As the widely-publicized saga of Terraform Labs continues to unravel, a suspicious transfer in Bitcoin (BTC) has been discovered from the cryptocurrency platform’s CEO Do Kwon immediately after his arrest warrant issuance.
Indeed, shortly after the news broke out of South Korean prosecutors issuing an arrest warrant for the Terra (LUNA) CEO, around 3,313 BTC were suddenly transferred from Do Kwon to two overseas cryptocurrency exchanges, CoinDesk Korea reported on September 27.
Crypto wallet suddenly appears
Considering the price of Bitcoin at press time, this means that the amount transferred to KuCoin and OKX wallets was worth around $66.65 million. The transfers were made from a Luna Foundation Guard (LFG) crypto wallet that was created on September 15, one day after the arrest warrant was issued for Do Kwon citing broken securities laws.
As CoinDesk Korea writes:
“The Luna Foundation Guard (LFG) virtual asset wallet that was suddenly created on September 15th on Binance, the world’s largest virtual asset exchange. About 3313 BTC was transferred to Kucoin and OKX wallets.”
As a reminder, Do Kwon established LFG as a non-profit organization with an aim to protect the price reserves of LUNA. As per data from the crypto data analytics platform CryptoQuant, 3,313 Bitcoin were transferred to KuCoin from September 15 to 18, whereas OKX received 1,959 BTC.
Freezing the transfers
At the same time, South Korean prosecutors have made steps toward freezing assets linked to Do Kwon, sending requests to both KuCoin and OKX to freeze the transferred 3,313 BTC, Bloomberg’s Sangmi Cha and Tanzeel Akhtar reported on September 27.
According to CoinDesk Korea, KuCoin froze 1,354 BTC of the transferred assets, whereas OKX ignored the request because the 1,959 may have already been moved to another exchange.
Do Kwon still insists he’s not running
In mid-August, Do Kwon broke his silence in his first public interview since his project’s collapse that started a devastating domino effect across the entire cryptocurrency landscape, as Finbold reported.
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