Anonymous wants to shed light on the crimes of Do Kwon, a new mission that is getting mixed reactions.
The pirate group Anonymous pledged to “ensure” Terra co-founder Do Kwon is “brought to justice as soon as possible” following the collapse of the Terra (LUNA) and TerraUSD (UST) ecosystems last May. Their statement of intent takes the form of a video in which Anonymous lists several alleged wrongdoings by Do Kwon.
Anonymous wants to shed light on the crimes of Do Kwon
In the video in question, we can notably hear: “Do Kwon, if you listen, unfortunately, there is nothing that can be done to reverse the damage you have caused. At this point, the only thing we can do is hold you accountable and ensure that you are brought to justice as soon as possible.”
“Anonymous takes a look at Do Kwon’s entire story since entering the crypto space to see what we can learn and shine a light on. […] There’s no doubt that there are plenty more crimes to uncover on your journey of destruction.” The group also criticizes Do Kwon for his “arrogant tactics” towards his competitors and his numerous actions “as if he would never fail”.
A new mission that elicits mixed reactions
Following the publication of this video, the reactions of the community are quite mixed. While some support this new mission, seeing it as the work of a “Robin Hood of today”, others are much more critical, calling the video an empty threat: “Anonymous is so old-fashioned now […] This anon video is so non-threatening it’s almost weird,” read the r/CryptoCurrency subreddit. “I was expecting them to find something, but it’s nothing more than, well, nothing.” said another.
Terraform Labs, of which Do Kwon is the co-founder, is currently under several investigations, mainly by South Korean authorities, in particular for embezzlement of bitcoins (BTC) from the company’s cash. In May, the specialized investigation unit “Grim Reapers of Yeouido” was reactivated by South Korea to investigate the collapse of Terra. All Terraform Labs employees have even been subpoenaed as part of this extensive investigation. The company has also already been fined $78 million by South Korea’s national tax agency for tax evasion charges.