FBI, NY authorities probes collapse of TerraUSD stablecoin: Report

FBI, NY authorities probes collapse of TerraUSD stablecoin: Report

The United States Justice Department is reportedly investigating the collapse of the TerraClassicUSD (USTC) stablecoin which contributed to a $40 billion wipe out in the Terra ecosystem last May.

Two agencies within the department — the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and Southern District of New York (SDNY) have interrogated former staff at Terraform Labs in recent weeks, according to a Mar. 13 report by the Wall Street Journal (WSJ).

The probe covers similar ground to a lawsuit filed against Terraform Labs and its founder Do Kwon by the U.S. Securities Exchange Commission on Feb. 16, according to people familiar with the matter.

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Among topics that investigators have asked about was the relationship between Chai, a South Korean-based payment platform and the Terra blockchain on which USTC operated.

The SEC alleged in

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