 days, helped in part by the market’s mini-recovery and by ongoing efforts to reduce the altcoin’s supply.

LUNC’s decline today comes amid an increase in its 24-hour trading volume to just over $70 million, up from $60 million last week. However, it’s likely that much of this additional volume has entered as part of today’s selloff, with buyers trying to offload LUNC as the Terra Luna Classic community continues to argue how best to take things forwards.

Terra Luna Classic Price Prediction as $70 Million Trading Volume Rushes In – Can LUNC Recover in 2023?

LUNC’s chart shows that traders may prefer to hold off a little until the altcoin has finished falling. Its relative strength index (purple) has plummeted to 30 in the past few hours, and likely won’t stop until it nears 20.

Source: TradingView

At the same time, LUNC’s 30-day moving average (red) is probably on the cusp of sinking further below its 200-day average (blue). This means it may be a few more days (or weeks) until the current decline bottoms out.

One of LUNC’s problems right now is that its community is continually arguing over how best to take forward Terra Luna Classic, with recriminations and ill-feeling between different factions. For example, last week even saw a new proposal that calls for the end of payments to developer Jacob Gadikian, apparently for “attacking and slandering validators on the Luna Classic Blockchain.”

Basically, if accepted, this proposal would mean that Gadikian is effectively blacklisted from contributing to Terra Luna Classic. This is very bad for LUNC since it suggests that its community isn’t sufficiently cooperative and united to arrive at a clear, effective plan for restoring LUNC’s price, while it will also likely turn other developers away from contributing to the network’s ongoing development.

Such divisions aside, there remains constant work to produce updates that will have a beneficial impact on Terra Luna Classic. This includes a recent proposal to re-peg the price of USTC to $1, something which would likely have big positive implications for LUNC’s price.

Other encouraging proposals have also been passed recently, including an update to the Terra Luna Classic blockchain enabling whitelists to be added to its native on-chain tax burn. Binance had requested this so that it could be exempt from the on-chain burn, and so that it could resume its own regular burn of trading fees (something which had temporarily ceased until at least March).

Thanks to this proposal, the burning of LUNC is likely to start accelerating again. As of writing, around 38.2 billion LUNC have been burned to date (out of a total circulating supply of 6.87 trillion), with this total likely to increase significantly as the year progresses.

On top of this, the Terra Luna Classic community is constantly coming up with proposals that would increase the burn count, including a proposal to enable users to voluntarily burn additional LUNC, if they so wish.

There are also efforts to improve the general usability of the Terra Luna Classic network. This includes proposals to increase interoperability between Terra Luna Classic and Cosmos, including via an update to Terra’s implementation of Tendermint. Needless to say, interoperability would essentially increase the size of Terra Luna Classic’s ecosystem, which can only be good for LUNC’s price.

Assuming that the community can put conflict behind it and coalesce around positive proposals, there’s every chance that LUNC will witness big gains this year. 

For example, if a plan to re-peg USTC is accepted, this would likely imply the large-scale burning of LUNC. In turn, the market could witness prices as high as $0.1, or beyond.

Of course, this is the best-case scenario, and it presumes that the market will also continue its general recovery of the past few weeks. However, with the community working so hard to produce viable plans to restore LUNC, it’s a scenario that’s becoming increasingly likely with each passing week.

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