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LUNA

LUNA is a native token on the Terra blockchain, launched in 2018 by Terraform Labs. This chain hosts several fiat-pegged stablecoins, such as TerraUSD or TerraKRW, which are often collectively called Terra, too. LUNA has a few purposes in the network, one of which is to stabilize Terra coin prices. It also helps power Proof-of-Stake (PoS) consensus protocol and grants its holders voting rights.

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What Is LUNA?

LUNA is a native token on the Terra blockchain, launched in 2018 by Terraform Labs. This chain hosts several fiat-pegged stablecoins, such as TerraUSD or TerraKRW, which are often collectively called Terra, too. LUNA has a few purposes in the network, one of which is to stabilize Terra coin prices. It also helps power Proof-of-Stake (PoS) consensus protocol and grants its holders voting rights.

The idea behind Terra is to drive crypto adoption by launching a whole basket of regional fiat-based stablecoins (their prices are broadcast on-chain by oracles) and supporting atomic swaps between them. This facilitates easy, low-fee cross-border transactions that allow its users not to worry about incurring losses due to the volatility usually inherent in crypto prices. 

Terra's native token LUNA acts as a balancing token in this network. If any Terra crypto prices get “unhooked” from a fiat currency to which they’re pegged, the network users are incentivized to exchange their LUNA to Terra or vice versa. This makes Terra supply expand or contract, bringing its price back to the price of the fiat. As mentioned before, LUNA is also used for staking by validators and delegators in PoS protocol securing the network.

Since LUNA is so vital for the whole Terra ecosystem, long-term LUNA holders get rewards for staking their tokens. They are comprised of gas fees, taxes, and seigniorage rewards for functioning as oracles.

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