All TerraUSD (UST) tokens retained in the project’s community pool, as well as UST utilized for earlier Ethereum liquidity incentives, will be burned, according to the Terra governance system.
This translates to, moreover, 1.3 billion UST, or nearly 11% of the current 11.2 billion supply, according to CoinGecko. The proposition received 99.3% of the total votes cast in favor of it. After the voting period ended, Terraform Labs, Terra’s main development corporation, will carry out the burn.
There will be two steps to this procedure. To begin, around 1 billion UST will be transferred from Terra’s communal pool to a burn module, where it will be permanently removed from the supply. The team will then manually bridge 370 million UST from the Ethereum network to Terra and destroy them, as described in a Terra governance forum explanatory article.
UST burn process will begin soon
The dollar-pegged algorithmic stablecoin plummeted from $1 to $0.04 earlier this month before resuming trading at $0.03. It is now worth 96 percent less than it was before the loss of dollar parity.
Terraform’s resuscitation plan to rebuild the Terra network and issue LUNA 2.0 tokens was approved by Terra’s governance system a day before the burn.
Earlier this month, a request to burn TerraUSD was approved. However, due to technical issues with the concept, it was never realized. According to the new proposal, “the earlier plan attempted to withdraw more from the communal pool than was available, and hence the execution failed.”
The reduction will account for about 8% of total production, perhaps bringing it closer to its original dollar peg.
The relaunched chain will go live today, followed by an airdrop of the new LUNA 2.0 coins to Terra-based asset holders. The new Terra blockchain, on the other hand, will be devoid of UST tokens, and their use will be limited to the original Terra network.