South Korean judge dismisses warrant for individual involved in Terra collapse: Report

Turner Wright 4 hours ago In his decision to dismiss the warrant, the judge reportedly considered that Yoo Mo had a residence and family ties in South Korea and was already barred from leaving the country. 813 Total views 6 Total shares Listen to article News

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FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried Warns More Crypto Company Insolvencies Are Coming

In a recent interview, Sam Bankman-Fried, the founder of the popular exchange FTX, warned that some crypto exchanges are “secretly insolvent” and may soon fail. Bankman-Fried’s FTX and Alameda Research have already helped Blockfi and Voyager Digital as the 30-year-old billionaire says sometimes you have to do “what it takes to sort of stabilize things and protect customers.” Bankman-Fried’s FTX and Alameda Research Provide Credit Lines to Specific Crypto Firms The crypto economy has been hit hard by the current bear market and Terra LUNA and UST fallout that took…

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Ethereum sell-off resumes with ETH price risking another 25% decline in June

Ethereum’s native token Ether (ETH) slumped on June 16, suggesting that its relief rally coinciding with the Federal Reserve announcing it will hike the benchmark rate by 0.75%, is at risk. Ether bulls trapped? Ether’s price slipped by 9.2% to around $1,120 per token a day after it rebounded by 23% after dropping to almost $1,000, its worst level since January 2021. The ETH/USD pair’s upside move, followed by a sharp correction, appeared in tandem with U.S. stocks, confirming that it traded like a risk-asset. ETH/USD and Nasdaq daily correlation coefficient. Source:…

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South Korea ramps up crypto investigations and regulations

On Friday, June 3, South Korea’s Financial Supervisory Service (FSS) began an investigation into payment gateway services that work with digital assets. The FSS is South Korea’s financial regulator that operates under the Financial Services Commission (FSC), both of which are government institutions. As reported by local news outlet Money Today Co., the FSS had recently demanded reports from 157 payment gateways about any service related to crypto, their plans for the future, and disclosure of digital assets. But an FSS report stated that only 6 held any digital assets.…

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Japan passes bill to limit stablecoin issuance to banks and trust companies

Japan is moving forward with legislation regarding the issuance of stablecoins i.e. digital assets with their value pegged to fiat currencies or stabilized by an algorithm.  On June 3, Japan’s parliament passed a bill to ban stablecoin issuance by non-banking institutions, local news agency Nikkei reported.  The bill reportedly stipulates that the issuance of stablecoins is limited to licensed banks, registered money transfer agents and trust companies in Japan. The new legislation also introduces a registration system for financial institutions to issue such digital assets and provides measures against money…

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Desperate LUNA Investor Arrested, New Terra Network Announced, Davos Blockchain Talk, and More — Bitcoin.com News Week in Review

From a desperate investor’s ill-advised visit to Terra co-founder Do Kwon’s house resulting in an arrest, the announcement of a new Terra network, and blockchain talk at Davos, to predictions of U.S. economic collapse if inflation isn’t reigned in quickly, there’s no shortage of action-packed crypto stories this past week. Without further ado, this is the Bitcoin.com News Week in Review. LUNA Investor Arrested for Knocking on Do Kwon’s Door After Losing $2.4 Million in Terra Crash A crypto investor has been arrested after knocking on Do Kwon’s door following…

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Terra (LUNA) 2.0 relaunches according to Do Kwon’s revival plan

Do Kwon, the co-founder and CEO of Terraform Labs, confirmed the relaunch of Terra’s new chain, Terra 2.0, which aims to revive the fallen Terra (LUNA) and TerraUSD (UST) ecosystem.  Kwon’s revival plan for Terra involves hard forking the existing blockchain and reissuing LUNA tokens to existing investors based on a snapshot before the death spiral bled the LUNA and UST markets — effectively resulting in unrecoverable losses for investors. Pheonix-1 mainnet is now live and producing blocks – public node services, wallets and explorers should be going live shortly.…

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IMF Chief Begs Investors Not to Shun All Crypto After the Collapse of LUNA, UST

The managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) reportedly said that investors should not completely pull out of crypto after the collapse of cryptocurrency terra (LUNA) and stablecoin terrausd (UST). IMF Chief Has a Message for Crypto Investors After the Collapse of LUNA, UST Kristalina Georgieva, the managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), discussed cryptocurrency at the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting in Davos Monday. She urged people not to completely shun crypto after the recent collapse of algorithmic stablecoin terrausd (UST) and cryptocurrency terra (LUNA), Bloomberg…

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$1.9T wipeout in crypto risks spilling over to stocks, bonds — stablecoin Tether in focus

The cryptocurrency market has lost $1.9 trillion six months after it soared to a record high. Interestingly, these losses are bigger than those witnessed during the 2007’s subprime mortgage market crisis — around $1.3 trillion, which has prompted fears that creaking crypto market risk will spill over across traditional markets, hurting stocks and bonds alike. Crypto market capitalization weekly chart. Source: TradingView Stablecoins not very stable A massive move lower from $69,000 in November 2021 to around $24,300 in May 2022 in Bitcoin’s (BTC) price has caused a selloff frenzy…

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USDT-dollar peg wobbles as markets continue to struggle: Tether CTO weighs-in

Cryptocurrencies markets continue to suffer major losses following the depegging of Terra (LUNA) ecosystem’s stablecoin UST – causing discrepancies between stablecoin pegs and the value of Bitcoin (BTC). Stablecoin Tether (USDT) showed signs of stress as USDT/USD traded under $0.99 on major exchanges. Tether and Bitfinex CTO Paulo Ordoino took to Twitter to assure USDT holders that over 300 million UDST tokens had been redeemed at their $1 peg over the past 24 hours. GMReminder that tether is honouring USDt redemptions at 1$ via https://t.co/fB12xESSvB .>300M redeemed in last 24h…

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