Binance Makes Changes to its Terra Classic (LUNC) Burn Mechanism, LUNC Plunges

Binance has announced changes to its Terra Classic burn mechanism, reducing the number of tokens to be burnt by 50%.

Binance Makes Changes to its Terra Classic (LUNC) Burn Mechanism, LUNC Plunges

Binance, the world’s largest crypto exchange by trading volume, has announced changes to its voluntary burn mechanism of Terra Luna Classic (LUNC) trading fees, reducing LUNC burning by 50%. 

Binance Makes Changes to LUNC Burn 

In an update made on Wednesday, Binance revealed that as part of the changes to the LUNC burn, it will now burn 50% of all LUNC spot and margin trading fees as opposed to the previous 100%, effective December 28th.

Other changes will see Binance delay the next batch of LUNC burns to March 1st, 2023, from its previous date of January 1st, 2023. According to Binance, the delay is part of token re-mints in response to Terra Classic proposals 10983 and 11111. 


Binance said it had reached out to the Terra Grants Foundation to make necessary changes. Binance will create a new burn wallet to prevent the re-minting of LUNC tokens.

The exchange will also look to have its LUNC wallet whitelisted to prevent tax when transferring between these wallets. However, Binance may stop LUNC burning entirely if the changes are not made. 

LUNC Reacts to the Changes

The Binance announcement comes just after LUNC rallied nearly 50% in the last few days due to a breakout above the three-month descending channel.  

The seven-day price chart for Terra Classic (LUNC). Source: CoinMarketCap

Reacting to the changes, the price of LUNC has plunged by 13% in the last 24 hours and now trades at $0.0001606.

The 24-hour price chart for Terra Classic (LUNC). Source: CoinMarketCap

On the Flipside

  • Since supporting LUNC burn in September, Binance has become the biggest LUNC burner, with more than 20 billion burnt or over 50% overall.

Why You Should Care

The change to the Binance LUNC burn mechanism was implemented to continue supporting the Terra Classic community in decreasing the LUNC tokens supply.

Find the reason for the recent LUNC pump in:

Terra Luna Classic (LUNC) Pumps 20% Daily – Here’s What’s Going On

Read more on Binance’s support for the Terra community below:

Binance Extends Support for Terra Classic Chain, Convert Adds LUNC and USTC

This article is for information purposes only and should not be considered trading or investment advice. Nothing herein shall be construed as financial, legal, or tax advice. Trading forex, cryptocurrencies, and CFDs pose a considerable risk of loss.

Milko Trajcevski

Milko Trajcevski is a DailyCoin news reporter, mainly focused on Ethereum (ETH), Cardano (ADA), and their founders (Vitalik Buterin and Charles Hoskinson). Milko is an avid follower of crypto and blockchain technology and has written thousands of articles on the subjects. He finds joy in transforming complex issues into written content that anyone can understand. Milko has used and analyzed numerous exchanges, such as Coinbase, FTX, and Binance. He also closely follows all of the latest news around the largest decentralized exchanges (DEXs). Location: Skopje, Macedonia