Do Kwon, co-founder and chief executive officer of Terraform Labs, leaves the company’s office in Seoul, South Korea, on Thursday, April 14, 2022.
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Do Kwon, the 30-year-old South Korean founder of a $60 billion stablecoin project that imploded last month, has a knack for convincing people to buy what he’s selling. Most recently, Kwon sold his vision of a new kind of payment system that would upend the status quo and replace the world’s currencies.
TerraUSD (also called UST) and its sister token, luna, moved in lockstep. UST functioned as a U.S. dollar-pegged stablecoin meant to replace global fiat transactions, while luna helped UST keep its peg and…