The whole cryptocurrency market is still trying to recover from the crash earlier this month following the fall of the stablecoin Terra.
However, its founder Do Kwon has not given up. On Saturday, Terra developers relaunched a new version of Luna, the crypto linked to Terra, which was supposed to help keep the stablecoin pegged to $1.
Unfortunately for Terra and Luna advocates, Luna 2.0, as it’s being called, is already tanking.
“Yesterday, we said Terra 2.0 is coming. Tomorrow, it arrives,” tweeted the official Terra developer account on Friday. “The community has been working around the clock to coordinate the new chain’s launch. Subject to potential change, we expect Terra to go live on May 28th, 2022 at around 06:00 AM UTC.”
Luna 2.0 was indeed launched, hitting a high of nearly $20. It is currently valued at around $5.75, according to CoinMarketCapa near 75% drop.
Along with the launch of the new, supposedly improved blockchain, Terra planned to airdrop Luna 2.0 tokens to the holders of the crypto on the old blockchain.
An airdrop is basically when an investor is gifted tokens as a result of their holdings. Terra decided to airdrop free Luna 2.0 to holders of the previous iteration as a way to make up for some of their losses.
Following the crash earlier this month, countless investors shared stories about how they lost their life savings in Terra and Luna. Terra, which again is supposed to consistently be valued at $1, is now worth pennies. Luna, which hit an all time high value of $104 just this past March, is now worth fractions of a penny.
Luna 2.0 is currently hovering in the $5 range. Some legitimate Terra and Luna holders are reporting the airdrop enabled them to recoup a decimal-place percentage of their original investment.
But, based on some of the reactions from previous holders, there’s some distrust in the new project from Do Kwon and the rest of the team behind the failures of the old Terra and Luna.