South Korean Prosecutors Wrap up Terra Raids on Exchanges, Tech & VC Firms

South Korean Prosecutors Wrap up Terra Raids on Exchanges, Tech & VC Firms
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A more than week-long prosecution raid of South Korean crypto exchanges and business connected to Terraform Labs has actually lastly concerned an end, with officers confessing that discovering the info they wanted was tough.

As reported, the Seoul Southern District Prosecutors’ Office- run Joint Financial and Securities Crime Investigation Team last month dove on 15 places as part of its continuous probe into the “Terra (LUNC) incident.”

The prosecution dispatched officers to the market-leading trading platforms Upbit, Coinone, and Bithumb– in addition to 4 other exchanges– at 5:30 PM KST (8:30 AM UTC) on July 20. It is extensively comprehended that the officers were not examining the exchanges themselves, however rather the trading activities of people connected to Terraform.

Officers are examining accusations that Terraform executives knew an upcoming crash or that they “intentionally brought about” the collapse of numerous Terra community coins in May.

The group likewise browsed the Seoul house of the Terraform Labs co-founder Daniel Shin, in addition to a minimum of 2 business he is related to– Chai, a leading fintech tech company, and an unnamed equity capital business.

Investors have actually implicated Shin and his co-founder Do Kwon of voluntarily producing the crash.

Although officers were envisioned leaving numerous properties in Seoul on June 21 bring boxes filled with taken products, it appears that they later on returned and invested an overall of 7 days at a number of the addresses.

Newsis reported that Dunamu & & Partners, a subsidiary of the Upbit operator Dunamu, which purchased a considerable variety of LUNC tokens in 2018, was likewise robbed. The company offered its whole LUNC holdings for bitcoin (BTC) in February 2021, and its moms and dad business has actually dismissed accusations of misbehavior.

The exact same report priced quote an unnamed authorities from the prosecution group as specifying:

“It took us a long time to extract the [data we were looking for] from the confiscated [files and documents] by using digital forensics. It also took us a long time to check the [data’s] relevance [as potential] evidence.”

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