The layer-one (L1) ecosystem has received increased attention in recent months as users search for new investment opportunities in the Cosmos (ATOM), Fantom (FTM) and NEAR.
Following January’s market sell-off, where Bitcoin (BTC) price dropped to bottom below $34,000, much of the L1 field has struggled to regain its momentum.
Terra ecosystem growth
The price growth seen in LUNA was in large part due to the announcement from the Luna Foundation Guard that it had raised $1 billion to form a Bitcoin reserve for the ecosystem’s Terra USD (UST) stablecoin.
Terra also saw the launch of its second lockdrop event and the Mars Protocol helped drive demand for LUNA token.
The $1 billion in reserves for UST was also a boon for Anchor Protocol (ANC), the Terra-based platform that is the main avenue for minting UST through pledging LUNA or Ether….