A statement from one of the victims, filed with the police, appeared on the Internet. It says that UST and LUNA are financial pyramid, and the losses of investors are estimated at $32 billion.
The statement states:
Do Kwon and his network marketing policydistributed information about the possibility of receiving 19% per annum from UST stablecoin staking. Many influencers and “financial gurus” told their audience about the 100% reliability of buying UST and the opportunity to earn 19% per annum.
When will we start penalizing Singaporean financial bloggers for providing financial advice?
There is every reason to investigateregarding the UST, lawyers say. The actual regulatory regime for stablecoins is still a work in progress. But that may not matter in the case of TerraUSD (UST), says a former SEC advisor.
The current SEC investigation into Terraform Labs and the interaction of the Terra protocol with synthetic securities changes the basis for the SEC's involvement in such cases.
The SEC is likely already investigating what happened to the UST over the past week, two former SEC lawyers said.
“The SEC is already on the move as they investigate the Mirror protocol,” said Philip Moustakis, who moved from the SEC’s law enforcement division to law firm Seward & Kissel in 2019.
An SEC spokesman put it this way: "The SEC does not comment on the presence or absence of a possible investigation." The regulator also declined to comment on TerraUSD.
The Mirror protocol allowed synthesized or "mirror" versions of US stocks such as Tesla and Apple to be traded in exchange for UST based on the Terra blockchain.
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