South Korea has ordered Do Kwon to surrender his passport, or hazard getting it revoked, as a consequence of the East Asian nation escalates actions in opposition to the crypto entrepreneur whose blockchain collapse earlier this 12 months wiped retailers’ $forty billion.
The South Korean authorities has given Kwon 14 days to adjust to the mannequin new order, it mentioned in a discover on the on-line web site Thursday. The order follows Interpol issuing a crimson discover in opposition to the crypto entrepreneur final month, requesting legal guidelines enforcement companies worldwide to discover and arrest him.
Kwon’s current whereabouts is unknown, however he is conserving his followers up up to now collectively with his life through Twitter.
On Wednesday, he refuted claims that his crypto funds had been frozen after media stories mentioned South Korean prosecutors had escalated actions in opposition to him.
Korean media outlet News1 reported that prosecutors had frozen $39.6 million of crypto belongings tied to the Terraform Labs founder and chief govt. The report was amplified by CoinDesk, a most in type crypto-centered information outlet.
In response, Kwon labelled the information merchandise as “falsehood,” as quickly as as quickly as extra reiterating that he doesn’t use KuCoin and OkEx. “haven’t obtained any time to commerce, no funds have been frozen,” he mentioned. “I don’t know whose funds they’ve frozen, however good for them, hope they use it for good,” he added.
The collapse of Terra cryptocurrency (Luna) and the so-recognized as stablecoin TerraUSD (UST) in might worn out retailers’ $forty billion, prompting an uproar that brought on the prosecutors to launch investigations into Kwon and his colleagues.
Kwon has beforehand mentioned that he isn’t making an try to cowl from the authority and is not on the run, a characterization the South Korean prosecutors have refuted.