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NEAR rallied by over 25% on Friday, as speculation grew that Near Protocol was set to create a rival stablecoin to Terra’s UST. LUNA fell on the news, as Terra labs plans to purchase around $100 million worth of AVAX, in order to strengthen its own reserves.

Near Protocol (NEAR)

NEAR was the biggest gainer during today’s session, climbing by over 25%, as traders reacted to two recent fundamental developments.

The price surge began yesterday, after it was announced that NEAR had raised $350M in funding from the likes of Tiger Global and FTX Ventures.

This news saw NEAR/USD end two consecutive sessions of declines, and in turn rally to recent resistance of $17.50.

Biggest Movers: Near Surges by Over 25% on News of an Upcoming Stablecoin
NEAR/USD – Daily Chart

Friday’s high, which broke this ceiling, came after speculation grew that Near Protocol would be using this funding to create a stablecoin that would rival the likes of Terra.

Looking at the chart, today’s move saw NEAR hit an intraday high of $19.64, which is almost 26% higher than Thursday’s top.

Today’s surge pushed prices to their highest level since January 17, and comes and the 14-day RSI now sits in overbought territory.

If history were to repeat itself, many will be waiting for a price reversal, however, bulls may be reluctant to give up current gains, and maintain their positions.

Terra (LUNA)

Despite Terra’s plans to buy $100 million worth of AVAX, terra (LUNA) was trading lower today, falling for a fourth straight day.

As of writing this, LUNA/USD fell to an intraday low of $98.02 during Friday’s session, which is its lowest point since March 29.

The drop in price came as LUNA’s support level of $101.20 was broken, which then led bears to pile on the pressure on remaining bulls.

Biggest Movers: Near Surges by Over 25% on News of an Upcoming Stablecoin
LUNA/USD – Daily Chart

As seen on March 12, this current level below $100 is an area where bearish sentiment is heightened, which could mean price could be set to fall further.

One positive for bulls is that the 14-day RSI indicator is currently sitting at 49.99, which is its lowest point in over three months.

Should this floor hold steady, we may see a reversal in prices, and the impact of Terra strengthening its reserves could finally show it the price of its token.


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