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Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Korea and US agree to share investigation data on Tera-Luna

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South Korean justice minister Han Dong-hoon was in New York not too long ago to focus on varied methods through which the 2 nations can company on investigations related to monetary crimes, particularly crypto-related crimes.

Hoon met with Securities and Commodities Task Force co-chief Andrea M. Griswold, on the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York together with Scott Hartman, chief of the Securities and Commodities Fraud Task Force of the identical workplace on Tuesday, reported an area each day.

The two sides mentioned methods to change data and strengthen cooperation to guarantee well timed motion on the rising variety of securities frauds related to the digital asset market, reported an area each day. The two sides have reportedly agreed to share their newest investigation data round Terra-LUNA, a  crypto venture below investigation in each nations.

Justice Minister Han Dong-hoo (left) meets with prosecution officers from the United States, Source: Yna

The $40 billion Terra ecosystem crash has attracted authorized scrutiny from each nations. The U.S has not too long ago opened a brand new investigation against Terra co-founder Do Kwon, whereas the South Korean prosecutors are trying into several charges including fraud, market manipulation and tax evasion.

Related: Terra 2.0: A crypto project built on the ruins of $40 billion in investors’ money

The cooperation between the 2 nations may very well be the primary of many as crypto-related crimes have develop into the main target of regulators in current occasions. South Korea has emerged as some of the strict nations when it comes to crypto rules, making certain strict know your buyer (KYC) and anti-money laundering (AML) pointers.

The Terra saga has additionally prompted Korean lawmakers to type a new crypto oversight committee to assess the brand new crypto tasks listed on crypto exchanges. Many consultants have predicted that the crash of Terra-USD (UST) would immediate regulators to favor centralized stablecoins over algorithmic ones.

Due to the shortage of clear crypto rules, monitoring and prosecuting these crimes which frequently contain cross-border transactions and laundering, turns into more and more tough and complicated. For instance, a Dutch college paid 200,000 in Bitcoin (BTC) as a ransom in 2019, the investigators managed to track one wallet to Ukraine and ultimately had to work with the native authorities to get again the funds practically three years after the hack.