Prosecutors Raid 7 Korean Exchanges Amid Terra Probe: Report

Seven exchanges and eight other addresses have been raided in connection to the Terraform Labs fraud investigation.

AccessTimeIconJul 20, 2022 at 1:40 p.m. UTC
Updated May 11, 2023 at 4:19 p.m. UTC
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Seven cryptocurrency exchanges in South Korea have been raided by prosecutors probing a fraud case in connection with the collapse of algorithmic stablecoin terraUSD (UST) and LUNA, according to Yonhap News Agency.

  • Bithumb, Upbit, Coinone and four other local exchanges have been raided alongside eight residential and office addresses, the report said.
  • TerraUSD fell dramatically off its U.S. dollar-peg in May, causing an industry-wide fallout that saw several hedge funds and exchanges fall victim to overexposure.
  • Investigators are now seizing material from the raids in order to ascertain whether Terraform Labs founder Do Kwon is guilty of intentionally causing the collapse of UST and LUNA.
  • In May, Korean police moved to freeze Terraform Labs' assets to prevent the company from embezzling funds that may be considered fraudulent.


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