Terra’s LUNA Hits New All-Time High of $81, Flips Binance Smart Chain In DeFi TVL
Well, Terraform Lab’s native cryptocurrency LUNA is clearly dodging the broader crypto market. While heavyweights like Bitcoin (BTC) and Ethereum (ETH) are moving sideways, LUNA has touched a new all-time high gaining another 10% and moving past $81.
The weekly gains for Terra LUNA stand at a staggering 31% as it makes way into the top ten crypto-list unsettling Polkadot’s DOT. On the technical charts, LUNA has given a strong breakout above $80 levels which suggests that we could be heading for potential upsides in the coming days.
Can wait for tomorrow. We are breaking the $80 handle. Les Gou!!! $LUNa $UST pic.twitter.com/EPeIqBV04y— LUNAomics🌖 (@Shigeo808) December 20, 2021
The Terraform Labs platform is also becoming a strong destination for most of the DeFi protocols. Popular crypto analyst and CNBC Crypto Trader Ran Neuner said that Automated market maker, ASTROPORT pools has locked $1 billion on Terra LUNA.
The growth of this Tier-1 AMM on LUNA will encourage more players to join the platform. Besides, this $1 billion in LUNA-related locked will stay for a year. This will be a big pivot point for Terraform Labs.
$1bn locked in ASTROPORT pools! Many people don’t understand this;Related articleDid Tether’s Latest Lawsuit in New York Trigger Recent Crypto Market Crash?1. Finally a tier 1 AMM with incentives on $LUNA.2.$1bn in $LUNA/related locked, most of it for a year.3. This move paved the way for many new project launches – more UST minted!It’s a pivot point for $LUNA— Ran NeuNer (@cryptomanran) December 19, 2021
Terra Flips Binance Smart Chain in Total Value Locked (TVL)
The Terraform Labs platform has hit another major milestone in terms of the DeFi total value locked (TVL) on the platform. With a $17.2 billion in TVL, Terra comes second after Ethereum flipping the popular binance Smart Chain (BSC).
Thanks to the recent announcement coming from ASTROPORT with $1 billion locked. The important thing to note is that Terra’s LUNA hosts far fewer protocols as compared to the Binance Smart Chain (BSC).
While Terra has 13 active protocols as of now, BSC hosts more than 222 active protocols. However, a staggering 140+ protocols are scheduled to arrive on Terra the next year in 2022.
Terra’s LUNA has been one of the game-changing altcoins for 2021. From less than under $1 at the beginning of 2021, LUNA’s price has surged 88x year-to-date with a staggering 8700% returns in one single year. Probably, we can see LUNA among the top-five cryptos in 2022.Source