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Will Burning Excess LUNA tokens Really Impact the Price After it Failed Miserably with SHIB & ETH Price?

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Sahana Vibhute

A passionate cryptocurrency and blockchain author qualified to cover every event in the crypto space. Researching minute occurrences and bringing new insights lie within the prime focus of my task.

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May 19, 2022

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    Shiba INU just registered a record in burning SHIB tokens while the assets price maintained a significant descending trend

    A similar case is witnessed with ETH price and hence the question arises how well the LUNA price may be benefitted from the burn

The Shiba INU platform to stabilize the SHIB price had earlier introduced a burn mechanism after Ethereum’s ETH 2.0 with EIP 1559 upgrade went operational. However, the burn mechanism does not appear to have fueled the price rally as both SHIB price and ETH price are drowning in the same bearish well, despite the fact that the tokens continue to burn as per the algorithm. 

Recently, Shiba INU recorded a milestone of burning nearly 12.6 billion SHIB tokens in a day worth nearly $123,551. Despite the burn rate spiked by more than 5000% yet, the price remained largely un-impacted. A similar instance has been recorded with the ETH price. According to the burn portal, more than 2,340,000 ETH has been burnt since its inception. Moreover, the burnt tokens were far ahead of the tokens issued on the same day. 

Therefore, when the burn mechanism has not led to any major impact on the second-largest token, Ethereum and the most popular memecoin Shiba INU, How fine will it be for the LUNA price?

As the entire community currently is after burning the excess minted tokens when UST got heavily de-pegged. LUNA tokens in circulation are closely related to the UST’s peg. As the stablecoin lost its peg, new LUNA tokens were minted and flooded into the market. The circulating supply sky-rocketed from just 1.46 billion to as high as 6.53 trillion at the press time. This impacted the price heavily which is around $0.000134 and hence the community is constantly asking to burn the tokens instead of a fork or LUNA V2. 

Considering the previous history of very popular tokens, which were merely impacted by the burn mechanism, burning LUNA tokens may also not be the one-stop solution to stabilize the LUNA price. And hence the team behind the tokens may have to have a strong plan to stabilize both LUNA and UST prices at the same time. 

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Sahana Vibhute

A passionate cryptocurrency and blockchain author qualified to cover every event in the crypto space. Researching minute occurrences and bringing new insights lie within the prime focus of my task.

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