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Terra Coins Rally as Do Kwon’s SEC Trial Begins

  • Terra Classic (LUNC) and Terra Luna (LUNA) prices are experiencing a resurgence as Do Kwon's trial against the SEC starts.
  • The SEC trial, focusing on the collapse of TerraUSD, highlights significant flaws in the Terraform Labs ecosystem, emphasizing a lack of decentralization and potential for fraud.
  • Despite the trial's commencement and the positive price movement of LUNC and LUNA, the crypto community is advised to prepare for market volatility during the anticipated two-week duration of the legal proceedings.
Terra Classic

As the global markets spring to life this Monday, the Terraform Labs ecosystem, encompassing both Terra Classic (LUNC) and Terra Luna (LUNA), is experiencing a noticeable uptick in value. This surge coincides with the commencement of Terraform Labs executive Do Kwon’s legal battle against the US Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC) in the United States, capturing the attention of investors and market observers in South Africa and beyond.

The legal confrontation between the SEC and Do Kwon began in a federal court in Manhattan, with the latter being notably absent and instead represented by his defense team. The trial, which started with jury selection and opening statements on March 25, is centered around the catastrophic collapse of Terraform Labs’ TerraUSD “stablecoin” in May 2022—a debacle that led to a staggering market loss exceeding $40 billion.

Gurbir S. Grewal, the Director of the SEC’s Division of Enforcement, articulated the critical weaknesses within the Terraform ecosystem in his opening statement. He highlighted the absence of decentralization and financial integrity, framing the ecosystem as fertile ground for fraudulent activities. The criticism extended to the TerraUSD stablecoin, which was alleged to be algorithmic in nature, though its valuation was significantly influenced by Do Kwon and Terraform Labs rather than autonomous code.

Amid these developments, the price of Terra Classic has seen an increase of 3%, and Terra Luna has risen by approximately 2%. Despite the positive price movements, the shadow of the ongoing trial looms large, suggesting that investors and community members should remain prepared for potential market fluctuations. The trial, anticipated to span two weeks, promises to be a pivotal moment for both the accused and the broader cryptocurrency community in South Africa and globally.

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