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Terra Becomes Second-Largest Corporate Holder of Bitcoin, Surpassing Tesla

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Fri, 05/06/2022 - 06:03
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Alex Dovbnya
Terra has extended its Bitcoin buying spree, becoming the second-largest corporate holder of the top cryptocurrency
Terra Becomes Second-Largest Corporate Holder of Bitcoin, Surpassing Tesla
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Luna Foundation Guard (LFG) has become the second-largest corporate Bitcoin holder, surpassing e-car maker Tesla.

The non-profit behind UST, the largest decentralized stablecoin, recently purchased another $1.5 billion worth of Bitcoin via an over-the-counter deal with full-service digital currency prime broker Genesis and Crypto trading and venture capital firm Three Arrows Capital.

The LFG now holds 80,393 coins whose total value stands at $2.9 billion.

As reported by U.Today, Terra started buying Bitcoin in late February in order to ensure the stability of the TerraUSD (UST) token, which is supposed to maintain its dollar peg.

Terra's Do Kwon expects that the non-profit’s Bitcoin holdings will eventually reach $10 billion, which will easily make it the largest single-wallet holder of the flagship cryptocurrency. The latest mission is meant to bolster the adoption of UST.  

Presently, business intelligence firm MicroStrategy remains the leading corporate Bitcoin holder with 129,218 coins that are worth $3.9 billion.

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Prices remain in the doldrums

Terra’s Bitcoin buying spree emerged as the new bull case for the crypto king after underwhelming performance in early 2022.

However, massive purchase failed to prop up the Bitcoin price. The top cryptocurrency is currently trading at $36,479 on the Bitstamp exchange after crashing more than 8% within a single day on Thursday.

Terra’s LUNA is underperforming, plunging by more than 6% over the last 24 hours.

The UST stablecoin remains in tenth place with a market cap of $18.6. Last month, Terra became the first blockchain project to simultaneously have two cryptocurrencies in the top 10.

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Alex Dovbnya (aka AlexMorris) is a cryptocurrency expert, trader and journalist with extensive experience of covering everything related to the burgeoning industry — from price analysis to Blockchain disruption. Alex authored more than 1,000 stories for U.Today, CryptoComes and other fintech media outlets. He’s particularly interested in regulatory trends around the globe that are shaping the future of digital assets, can be contacted at alex.dovbnya@u.today.