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Why One Crypto Company Is Suing the SEC

Do Kwon and Terraform Labs are suing the Securities and Exchange Commission for due process violations resulting from a recent subpoena.

October 25, 2021
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At Messari’s Mainnet conference in September, rumors flew that the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission had served a subpoena on a decentralized finance (DeFi) protocol founder moments before he was set to speak on stage. The rumors were confirmed late last week when Terraform Labs and CEO Do Kwon filed a lawsuit against the SEC for due process violations. On today’s episode, NLW breaks down the lawsuit, the community’s response and what the precedent and outcome might mean for the industry going forward.

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