Independent Terra Classic development team Terra Rebels announced the release of its Terra Luna Classic (LUNC) validator in a tweet on Friday.
Notably, reXx of the Terra Rebels confirmed the development on Twitter a short while later.
“We have open up our own validator. We will be running at a 5% commission. We will abstain from all governance votes.”
According to the specifics, the validator will operate with a 5% commission that can only be changed by a Rebel internal governance vote. The group plans to use the validator’s earnings to pay operating expenses and send any remaining funds to the Terra Rebels donations wallet.
However, the group also intends to abstain from voting on governance issues to prevent inappropriately influencing governance decisions.
With validators from Classy Crypto, HappyCattyCrypto, and David Goebelt, the Terra Classic community anticipated the Terra Rebels validator to launch on Thursday. However, the firm did not make the validator’s debut public until Friday.
Goebelt, one of those responsible for Thursday’s validator launch, claimed that the Rebels’ choice to postpone the announcement was deliberate. Goebelt believes that the Terra Rebels most likely postponed granting larger delegates to smaller validators.
It’s important to note that by releasing a validator, Terra Rebels is following in the footsteps of TerraCVita, another LUNC developer team. It won’t come as a surprise to learn that the validator’s revenue will be used to pay members who helped the Terra Classic chain resurrect, similar to how the TerraCVita group did.
Over 830 billion LUNC, or more than 12% of the supply, have been staked on the network, demonstrating how popular it has grown. Notably, as fxcryptonews noted on Thursday, as long-term investor trust returns to the chain, over 111 billion LUNC was staked in a single day.