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Can Luna Drop Lower?

Think Luna will drop lower? You can short the token on FTX, or buy it on Gemini!

Terra (Luna), the cryptocurrency backing the UST stablecoin, has taken a massive hit in market capitalization over the past couple of days. The LUNA token is most recognized for backing a stablecoin pegged to the US dollar, TerraUSD (UST). 

While the entirety of the crypto market has taken a hit over the last couple of weeks, the LUNA price has seen one of the worst dips in price, losing over 90% of its value. While macro factors are playing a role, the instability of LUNA’s stablecoin UST has caused panic for both UST and LUNA holders.

With LUNA well off its highs some may see a buying opportunity. However, a bottom has yet to be found for the token, as the price continues to plunge. Downwards pressure on Bitcoin has most altcoins trading lower, further murking the waters for LUNA’s future. 

Can Luna Drop Lower Than $1?

It is quite possible that LUNA drops below $1. With the token trading around $75 at the beginning of May 2022, it’s already plummeted to less than $1 for brief moments. And with no bottom found, the flight out of LUNA could worsen. As of writing, LUNA is trading at a mere $2.20 per token.

There is also a possibility that the price sees a drastic reversal if the UST regains its peg to $1. However, because you can redeem 1 UST (currently around $0.85) for $1 worth of LUNA, arbitrage opportunities exist that could impact the price of LUNA.

Why Is Luna Going Down?

Luna’s decline in price was ignited by a number of reasons, most importantly was UST losing its peg to $1 and dropping to as low as $0.68. This occurred when UST dipped just slightly below its $1 peg, which is not uncommon for stablecoins but was becoming a clear problem for UST. The volatility of the broader markets exacerbated the situation, and soon, UST holders were cashing out of the coin altogether in exchange for other stablecoins. 

With Terra Luna failing to serve its purpose in stabilizing UST, the price per coin began to drop rapidly. Just over a month ago LUNA was trading at roughly $115 per coin. Following UST’s depeg to the dollar, the LUNA token now trades below $3 per coin.

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Founded in 2018, Bybit is a Singapore-based cryptocurrency exchange offering derivatives in 17 different trading pairs. Available to clients around the world, Bybit has over 2 million users trading traditional futures contracts and perpetual contracts with no expiration. Spot trading is available on the platform, which features a compatible mobile app for download on both iOS and Android devices. Bybit has reliable customer service, sophisticated trading tools, and a wealth of knowledge in its education libraries. However, US residents are shut out from its services.

Best For

  • Cryptocurrency traders of all levels
  • Affordable trading fees
  • API trading
  • Multiple order types

Pros

  • Fast server with no downtime
  • Accessible customer support
  • Can make deposits with more than 50 different currencies
  • Intuitive platform with mobile functionality

Cons

  • Not available to residents of the US, Quebec, Singapore, or China
  • Spot trading only available to whitelist clients

If you are looking to short LUNA, both FTX and ByBit offer short selling features. However, if your IP address shows you are in the United States this action is prohibited. Other ways to short the coin would be through a decentralized exchange such as Uniswap, which offers leveraged tokens that rise in value when a token falls.

Can Luna Still Hit $100 In 2022?

Just a couple of months prior to this drastic drop in UST price, Luna was recognized as one of the most trusted stablecoin projects. While this news is horrible for the short term, there is still hope for Luna to regain its prowess as a true stablecoin competitor.

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First a UST repeg must happen, followed by improvements in the algorithm, and finally restored faith from the crypto community. None of which are guaranteed to happen, let alone happen in 2022. A pump in the broader markets would also be pivotal in helping Luna reach $200. While this perfect storm is unlikely, it is not out of question.

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Gemini is a cryptocurrency exchange and custodian that offers investors access to over 100 coins and tokens. Founded in the US, Gemini is expanding globally, in particular into Europe and Asia. Offerings include both major cryptocurrency projects like Bitcoin and Ethereum, and smaller altcoins like Orchid and 0x.

Gemini is 1 of the only brokers with multiple platform options based on skill level. New investors will love the streamlined interface of Gemini’s mobile and web apps, while advanced investors might appreciate all the tools that come with ActiveTrader. 

In addition to a host of platform choices, Gemini users also have access to insured hot wallets to store tokens without worrying about digital asset theft. Learn more about what Gemini can do for you in our review.

Best For

  • New investors looking for a simple mobile and web app
  • Day traders looking to use technical analysis tools
  • Users looking for a 1-stop-shop to buy, sell and store all of their cryptos

Pros

  • Easy and quick signups — can get started in as little as a 5 minutes
  • Multitude of platforms to accommodate traders of all skill levels
  • Hot wallets include insurance to protect your from theft and hacking attempts

Cons

  • Charges both a commission and a convenience fee for users buying and selling through the desktop or mobile app
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The trading platform Gemini supports the buying and selling of LUNA, if you are looking to trade the asset. Continued instability could lead to further regulation of stablecoins as the US was already wary of them, making it more difficult to find supportive platforms for projects such as Terra Luna.

