Why did Terra LUNA and UST crash?

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Why did Terra LUNA and UST crash? | Find out on The Market Report

Cryptocurrency investors never thought they’d have to ask whether TerraUSD (UST) or LUNA would reach $1 first. On Wednesday, that question became the talk of the cryptosphere as the ecosystem imploded.

As the algorithmic stablecoin UST lost its dollar peg, crashing to a low of around $0.30, Terraform Labs co-founder Do Kwon took to Twitter (NYSE:) to share his rescue plan. At the same time, the value of sister token LUNA, once a top-10 crypto project by market capitalization, plunged over 98% to $0.84, according to CoinMarketCap. For reference: LUNA was trading north of $120 in early April.