Official records show Do Kwon dissolved Terraform Labs Korea, closing down its headquarters and sole branch just days before the collapse of terra crypto (LUNA) and stablecoin terrausd (UST).
Do Kwon Shut Down Terraform Labs Korea Before UST and LUNA Fallout
Terraform Labs founder Do Kwon reportedly closed down his company in Korea days before the collapse of cryptocurrency terra (LUNA) and stablecoin terrausd (UST).
According to South Korea’s supreme court registry office, Terraform Labs Korea decided to dissolve its Busan headquarters and Seoul branch at the general shareholders meeting on April 30, Digital Today reported. The company named CEO Kwon Do-hyeong, the full name of Do Kwon, as the liquidator.
The publication detailed:
On May 4, Terraform Labs Korea’s headquarters was dissolved and on May 6, the Seoul branch was dissolved.
On May 9, UST lost its peg to the U.S. dollar and its price kept falling. At the time of writing, it is trading at about $0.08. LUNA also sharply fell from above $80 on April 30 to $0.00013351 at the time of writing.
While Terraform Labs is a Singapore-incorporated company, it was registered to conduct business in South Korea as Terraform Labs Korea, with headquarters in Busan and a branch in Seongdong District in eastern Seoul.
Kwon founded Terraform Labs Korea on June 21, 2019. On Sept. 26, 2019, Ticket Monster (Tmon) founder Shin Hyun-sung joined the company as the second co-founder. However, he resigned on March 2, 2020, leaving Kwon to serve as the CEO of Terraform Labs.
An on-chain analysis by blockchain data analytics firm Elliptic found that amid the UST and LUNA fallout, the Luna Foundation Guard (LFG) sent its bitcoin reserves to cryptocurrency exchanges Gemini and Binance.
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