Will Luna Keep Crashing?

If UST fails to regain its peg to the dollar then it is very likely that Luna will continue crashing. Even if it does restore its stablecoin status, there is going to be a lot of faith lost in the stablecoin, thus, lost faith in LUNA. 

The purpose of a stablecoin is defeated if it is capable of crashing well below its allotted value. With competition among stablecoins hot, money is likely to pour into competitors DAI, USDC and Tether. For LUNA to regain its price, there must be a return in consumer confidence in the UST stablecoin.

Is Now A Good Time To Buy Luna?

Luna is trading at a large discount relative to its price just a month prior. However, this price drop is warranted by its inability to stabilize the UST. With UST losing its peg to the dollar, there is no purpose for its existence. With that being said, it’s still possible that UST is able to regain its peg to the dollar. If this happens, there is still a long road ahead of learning and improving upon the protocol, as it is clearly insufficient. It will be up to the markets to decide if UST and LUNA can be trusted again.

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Dubai Couple Ties The Knot In The Metaverse

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Dubai Couple Ties The Knot In The Metaverse

A Dubai based couple has decided to be wed in the metaverse after legal problems stemming from their nationalities initially forced them to tie the knot in Georgia in 2019. After the wedding, the couple said they will use their own experience to help others get married in the metaverse as well.

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After encountering legal troubles registering their marriage, Florian Ughetto, a French national residing in Dubai and his fiancee, Liz Nunez, were reportedly planning to wed in the metaverse on May 19. The couple said the decision to tie the knot in the metaverse comes nearly three years after they got married in Georgia.

According to a report by the Blockchain Group, the couple’s wedding outfits were acquired via Opensea, a non-fungible token (NFT) marketplace. The report also said 20 of the couple’s closest friends would join them via the metaverse.

Explaining the steps that the couple will take exchanging vows, the report said the soon-to-be husband and wife would go to a location in the metaverse for the after-wedding party.

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As per the report, the couple got married in Georgia in 2019 after they encountered problems registering their union locally due to their nationalities.

“That is one of the reasons why we chose to fly to Georgia to register our marriage,” the report quotes Ughetto explaining.

Meanwhile, the report said the couple has since established their wedding planning company that will specialize in virtual weddings. The couple hopes to use their metaverse wedding experience as a test run.

While the final cost of the ceremony has not been revealed, the report estimates this to be over $800 or DH3,000.

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Cyprus Drafts Crypto Rules, May Introduce Them Before EU Regulations

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Cyprus Drafts Crypto Rules, May Introduce Them Before EU Regulations

Cyprus has prepared its own legislation to regulate crypto assets and is likely to adopt it before Europe finalizes a common regulatory framework, a government official has indicated. The authorities in Nicosia welcome the “careful” use of cryptocurrencies, he added.

Government of Cyprus to Submit ‘Attractive’ Crypto Bill

Cyprus has an “enviable position” in the EU when it comes to innovation, with the second-best progress last year, according to the European Innovation Scoreboard, the country’s Deputy Minister for Research, Innovation and Digital Policy Kyriacos Kokkinos stated at a meeting with the local fintech community. The event was devoted to digital assets, entrepreneurship and financial technology.

Commenting on the future of digital assets in Cyprus, including cryptocurrencies, the minister walked a fine line between embracing innovation and having to pay heed to laws, the Cyprus Mail wrote in a report on Thursday. Quoted by the English-language daily newspaper, Kokkinos elaborated:

I can tell you that Cyprus welcomes the use of digital and crypto assets, but we still need to be very careful and respect not only the regulations currently in place but also the absence of any regulations.

The government representative gave an example with Malta, the regulatory framework of witch attracted many crypto companies and investors but also led to increased scrutiny and investigations into some of its companies and banking institutions. “We have to be careful of the frameworks of the European Union since we are a member state,” Kokkinos emphasized.

The deputy minister then revealed that the Cyprus government has already drafted a “very attractive bill on crypto assets.” The legislation has been published and interested parties can review it, he pointed out. The executive power has also commissioned a New York-based firm to assist the island nation with the implementation of the regulations.

“Our challenge is not being aligned with the EU, it’s about the dilemma of whether to wait for the ECB to finalize their own regulatory framework or do we go alone on our own, with the former scenario also involving the possibility of that framework being overregulated,” Kyriacos Kokkinos remarked. “My answer is that we will go at it alone while respecting the rules,” he added.

The deputy minister acknowledged that certain challenges exist, including some disagreements between the government and the Central Bank of Cyprus (CBC). “We must remember that the CBC is subject to the ECB and central banks tend to be conservative, so our job is to challenge them through the debates we are having with them,” he told the audience at the event which took place in Larnaca.

