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Do Kwon's Terraform Labs, Initiates Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Proceedings

Key Takeaways
  • Terraform Labs, the company behind TerraUSD, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, citing $100-500 million in liabilities and assets, aiming to address legal challenges.
  • The SEC agreed to postpone Do Kwon's fraud trial to March 25, a significant development following the collapse of Terraform Labs. Kwon's arrest in Montenegro added to the legal turmoil.
  • Facing SEC charges, Kwon is subject to extradition requests from the U.S. and South Korea.
22-Jan-2024 By: Sudeep Saxena
Do Kwon's Terraform

Terraform Labs Files Chapter 11, Post SEC Trial Delay Request

Terraform Labs, the company responsible for the now-defunct stablecoin TerraUSD (UST), has recently sought bankruptcy protection in the United States.

The filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy was submitted to the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware on January 21, indicating estimated liabilities and assets in the range of $100 million to $500 million.

Chris Amani, CEO of Terraform Labs, emphasized the necessity of this move, stating, "The Terra community and ecosystem have displayed remarkable resilience in the face of challenges, and this action is essential to enable us to persist in our collective objectives while addressing the outstanding legal issues.

Terraform Labs Files for Bankruptcy Amid SEC Fraud Trial Delay

According to court documents, Terraform Labs is grappling with estimated liabilities and assets ranging between $100 million and $500 million. The bankruptcy filing, submitted recently, sheds light on the financial challenges facing the company.

In a twist of events, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has agreed to postpone Do Kwon's impending fraud trial to March 25. This decision follows a request from Kwon's legal team to defer the proceedings. The trial is a significant development in the aftermath of the collapse of Kwon's Terraform Labs in May 2022.

The co-founder's troubles intensified when, after the firm's implosion, Do Kwon went off the radar. His whereabouts remained unknown until March 2023, when he was apprehended in Montenegro. Kwon was arrested for attempting to use falsified travel documentation to exit the country.

SEC Charges and Extradition Risks for Terraform Labs and Kwon

In February 2023, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) initiated civil charges against Terraform Labs and its founder, Do Kwon. The allegations centered around a "multi-billion dollar crypto asset securities fraud" linked to the previously named UST and Terra (LUNA) tokens.

Both the United States and South Korea are actively pursuing the extradition of Do Kwon. Amidst mounting speculation, it is feared that Kwon might face multiple sentences if extradited to both countries.

Should the extradition to South Korea materialize, Kwon could face a 40-year jail term in the nation where the majority of the alleged crimes took place.

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