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South Korea imposes travel ban on several people in Terraform Labs investigation -Newshubweek

South Korea imposes travel ban on several people in Terraform Labs investigation
-Newshubweek
Written by Arindam

South Korea has banned many people associated with Terraform Labs from leaving the country. Terraform is being investigated in South Korea for a major drop in the price of the cryptocurrency. The prices of TerraUSD and Luna have dropped significantly in the last month. This gave a big blow to the crypto market and there was a lot of sell-off in many cryptocurrencies.

The Associated Press report quoted Seoul’s Southern District Prosecutor’s Office as saying that these people would be summoned for questioning. This would enable it to know whether the firm had violated the financial regulations or not. However, it is not known how many people have been banned from traveling. These may include the staff of the firm as well as the developers. Prosecutors declined to give further details regarding this. He said that the matter is being investigated. Daniel Hong, the former developer of Terraform, has tweeted a government notice related to this. It said he was barred from leaving South Korea until July 19.

It is estimated that around 2,80,000 South Korean investors have suffered huge losses due to the breakdown of TerraUSD and Luna prices. Prosecutors had started probe into the matter last month after receiving complaints from these investors. As part of the investigation, Terraform Labs co-founder Do Kwon may also be summoned for questioning. There are reports of him being present in Singapore.

Recently, the ruling party of South Korea also announced the creation of a new Digital Asset Committee. This committee, which acts as a regulator for the crypto industry, will also have to formulate a policy related to this segment. The monitoring of the crypto industry will be tightened through this committee working under the FSS. Preparations are also being made to impose a tax of 20 percent on profits from crypto transactions in South Korea. Those earning more than 2.5 crore won this year will come under the ambit of this tax. Preparations are being made to make laws for the crypto segment in many other countries as well.

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