South Korea has ordered Do Kwon to give up his passport, or danger getting it revoked, because the East Asian nation escalates actions towards the crypto entrepreneur whose blockchain collapse earlier this 12 months wiped buyers’ $40 billion.
The South Korean authorities has given Kwon 14 days to adjust to the brand new order, it mentioned in a discover on the web site Thursday. The order follows Interpol issuing a crimson discover towards the crypto entrepreneur final month, requesting legislation enforcement businesses worldwide to find and arrest him.
Kwon’s present whereabouts is unknown, however he’s conserving his followers updated together with his life by way of Twitter.
On Wednesday, he refuted claims that his crypto funds had been frozen after media studies mentioned South Korean prosecutors had escalated actions towards 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 preferred crypto-focused information outlet.
In response, Kwon labelled the information merchandise as “falsehood,” as soon as once more reiterating that he doesn’t use KuCoin and OkEx. “Haven’t 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-called stablecoin TerraUSD (UST) in Might worn out buyers’ $40 billion, prompting an uproar that prompted the prosecutors to launch investigations into Kwon and his colleagues.
Kwon has beforehand mentioned that he’s not attempting to cover from the authority and isn’t on the run, a characterization the South Korean prosecutors have refuted.