On May 13, Terra’s UST algorithmic stablecoin slumped as low as 23 cents, and the LUNA token, created to prevent the UST algorithmic stablecoin from being volatile, fell 96% at one point. An algorithmic stablecoin is one that in theory maintains its peg using only software and rules, meaning it is not necessarily backed by collateral. Instead, the token’s programming, or smart contract, can increase supply if the price is falling or reduce supply if the price is increasing.
Originally Posted on: https://www.coindesk.com/policy/2022/05/20/uk-regulator-to-consider-terra-coins-collapse-in-new-crypto-rules-report/?utm_medium=referral&utm_source=rss&utm_campaign=headlines
By: Camomile Shumba