Trust Reserve Stablecoin Team Detained in China
In a surprising turn of events, the Trust Reserve stablecoin team was detained by Chinese authorities on May 29. Reports indicate that the team members were taken away by the police and subsequently detained, with notifications being sent to their respective family members.
The office of Trust Reserve in Shanghai was found vacant, bearing a seal stating “Judicial Seizure, Strictly No Vandalism.” This unexpected incident has raised concerns and prompted speculation about the reasons behind the team’s detention.
Trust Reserve, a prominent player in the stablecoin market, offered various products including CNHC, a stablecoin pegged to the offshore Chinese Renminbi (RMB), and HKDC, a stablecoin pegged to the Hong Kong dollar. These stablecoins were designed to maintain a one-to-one backing with their respective fiat currencies.
Notably, Trust Reserve had recently concluded a successful fundraising round, securing $10 million in an A+ funding effort. The round was led by KuCoin Ventures, a well-known blockchain venture capital firm, with participation from renowned industry players such as Circle and IDG Capital.
The detention of the Trust Reserve stablecoin team has sent shockwaves throughout the cryptocurrency community, as it raises questions about the future of the company and the stability of its stablecoin offerings. The reasons behind the team’s detention and the potential impact on the company’s operations remain unclear at this time.
Market observers and investors eagerly await further information and clarification regarding this incident. The fate of Trust Reserve and its stablecoin products will undoubtedly have repercussions within the cryptocurrency ecosystem, as stakeholders seek to understand the implications of these recent events in China.