Terra (LUNA) trading volume surge 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 Might 5 to almost $0 on Might 12. Because the market slowly gained readability on what transpired, the buying and selling quantity of LUNA noticed a steep restoration of over 200% over the weekend.

Because of UST de-pegging, which crashed the LUNA market, LUNA traders mirrored the value dip as CoinGecko recorded the decline of buying and selling volumes to $178.6 million recorded the autumn down of buying and selling volumes to $178.6 million on Might 13 — a quantity that was final seen in Feb 2021.

Falling buying and selling quantity 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 resulting from the truth that LUNA momentarily gained 600% in worth on Might 14.

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

LUNA buying and selling quantity comeback. Supply: CoinGecko

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

Terra’s (LUNA) all-time excessive buying and selling quantity. Supply: CoinGecko

Because of the varied components acknowledged above, LUNA regained its buying and selling quantity and trades at $0.00025 on the time of writing. In accordance with information from CoinMarketCap, crypto alternate Binance represents 68.26% of LUNA’s buying and selling quantity, adopted by KuCoin at 9.52% and FTX at 1.13%.

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

On Friday, Crypto.com customers raised considerations about LUNA trades being reversed on the alternate’s cell utility.

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

In consequence, Crypto.com briefly blocked all customers from buying and selling. After a day’s evaluate of the supposed system glitch, Marszalek knowledgeable that “all person accounts have been re-enabled.” 

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