Terraform Labs CEO and founder Do Kwon has accepted bets worth millions of dollars on Terra’s cryptocurrency LUNA trading higher than US$88 in a year’s time, which was the price of the token at the time of the bet.

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Fast facts

  • A crypto trader who goes by Sensei Algod on Twitter made a US$1 million wager against LUNA on Twitter, betting on the devaluation of the asset, which Kwon accepted. 
  • Popular crypto personality Jordan Fish, also known as Cobie, has prepared an escrow wallet where Do Kwon and Sensei Algod each sent US$1 million in USDT.
  • Kwon has accepted another US$10 million bet from a crypto trader who goes by GCR under the same conditions.
  • Some critics of Terra have panned the ecosystem for relying on burning LUNA to stabilize and mint algorithmic stablecoin TerraUSD (UST), claiming that an increased demand in UST would cause a depletion of LUNA, risking UST to lose its peg.
  • Last Friday, Terraform Labs donated 12 million LUNA (US$1.1 billion) to the Luna Foundation Guard to grow reserves for sustaining the peg of its stablecoins.
  • LUNA is currently priced at US$89.22 at press time, ranked seventh in market capitalization, according to CoinGecko.

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