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Terraform Labs Faces SEC Crackdown: What This Means for LUNC and LUNA

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  • In response to a court order pertaining to an SEC lawsuit, Terraform Labs has decided to limit U.S. users’ access to specific goods.
  • TFL keeps operating despite pending legal challenges and impending fines of $5.3 billion, with LUNC’s pricing indicating a favorable response from the market.

In response to a recent court decision in an ongoing SEC lawsuit, Terraform Labs (TFL) has announced impending operational changes. The company’s actions in the US market are about to change as a result of this decision, which is connected to allegations of fraud against TFL and its former CEO, Do Kwon.

Effect on U.S. Users and Market Reaction

TFL expects a conduct injunction that will severely restrict its activities within the United States, beginning with preventing U.S. users from using several of its features and goods. This action is a compliance measure for the impending legal limits, and it is anticipated to go into effect during the week of April 28.

Despite TFLโ€™s principle stance against geoblocking, the company has expressed its frustration, noting it has little choice but to adapt to the regulatory demands.

The injunction does not cover all of TFL’s projects. Notably, things like the Terra blockchain itself and the Alliance, an open-source Cosmos SDK plugin, are unaffected. These exclusions point to a more nuanced execution of the injunction, concentrating on particular facets of TFL’s vast ecosystem.

In addition, TFL is required by the terms of the order to remove $23.8 million in liquidity from its positions on three other platforms: White Whale, Ura, and Astroport.

The withdrawal procedure is scheduled to start on April 26 for all of these spots, which entail LUNA pairings. These assets will then be safeguarded in a multisignature account for the duration of the bankruptcy process.

The market’s response to these events has been cautious optimism. The price of Terraform Classic token, LUNC, has increased by 5.59% in the last day, reaching a valuation of $0.0001085 according to CoinGecko data.

This spike is a component of a larger upward trend of 6.75% over the last week, indicating strong activity in the cryptocurrency markets amid the events that are transpiring.

SEC’s Grip Tightens: Legal Issues and Financial Implications

This year’s legal and operational turbulence comes after a federal jury in Manhattan found that TFL and Do Kwon had committed civil fraud, as previously reported by ETHNews.

In line with what ETHNews previously disclosed, the SEC has responded by pushing for a number of operational injunctions against TFL, including stringent prohibitions on the sale of securities containing crypto assets, in addition to proposing substantial financial penalties totaling $5.3 billion.

TFL is still offering some products, despite the challenges posed by its bankruptcy and the demise of its stablecoin, TerraUSD, which sharply depegged from the dollar in May 2022. This tenacity serves as an example of the intricate world of cryptocurrency operations in the face of changing regulatory environments.

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