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Wrapped Luna (or wLUNA): Everything You Need to Know About the Crypto Tokenby@secagainsttheworld
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Wrapped Luna (or wLUNA): Everything You Need to Know About the Crypto Token

by SEC vs. the WorldOctober 7th, 2023
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SEC v. Terraform Court Filing, retrieved on February 16, 2023, is part of HackerNoon’s Legal PDF Series. You can jump to any part in this filing here. This is part 13 of 38.

B. “Wrapped“ LUNA

59. Some crypto assets, like UST, LUNA, and the MIR tokens on the Terraform blockchain, are issued and transferred on a particular blockchain - meaning that they are represented on that blockchain. Generally speaking, different blockchains are not interoperable with one another. In other words, crypto assets on one blockchain cannot be automatically transferred to another blockchain.


60. To address this limitation, "cross-chain" and "bridge" protocols were created to allow investors to move value across blockchains. One example is the "wrapped" LUNA token (or "wLUNA"). These wLUNA tokens are generally created, or "bridged," from the Terraform blockchain to another blockchain by depositing LUNA in a particular wallet address on the Terraform blockchain, and then having an associated smart contract on different blockchains, such as the Ethereum blockchain, to create wLUNA.


61. Similarly, wLUNA could be bridged back to the Terra blockchain by having wLUNA destroyed, or "burned," by the smart contract on the non-Terraform blockchains and receiving LUNA from the address or smart contract on the Terraform blockchain. In essence, this mechanism created a pool of LUNA on the Terraform blockchain, through which wLUNA owners could convert their holdings back into LUNA.


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