Last updated on January 24th, 2022
If you have some LUNA and are looking to trade it for UST, there are not many platforms that have the LUNA/UST trading pair.
Here’s a guide on how you can do so.
How to convert LUNA to UST
Here are 2 ways that you can convert LUNA to UST:
- Terra Station
Here is each method explained in-depth:
You are able to buy UST directly from the Terra Station application. Here’s how you can do so.
First, you will need to send LUNA from another platform to Terra Station. You can do so using platforms such as:
After that, you can go to ‘Swap‘,
and then select UST as the cryptocurrency that you’ll wish to swap from LUNA.
After entering the amount of LUNA that you wish to swap to UST, you will see the amount of UST you’ll receive and the transaction fee.
The last step will be to enter your password to confirm the transaction.
Although the transaction fee is rather low, the spread for trading LUNA for UST is quite bad on Terra Station.
This means that you may not exchange your LUNA at a favourable rate!
It may be better to use an exchange where you can trade at close to the market rate first, before sending your UST to Terra Station.
Here’s what you need to do to buy UST on KuCoin:
- Send LUNA to the KuCoin Main Account
- Transfer LUNA to the Trading Account
- Find the LUNA/UST trading pair
- Select the price and quantity to buy UST
#1 Send LUNA to the KuCoin Main Account
You’ll need to deposit LUNA into KuCoin by going to ‘Deposit‘.
You can use the dropdown menu to select LUNA.
From there, you will be given a deposit address to send your crypto to.
It would be better to send LUNA via the Terra network, instead of ERC20 due to the lower transaction fees.
If you send LUNA using the ERC20 network, you will be sending wrapped LUNA, and not native LUNA. You can find out the differences between these 2 tokens in my comparison here.
#2 Transfer your crypto to the Trading Account
When you deposit your LUNA into your KuCoin account, it will be transferred to your Main Account.
If you wish to trade your LUNA to UST, you will need to transfer it to your Trading Account.
#3 Find the LUNA/UST trading pair
After you’ve transferred your crypto to your Trading Account, you can go to KuCoin’s Spot Exchange.
This will bring you to KuCoin’s trading platform.
If you want to buy UST from LUNA, you’ll need to search for the LUNA/UST trading pair.
#4 Select the price and quantity to buy UST
After selecting the LUNA/UST trading pair, you can proceed to make the order.
KuCoin allows you to make 4 different orders:
- Stop Limit
- Stop Market
However, you’ll need to go to the ‘Sell LUNA‘ tab. This is because you’re selling LUNA to buy UST.
Once the trade has been confirmed, LUNA will be credited to your account.
If you intend to withdraw UST via the ERC20 network, there may be times where this function will be unavailable.
However, if you are intending to transfer your UST to Terra Station, you should be using the Terra network instead.
If you are intending to convert LUNA to UST, it may be better to do so on KuCoin, compared to Terra Station.
This is because the spread on Terra Station is quite bad, and you may not buy UST at the market rate.
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