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Here’s What’s Next for Bitcoin and One Ethereum Competitor, According to Crypto Analyst Michaël van de Poppe

A popular crypto analyst is digging into the charts to see what’s next for Bitcoin (BTC) as well as one enterprise-grade blockchain platform. In a new post, Michaël van de Poppe alerts his 602,500 Twitter followers that he’s eyeing $29,300 as a key make-or-break indicator for Bitcoin. “Still watching the level at $29,300 for Bitcoin. […]

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Investors Continue To Trade LUNA Despite Massive Crash

Investors continue to trade the LUNA token despite its enormous fall, seeing the coin lose 99% of its value from $62 on May 9 down to less than a cent by May 14. However, on May 20, LUNA remains the most trending cryptocurrency searched on CoinMarketCap. With a market cap of $918 million, LUNA is trading at $0.00013 per coin. The coin has gained 1% in the last 24 hours and 75% last week.   Related Reading | Bitcoin Selling Pressure Continues As Long-Term Holder SOPR Spikes Up It’s worth noting that even though the price of this cryptocurrency had fallen dramatically over the past few days and South Korean officials were looking into penalizing its inventor for $78 million in tax avoidance, we see the coin trending higher than ever before. The South Korean authorities are investigating why the value of Terra’s dollar-pegged stablecoin, UST lost its peg on May 9. The market for this coin quickly melted down within four days. As a result, the stablecoin lost $18 billion. This affected not only the stablecoin UST but also all networks built upon it, such as LUNA, whose price plummetted from $62 per coin down to a fraction of a penny. Tax Authorities Fined LUNA Founder For Avoiding Taxes In order to investigate, both South Korean regulatory bodies, the Financial Supervisory Service and the Financial Services Commission called the local cryptocurrency exchanges to submit the transactions data.  The information requested from the local exchanges includes trade volumes for LUNA and UST as well the number of investors who have suffered losses because their investments declined during this time period. On the data request, a local exchange operator, Yonhap, said; It seems that they collected this information in order to minimize damage to investors in the future. The Korean National Tax Service has found that Terra’s parent firms have avoided paying corporate and income taxes. The company moved LUNA from its software firm, Terraform Labs, to Singapore’s Luna Foundation Guard (LFG) to avoid paying taxes. Do Kwon was fined $78 million by the tax department for acquiring and selling $3 billion in Bitcoin LFG. In addition, the Terra inventor could face further fines from the tax department. The NTS requested that Do Kwon and Daniel Shin pay $100 million in taxes in December. However, the two men declined since their company, Terraform Labs, is domiciled in Singapore. The NTS argues that all of Terraform Lab’s operations are controlled from South Korea, but the two men maintain that their business is conducted primarily in Singapore. Related Reading | Tether Cuts 17% Of Its Commercial Paper Holdings Over Q1 2022 In addition, only a few days before Terra collapsed, Do Kwon attempted to dissolve Terra’s Korean entities. There is speculation among onlookers about how long before the chain crumbled, Do Kwon had been prepared for Terra’s downfall. The founder of Terra is being sued by 200,000 people in Korea who invested in either LUNA or UST. Featured image from Flickr, and chart from Tradingview.com  

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Terra (LUNA) Founder Do Kwon Facing South Korea Investigation Over Claims of Ponzi Fraud: Report

The CEO of Terraform Labs is facing possible criminal charges in the wake of two leading cryptos collapsing earlier this month. In a new report, Yonhap News says that South Korean authorities are considering bringing Ponzi scheme charges against Do Kwon, the founder of Terra (LUNA) and algorithmic stable coin TerraUSD (UST), both of which […]

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South Korean Politician Demands Parliament To Investigate TerraUSD’s Collapse

The “People Power Party” representative, a South Korean politician Yoon Chang-Hyeon called a parliamentary hearing on TerraUSD (UST) due to its sudden collapse last week. According to a report from South Korean Newschannel “Newspim” on Tuesday, May 17, at a plenary meeting of the National Assembly’s Political Affairs Committee, Yoon Chang-Hyeon stated; We should bring […]

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Terra – A ‘Pyramid Scheme’ – Threatens The Crypto Ecosystem, Billionaire Says

The cryptocurrency industry is currently digesting the rise and fall of Singapore-based Terraform Labs’ network token Terra (LUNA) and stablecoin TerraUSD (UST). Following the unexpected collapse of almost $45 billion in market value over the course of a week, much has been made about the project’s architecture, namely its supposedly defective algorithm, which was led […]