Galaxy Digital CEO Mike Novogratz Speaks out for the first time since the Terra LUNA and UST collapse

By: Mark Felix

Galaxy Digital CEO Mike Novogratz Speaks out for the first time since the Terra LUNA and UST collapse

May 19, 2022 12:32 AM

The billionaire investor and crypto advocate Mike Novogratz published a post about the recent Terra blockchain collapse. the well renowned crypto advocate and his establishment Galaxy Digital were big believers in the Terra blockchain design, and the Galaxy Digital CEO indeed got a LUNA-centric tattoo on his arm. Despite the recent events and losses, the crypto frugality felt this once week. although the investor still forcefully believes the “ crypto revolution is then to stay.” 


 Novogratz Reflects on Terra’s Demise ‘It’s Time to Talk About Last Week’

For quite some time, Novogratz and his establishment Galaxy Digital were big believers in the Terra ecosystem. On January 26, 2021, according to a Bloomberg report which quoted Novogratz called the Terra blockchain design one of “ the talebearers in the coal mines of what differently is going to be.” 


Novogratz also got a LUNA-themed tattoo and said he was “ officially a Lunatic.” After the UST de-pegging incident and the entire Terra ecosystem getting canceled, Novogratz wasn't as garrulous as he generally is on Twitter. On Wednesday, May 18, Novogratz twittered for the first time since May 8, 2022. “ Later much allowed, it’s time to talk about last week and, more importantly, the weeks ahead,” Novogratz said. In addition to the tweet, Novogratz left a link to a blog post that further detailed the Terra failure.

 “ There's no good news in what happed in requests or to the Terra ecosystem,” the investor detailed in his blog post. “ In Luna and UST alone,$ 40bn of request value was destroyed in a veritably short quantum of time. Both large and small investors saw gains and wealth evaporate. The collapse downsized confidence in crypto and (decentralized finance). Whenever plutocrat is lost in such an abrupt fashion, people want answers. I'm going to try to add some perceptivity to the ongoing discussion.” 


Novogratz also got into Galaxy’s top investments in LUNA starting in Q4 2020, and how the platoon noticed that the design had “ more than 1.8m users and was among the top 5 finance app in South Korea that we considered had significant growth eventuality.” Galaxy was “ intrigued” by the Terra ecosystem, and study of it as “ an illustration of crypto chancing a real- world use case.” Also the investor noted that the global macro background did a number on numerous threat means this time, and he believes the “ macro background put pressure on Luna and the reserves held to back UST.” Novogratz added

UST’s growth had exploded from the 18 yield offered in the Anchor protocol, which ultimately overwhelmed other uses of the Terra blockchain. The downcast pressure on reserve means coupled with UST recessions, started a stress script akin to a‘ run on the bank. ’The reserves weren’t enough to help UST’s collapse. 


Novogratz warns as he points to the first rule of investing ‘It’s Important That Lower Endured Request market Actors Only Threat What They Are Comfortable Losing’ 

Novogratz said that the LUNA and UST incident shined a light on some core principle of investing which include diversification, taking gains along the way, threat operation, and an understanding of investing under a macro frame. The billionaire investor said that Galaxy Digital kept to these core tenets when it came to its investments in LUNA. 


“ Reading the stories of retail investors who lost their savings in one investment is heart- wrenching,” Novogratz’s blog post explains. “ A core tenet in the crypto belief system is equal access to requests. But it’s important that less educated request actors only risk what they're comfortable losing. I ’ve frequently said people should allocate 1-5 of their means to the space.” 

The Galaxy Digital author concluded by noting that he’s still a established believer in the crypto industry but that doesn't mean the bottom is in and the request will be going straight over after this. “ It'll take restructuring, a redemption cycle, connection, and renewed confidence in crypto. Crypto moves in cycles, and we just witnessed a big bone,” the investor says.