• LUNA 2.0 price has nosedived since its launch on May 28, 2022, posting 23.7% losses overnight.
  • Experts note that since its debut, LUNA 2.0 price witnessed wild swings on Binance, Kraken and OKX.
  • FatManTerra accuses Do Kwon of siphoning off over $230 million in LUNA 2.0 through wallets controlled by Terraform Labs.

LUNA 2.0 price on different cryptocurrency exchange platforms has hit extreme volatility since its debut. The new token’s price swung between $30 and $4.8; experts believe a lack of liquidity is driving LUNA 2.0’s extreme volatility. 

Also read: Terra’s LUNA 2.0 price explodes 50% as Binance, Gate.io, KuCoin, Kraken list the token

LUNA 2.0 price faces wild swings on exchanges

The new Terra token, LUNA 2.0, made its debut on leading cryptocurrency exchanges Binance, OKX and Kraken at different listing prices. Since its listing, the token has witnessed wild price swings and ranged between $30 and $4.8. 

On Kraken, a US-based cryptocurrency exchange, LUNA 2.0 price opened around $17; on OKX, it was listed at $1 and ranged between $20 and $5. Based on price data from TradingView and Kraken, LUNA 2.0 price suffered massive volatility

While experts consider volatility a characteristic of cryptocurrencies, extreme moves, such as those experienced by LUNA 2.0 since its debut, stand out. Speculators have been seen to booking quick gains when LUNA 2.0 price has moved higher, while holders of LUNC (previously LUNA) and UST are attempting to recoup nearly $40 billion lost in market value. 

Analysts criticize LUNA 2.0 volatility

Despite LUNA 2.0’s successful airdrop on Binance, token distribution did not occur as planned. LUNA and UST holders have received less LUNA 2.0 than expected from the airdrop. 

As the Terra team worked towards a solution to the airdrop issue, a pricing discrepancy between LUNC (LUNA Classic) and LUNA (LUNA 2.0) resulted in a $2 million attack on Mirror protocol, draining out funds. 

@FatManTerra, a whistleblower from the Terra Community Forum, shared insights on the attack on Mirror protocol where mBTC, mETH, mDOT and mGLXY pools were drained. 

@Bitfinexed, a crypto analyst/ trader who exposed the most significant financial fraud in crypto history, Bitfinex/Tether, believes the Terra crash resulted from a pump-and-dump scheme. The investigator believes the technology behind Terra doesn’t matter; LUNA 2.0 could crash as exchanges use the pump-and-dump strategy again on the token. 

@scottmelker, a leading crypto trader and investor and host of the Wolf of All Streets podcast, has a bearish outlook on LUNA 2.0. The analyst believes liquidity is key to a token in the crypto ecosystem and criticizes LUNA 2.0 for being illiquid

@Rager, co-founder of blockroots.com, criticizes LUNA 2.0. Blockroots.com co-founder is critical of Terra and Do Kwon and believes Venture Capital funds have readily bailed out LUNA after its collapse.

Author of The Bitcoin Standard, Saifedean Ammous, considers LUNA a scam, despite the return of Terra with LUNA 2.0, without algorithmic stablecoin UST. 

The LUNA 2.0 airdrop has amassed massive criticism from YouTubers, crypto experts and analysts as investor Lark Davis sold the tokens he received as part of Terra airdrop. Davis received LUNA 2.0 tokens on Binance. 

This has set off the notion that LUNA 2.0 may not be worth holding anymore

LUNA 2.0 price plummets overnight

LUNA 2.0 price dropped by nearly 40% in less than 24hrs after reaching a high of $11.90 on May 30. This downswing has produced three distinctive lower highs and lower lows, which reveal a falling wedge pattern when connected using trend lines.

This technical formation, however, is bullish and forecasts a 38.95% upswing, obtained by adding the distance between the first swing high and the swing low to the breakout point. LUNA 2.0 price appears to be edging closer to the upper trend line in an attempt to reach its bullish potential.

Still, the token has yet to slice through the $7.80 resistance level to validate the optimistic outlook. Breaching such a vital supply wall could allow LUNA 2.0 price to surge to $10.70.

LUNA-USDT chart

LUNA-USDT chart

It is worth noting that bulls must keep LUNA 2.0 price above $6.60 to generate a change and trigger a bullish impulse, because a decisive close below this support point could result in a steeper correction toward $5.20.

Analysts reveal whether it is a good bet to buy LUNA 2.0 after the airdrop

Akash Girimath, analyst at FXStreet evaluated the LUNA 2.0 price trend and evaluated the Terra token to determine whether it is ideal to buy. While analysts and crypto experts have sold their LUNA 2.0 tokens immediately after the airdrop, Girimath argues that despite the bearish outlook Terra has potential for a good trade. For more information, watch:

 

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