Terra blockchain developer Terraform Labs (TFL) has gifted the Luna Foundation Guard (LFG) 10 million LUNA, worth around $820 million at current prices.
LFG is a nonprofit organization attached to Terra tasked with collateralizing the network’s algorithmic stablecoin, Terra USD (UST), to keep it pegged with the U.S. dollar.
TFL’s latest announcement came on Thursday via Twitter, but it did not outline what the funds would go toward specifically. However, transaction data from Terra Finder shows that 7.8 million LUNA (roughly $630 million) was promptly transferred out of LFG’s reserve wallet on Thursday.
Given Terra’s recent form, led by founder Do Kwon — who has the goal of accruing $10 billion worth of Bitcoin (BTC) to back UST’s reserves — many expect that some of the funds will go toward building its stash of digital gold. Another chunk of LUNA may be burned (a way in which the UST/USD peg is maintained.)
Following Terra’s recent (and ongoing) Bitcoin buying spree, which includes the purchase of roughly 2,500 BTC (around $100 million) only two days ago, the wallet belonging to LFG has become the third-largest hodler of digital gold globally, only tailing MicroStrategy and Tesla.
The latest donation to LFG comes just over a month after TFL gifted $1.1 billion worth of LUNA so that it could be burned to mint UST and grow its reserves.
According to LFG’s accounting records, its total reserve balance stands at $2.44 billion at the time of writing, with BTC representing around 70% of that figure at $1.71 billion.
Despite all of the bullish developments with Terra of late, the price of LUNA is down 7% over the last 30 days to sit at $81.65 at the time of writing.