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This will be a living document to coordinate the new network launch with the community. Details are subject to change.
This document has been edited in conjunction with input from the Terra Builders Alliance, and has endorsement of both the TBA and TFL.

While UST has been the central narrative of Terra’s growth story over the last year, the distribution of UST has led to the development of one of the strongest developer ecosystems in crypto.
The Terra ecosystem and its community are worth preserving.

  • Terra’s app ecosystem contains hundreds of developers working on everything from defi to fungible labor markets, state-of-the-art infrastructure and community experience
  • Terra Station has a large install base, with million+ users across the world
  • Although distressed, strong brand recognition and a name that almost everyone in the world will have heard about

$UST peg failure is Terra’s DAO hack moment - a chance to rise up anew from the ashes.

  • Create a new Terra chain without the algorithmic stablecoin. The old chain to be called Terra Classic (token Luna Classic - LUNC), and the new chain to be called Terra (token Luna - LUNA)
  • Luna to be airdropped across Luna Classic stakers, Luna Classic holders, residual UST holders, and essential app developers of Terra Classic.
  • TFL’s wallet (terra1dp0taj85ruc299rkdvzp4z5pfg6z6swaed74e6) will be removed in the whitelist for the airdrop, making Terra a fully community owned chain
  • Allocate a large portion of the token distribution in 1) providing emergency runway for existing Terra dapp developers 2) align interest of devs with the long term success of the ecosystem
  • Network security to be incentivized with token inflation. Target staking rewards of 7% p.a.

Developer Mining Program
There are essential apps that must exist in any web3 ecosystem to be viable:

  • Infrastructure - Setten
  • Dex - Astroport, Loop, Terraswap, Pheonix
  • Explorer - Finder
  • Payments / onramp - Kado, Alice
  • Wallet - Station, Leap, Falcon
  • Lending market - Mars, Edge
  • Analytics - Coinhall, Flipside
  • Staking derivative - Stader, Lido, STEAK, PRISM
  • Launchpad - StarTerra
  • Bridges - Axelar, Wormhole
  • Stablecoins - USDT / USDC bridged over
  • NFT exchange - Randomearth, Knowhere, Oneplanet, Luart, Talis
  • Insurance - Risk Harbor
  • Structured products - Nexus, Apollo
  • Games - UNOPND etc

… and others.
Essential app developers committing to launch on Terra will receive:

  1. Emergency allocation (0.5% of total supply): immediately after network launch to provide for runway while they build out product. Commit to returning funds if product has not been launched in 1 year.
  2. Developer Alignment Program (1.5% of total supply): Protocol teams that were live in Terra Classic divide this allocation weighted by the last 30 day TVL from Pre-attack snapshot - 1 year cliff, 3 year vesting thereafter
  3. Developer Mining Program (8% of total supply): Essential app developers earn a share of the mining program proceeds pro-rata to the amount of TVL every quarter for 4 years.

Essential app developers looking to join for emergency allocation should signal public support for the net network on Twitter and social channels.
Token Distribution

  • Community pool: 25%Controlled by staked governance10% earmarked for developers
  • Pre-attack LUNA holders: 35%All bonded / unbonding Luna, minus TFL at “Pre-attack” snapshot; staking derivatives includedFor wallets with < 1M Luna: 1 year cliff, 2 year vesting thereafterFor wallets with > 1M Luna: 1 year cliff, 4 year vesting thereafter
  • Pre-attack aUST holders: 10%500K whale cap - covers up to 99.7% of all holders but only 26.72% of aUST15% unlocked at genesis; 85% vested over 2 years thereafter with 6 month cliff
  • Post-attack LUNA holders: 10%Staking derivatives included15% unlocked at genesis; 85% vested over 2 years thereafter with 6 month cliff
  • Post-attack UST holders: 20%15% unlocked at genesis; 85% vested over 2 years thereafter with 6 month cliff


  • “Pre-attack” snapshot to be taken at at Terra Classic block 7544910 (2022.05.07 23:00:04+08:00)
  • “Post-attack” snapshot to be taken at Terra Classic block 7790000 (2022.05.27 03:59:51+08:00)

All tokens locked or vesting are staked at genesis, and must be unbonded to become liquid.
Technical details

  • Chain upgrade to commence in a few hours after the Launch snapshot
  • Snapshots can change depending on development readiness
  • Vesting all vesting block by block
  • Terra Core to have the oracle, treasury, market modules removed - no UST
  • Luna eligibility includes Luna, bonded Luna, unbonding Luna, and staking derivatives

Roles & responsibilities

  • TFL (previously maintained mantle, station, finder, Terra Core) to prepare core public infrastructure, wallets, genfile, release binary for the launch
  • Validators (to volunteer) to declare gentx and coordinate launch shortly after the launch snapshot
  • Community leaders looking to provide oversight over the essential dev program should form a multisig to oversee the essential dev allocation & act as a steering committee for the new chain


  • 05/17 - Announcement out
  • 05/18 - Governance proposal out
  • 05/21 - Terra Core release is cut, network launch instructions made available for validators
  • 05/25 - Essential app developer registration completed
  • 05/27 - Genesis file created from final launch snapshot
  • 5/27 ~ Network launch