Binance CEO CZ to support Terra community but expects more transparency

Changpeng “CZ” Zhao, the CEO of crypto exchange Binance, recently questioned the idea of hard forking the Terra blockchain as a means to revive the once-thriving LUNA and UST ecosystems. Following up on the same, CZ revealed his perspective on the appropriate course of action for falling projects across the crypto community.

“This won’t work,” said CZ while dismissing the validators’ idea of a hard forking to TERRA2, which would involve providing a new version of LUNA to all holders based on a snapshot of the holdings before the market collapsed. CZ suggested:

“Reducing supply should be done via burn, not fork at an old date, and abandon everyone who tried to rescue the coin. I don’t own any LUNA or UST either. Just commenting.”

Instead, he suggested that the Terra community should first use its Bitcoin (BTC) reserves to buy back UST to revive its pegging.

1/8 These past weeks have proven to be a watershed moment for the crypto industry. We have witnessed the rapid decline of a major project, which sent ripples across the industry, but also a new found resiliency in the market that did not exist during the last market downswing.

— CZ Binance (@cz_binance) May 15, 2022

Pointing out the potential issues with forking Terra, CZ said that “Minting, forking, don’t create value.” However, he recommended buying back and burning as some of the ideal means to revive the token’s market value. While showing support for the Terra community, CZ highlighted the need for “more transparency from them. Much more!,” which includes details about specific on-chain transactions (transaction ids) of all the funds:

“Failures can/will happen. But when they do, transparency, speedy communication and owning responsibility to the community is extremely important.”

CZ further clarified that Binance had no active investments in Terra, nor did the company acquire any UST holdings, dismissing the ongoing rumors on Crypto Twitter about Binance’s interest in Terra:

“Binance Labs invested $3m USD in Terra (the layer 0 blockchain) in 2018. UST came much later after our initial investment.”

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