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MetaOasis AVAX Hackathon News Report

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PRESS RELEASE.

MetaOasis Wins the Double in Hackathon Competitions

Three months ago, MetaOasis won the championship in Metaverse Alliance 2021 Global Metathon. Three months later, MetaOasis got the most votes and beat 112 competitors in the recent Avalanche Asia Hackathon. Therefore, MetaOasis will become the first project that wins the double in international hackathon competitions in the gamefi history.

What worth mentioning is that Avalanche Asia Hackathon set up an algorithm mechanism which can prevent repeated voting. That’s to say, all votes were from loyal supporters of the project, which makes the votes be of great value, and it also shows that MetaOasis deserve the championship by having the strength with strong and real user base.

Who is the Champion-MetaOasis?

MetaOasis is the next-generation game publishing platform linking Web2 and Web3. Meanwhile, MetaOasis will launch the first self-developed big game, making it the core to gather excellent game around the world into MetaOasis.

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As the first gamefi that can provides players with a rich and interesting experience like traditional games, MetaOasis is confident that it will attract more traditional players into the platform. Moreover, a series of revolutionary initiatives within the platform will continue to help users and empower developers.

For Users: Low Threshold but More Fun

MetaOasis built a “buffer zone” for new users, especially for the traditional internet users to come into WEB3.0. Through the innovative “inter-linked account” mechanism, “buffer token” mechanism, and compatible with the traditional game IAP (In-App Purchase) channel, users can choose either quick registration to experience the platform first or immediate registration for blockchain wallet, which avoids traditional users’ excitement diminishing due to the learning difficulty and financial risks of entering the blockchain space, and enables users to enter the WEB3.0 world more smoothly.

MetaOasis used a professional game engine, and through the disclosed video, we can see the definition of MetaOasis’s frames is at a high level. Moreover, MetaOasis is built by a mature R&D game company with more than 100 employers and a blockchain technology team. Therefore, different from other gamefi which are not attractive enough, MetaOasis offers multiple ways for players to play: battle, construction, exploration, collection, mission, social, etc. For example, MetaOasis encourages players to participate in social activities as well as challenging others in the form of parties, or occupy other players’ lands, and eventually get the rewards! MetaOasis makes gamefi get back to game, and allows players to have fun.

For Developers: More Users, Stronger Empowerment

MetaOasis is not only a platform to create content for professional R&D teams, but also a series of strong empowerment by offering instruction of gamefi change for researchers and developers.

NFT Interoperation

MetaOasis changed the situation that different gamefi NFTs are unable to inter-operate with each other with a well-designed solution MNP30(MetaOasis NFTs Protocol, as shown below) for the industry. In a few words, it allows users to accumulate and interoperate their NFTs owning in different games of the platform or other achievements by building a set of exchange standards and protocols, and this will lower the threshold of repeated user investment to a certain extent and also make the value of user accumulation more sustainable.

SDK for Multiple Platforms and Development Tools

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High-qualified content is the key to attract users, therefore MetaOasis hopes that developers focus on applications or games, and provide a series of SDKs for developers to deploy mechanisms without too much effort. Moreover, the SDK is suitable for a variety of platforms and development tools, which means that whether it is a project for WebGL or a traditional game developed by Unreal or unity, it can all be covered. At the same time, based on open digital identity and home, MetaOasis will also offer some development tools to users, allowing all users participate in UCG development.

Sharing the Platform Ecosystem

Content-creators can share the advantages of the platform ecosystem in community traffic, marketing, technology resource, etc, making their works being more likely to be approved in the market. Those contents approved by most people will be shown in the MetaOasis metaverse in the form of special stars, building a game world which keeps developing and changing, together with mainverse games.

Overall, MetaOasis has shown the potential to truly become a next-generation game publishing platform, giving us a glimpse of the new development direction and prosperity of the gamefi ecosystem. Meanwhile, Project CH, the first core project of MetaOasis, has also revealed a large number of milestone achievements with high degree of completion and complexity, which gives us every reason to expect that an epoch-making project will come out soon.

About MetaOasis

MetaOasis is the next-generation game publishing platform linking Web2 and Web3. MetaOasis reduces the entry threshold of Web2 users by building the infrastructure of Web2 and Web3 integration and also provides a series of tools for Web3 game developers to solve user login and payment problems. Allow developers to focus on making products.

Meanwhile, MetaOasis will release the main universe game that meets the game’s specifications as well: Project: CH, and self-developed ecological games such as “Puzzle Game” and “Embassy Planet” are already online.

Contact

Official Website: https://www.metaoasis.cc/

Twitter:https://twitter.com/Metaoasis_ @Metaoasis_

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Discord: https://discord.gg/metaoasis

Telegram: https://t.me/metaoasis

Medium:https://metaoasis.medium.com/

Reddit: https://www.reddit.com/user/Meta-oasis/

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGLcR_Q72Uvpjf-NDuLgc6Q/featured


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