Terra Announces Non-Profit ‘Luna Foundation Guard’

Terra Luna’s ‘lunatics’ have had their sights set on a multi-part announcement that is set to unveil, and this week the first piece of the puzzle has come to life. This week, Terra announced the formation of a new non-profit organization, the Luna Foundation Guard (LFG), that is “dedicated to supporting the advancement of open-source technology, facilitating the growth of the Terra ecosystem, and improving the sustainability and stability of Terra’s algorithmic stablecoins.” Terra Says “LFG” Terra has launched a dedicated landing page, lfg.org, outlining the team, mission, and funding & grants around LFG. The new non-profit will emphasize a number of major pillars that they see as core in advancing the ecosystem. Founder and CEO of Terraform Labs, Do Kwon, also released a recent tweet thread highlighting the major pillars behind LFG: 1/ 1 out of 3 💎 https://t.co/PcxKtGhpeT is born: – a non-profit foundation – governed by top builders in @terra_money eco– dedicated to $UST stability and adoption– decentralizing core teams behind @terra_money https://t.co/p6PkN4cWE0 — Do Kwon 🌕 (@stablekwon) January 20, 2022 In all, the Foundation will serve as a mechanism to continue driving engagement and adoption of Terraform Lab’s growing stablecoin, UST. Adoption of UST has continued to grow as the token, seen broadly as one of the most decentralized yet mainstream stablecoin options currently available, approaches an $11B market cap. The aforementioned Do Kwon will lead the charge for the Luna Foundation Guard, alongside founding member Nicholas Platias and several governing council members. The team will deploy foundation grants, starting at the end of the month, to blockchain projects in the ecosystem that address open-source development, research and education, and community growth within the Terra network. Related Reading | TA: Bitcoin Dives Below $40K, Why Bulls Could Struggle In Near Term Luna, the tradable token that arguably serves as the ‘backbone’ of the Terra ecosystem, has performed exceptionally well over the past year. | Source: LUNA-USD on TradingView.com One Of Three… What’s To Come? As mentioned previously, this announcement is slated to be the first of three, from what started as a teaser image of the cover photo used here. That photo led many ‘lunatics’ to speculate on what could be coming – the two intersecting circles led many to believe that an incoming MasterCard partnership could be coming, and many Terra fanatics believed that some sort of Bitcoin-related support could be brought to life as well. Speculation aside, the Terraform Labs-created blockchain continues to shine, recently becoming the first decentralized stablecoin to achieve a $10B market cap as well as launching a new automated market maker (AMM), Astroport. For now, the LFG webpage still has a “{redacted}” section, so don’t be surprised if the coming two announcements, which could likely be unveiled over the weeks to come, are extensions or supplementary pieces of the non-profit. Related Reading | TA: Ethereum Nosedives, Indicators Show Signs Of Larger Downtrend Featured image from medium.com/terra-money, Charts from TradingView.com The writer of this content is not associated or affiliated with any of the parties mentioned in this article. This is not financial advice.

UFC Partners With Dapper Labs to Launch NFT Collection ‘UFC Strike’

The creators of the Flow blockchain network and NBA Top Shot, Dapper Labs, announced the launch of a new non-fungible token (NFT) compilation called “UFC Strike.” According to Dapper Labs, the new NFTs will launch on Sunday, January 23, and feature “amazing displays of striking and grappling from UFC fighters.” MMA Entertainment Giant Partners With […]

TA: Ethereum Nosedives, Indicators Show Signs of Larger Downtrend

Ethereum extended decline below the $3,000 support zone against the US Dollar. ETH price could extend losses towards the $2,650 support in the near term. Ethereum extended decline below the $3,050 and $3,000 support levels. The price is trading below $3,000 and the 100 hourly simple moving average. There was a break below a key bullish trend line with support near $3,120 on the hourly chart of ETH/USD (data feed via Kraken). The pair could extend losses if there is a clear move below the $2,800 support zone. Ethereum Price Dives 8% Ethereum failed to gain strength above the $3,250 level and started a major decline. ETH formed a high near $3,272 before there was a major decline. There was a sharp move below the $3,120 and $3,050 support levels. Besides, there was a break below a key bullish trend line with support near $3,120 on the hourly chart of ETH/USD. Ether price even settled below the $3,000 level and the 100 hourly simple moving average. The price spiked below the $2,900 level and traded as low as $2,808. It is now consolidating losses above the $2,800 level. An initial resistance is near the $2,900 zone. It is close to the 23.6% Fib retracement level of the recent decline from the $3,272 swing high to $2,808 low. The first major resistance is near the $3,000 level or the 50% Fib retracement level of the recent decline from the $3,272 swing high to $2,808 low. Source: ETHUSD on TradingView.com If there is an upside break above $3,000 resistance, zone, the price could rise towards the 100 hourly simple moving average. The next major resistance is near the $3,200 level. More Losses in ETH? If ethereum fails to start a recovery wave above the $2,900 level, it could continue to move down. An initial support on the downside is near the $2,820 level. The first key support is now forming near the $2,800 level. A downside break below the $2,800 level might start another strong decline. The next major support for the bulls may perhaps be near the $2,650 zone. Any more losses could push the price towards the $2,500 level. Technical Indicators Hourly MACD – The MACD for ETH/USD is gaining pace in the bearish zone. Hourly RSI – The RSI for ETH/USD is now in the oversold zone. Major Support Level – $2,800 Major Resistance Level – $3,000

Bank of Russia Proposes Wide Ban on Cryptocurrency Use, Trade, Mining

Bank of Russia Proposes Wide Ban on Cryptocurrency Use, Trade, MiningTrue to its hardline stance on decentralized digital money, the Central Bank of Russia is now pushing for a wide-ranging ban on crypto-related activities such as issuance, exchange, and mining. A consultation paper published by the regulator cites threats to financial stability and citizens’ wellbeing among the main reasons for the proposed restrictions. Russia’s Central […]