What happened: In an interview with Fungible Times, do kwon, founder of the Terra LUNA/USD protocol, said that Terra intends to be the largest single holder of Bitcoin BTC/USD besides its pseudonymous creator Satoshi Nakamoto.
“The reason I want to get to $10 billion, is that besides Satoshi, we will be the largest single holder of Bitcoin in the world,” he said.
“In that case, like within the crypto industry, the failure of UST is equivalent to the failure of crypto itself.”
Earlier this month, Do Kwon announced Terra’s plans to buy Bitcoin to backstop short-term redemptions of TerraUSD /USDthe US-dollar value pegged stablecoin of the Terra blockchain, and for a decentralized foreign exchange reserve.
The blockchain has already acquired more than 27,000 BTC for this purpose through a wallet address labeled Luna Foundation Guard (LFG).
If Terra’s BTC acquisition goes forward as planned, it would hold more Bitcoin than MicroStrategy Incorporated MSTR, Tesla Inc TSLA, Marathon Digital Holdings Inc MARA other block inc SQ put together.
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— LFG | Luna Foundation Guard (@LFG_org) March 30, 2022
This article was originally published on March 31, 2021.