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It’s another bad day for the crypto markets. The market is still jittery after the mass sell-off triggered by the instability of stablecoin TerraUSD (UST). This stablecoin imploded earlier this week after it failed to hold its 1-to-1 peg with the U.S. dollar. UST is currently trading at less than $0.45.
Terra protocol’s LUNA token, which was created by the project to help hold TerraUSD’s value, is also in tatters. LUNA, which flew to trading at $119.18 in early April, is now trading for a fraction of a penny, having also lost more than 99% of its value in the last 24 hours. The losses are stark, with LUNA trading at $0.01.
So, let’s sum up the losses.