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Binance CEO Responds To Terra Classic (LUNC) Hack


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CZ noted that although the Binance team is working towards assisting the community, Binance has not identified any of the stolen assets on its platform.

Binance CEO Changpeng “CZ” Zhao has responded to the Terraport hack, which drained the platform’s liquidity account of billions of Terra Classic (LUNC) tokens. CZ’s remarks came in response to calls from the community.

Dr. Rajia Bibi, CEO of DRIV3N LIMITED and crypto enthusiast, called CZ’s attention to the hack shortly after it gained the limelight. In response, CZ asked that the appropriate parties submit a customer service case as soon as possible, as going through him would make the process slower.


An hour later, the Binance Chief disclosed that the exchange’s security team had reviewed the transactions and found none of the stolen funds on Binance. CZ highlighted that some funds were sent to MEXC Global and KuCoin.


MEXC Freezes Millions of LUNC

Responding to CZ’s remarks, the MEXC Global team noted that it was working collaboratively with Binance to ensure that the hacked funds were frozen. 


reXx, a Terra Classic community member and one of the first people to call attention to the hack, disclosed shortly after the event gained momentum that he was in talks with MEXC to freeze some of the hacked assets deposited into the exchange. ReXx noted that MEXC had frozen $124K+ worth of the assets.


MEXC also immediately suspended LUNC deposits on its platform to address the situation. Shortly after the disclosure, ReXx revealed that MEXC had frozen an additional 600 million LUNC in pending deposits. He noted that he would tweet about how investors can reclaim their funds when the dust settles.

KuCoin Moving to Protect Users

Johnny Lyu, the CEO of KuCoin, also responded to the development. According to Lyu, KuCoin is currently protecting users’ assets. He noted that the KuCoin team would continue to pay attention to the development.


reXx had earlier disclosed that he was directly communicating with the KuCoin team. Once they identify the transactions, they would freeze some of the assets deposited to the platform. Binance, MEXC, and KuCoin have blacklisted the wallets connected to the hack.

Recall that the Terraport hack occurred earlier today, as previously reported. TerraCVita confirmed through the official community Telegram group that the total assets stolen include 15.1 billion LUNC, 9.4 million USTC, and 9.1 million TERRA.

TerraCVita disclosed that 8.6 billion of the funds on centralized exchanges had been frozen but did not specify the asset in question. They noted that they are working with TFL and the appropriate exchanges to help recover the assets.

Zaradar Dispels Rumours Of His Involvement in Hack

Shortly after the hack, speculations that Tobias “Zaradar” Andersen orchestrated it emerged. Zaradar has so far dispelled these claims, noting that he even offered a security review for TerraCVita, but the request was ignored.


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