Terra to fork and remove UST, Do Kwon says in new rescue plan
The proposal is to have a new Terra (LUNA) chain and (old)Terra Classic (LUNC), with UST removed from the new chain.
Terra should fork to create a new chain to save it from total collapse, Terraform Labs’ Do Kwon announced on Monday.
According to Kwon, the new plan will also help save the community around the cryptocurrency, which he says has a lot of good developments going.
Kwon said that the plan is to have a new governance proposal put to the community on 18 May. Thereafter, a timeline would kick in towards forking the Terra blockchain, with the algorithmic stablecoin not part of the new blockchain.
11/ TFL will be initiating a governance proposal for the network fork in the next few hours – if the proposal passes, then it will coordinate the fork with validators next Friday 05/27.
— Do Kwon 🌕 (@stablekwon) May 16, 2022
“$UST peg failure is Terra’s DAO hack moment – a chance to rise up anew from the ashes,” Kwon wrote.
New Terra blockchain
If the proposal that Kwon plans to put forth is adopted, the new chain will go live on 27 May. According to him, the new blockchain will be called Terra and have its native token as LUNA. Meanwhile, the old chain would be called Terra Classic and have its native coin as LUNC.
Under this proposal, Terra (LUNA) and Terra Classic (LUNC) will then co-exist.
In the event the community adopts the ‘rescue plan 2’, the team will airdrop LUNA across Luna Classic stakers and holders, UST holders, and essential app developers on the Classic chain.
To make the new chain fully community-owned, Kwon proposes the removal of TFL’s wallet (terra1dp0taj85ruc299rkdvzp4z5pfg6z6swaed74e6) from the airdrop whitelist. Among other plans, Terra will support staking rewards of 7% to incentivize users and help secure the blockchain.
Token supply will be capped at 1 billion, the under-fire Terraforms Labs CEO noted.
Kwon’s proposal comes a day after Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao said he was ready to offer help to Terra, only that he would prefer to see a lot more transparency and accountability from the team.
The plan also follows reports that the Luna Foundation Guard blew 80,000BTC trying to save the UST peg.