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Some Crypto Trading 500% Higher on Bithumb, Market Manipulation Woes

Bithumb traders have recently experienced an abnormal surge in the price of some crypto, with tokens like Ethos trading six times over its average value only on the South Korean exchange. Many traders began to attribute these ludicrous prices to the Kimchi Premium, which local cryptocurrency traders have grown accustomed to over the most recent months. Kimchi Premium Surges Bithumb Due ...

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Coinfloor Turns to Trading Technologies to Monitor Market Manipulation

Coinfloor, a cryptocurrency exchange that operates multiple subsidiary exchanges, is joining hands with Trading Technologies International, Inc., a leading trading software provider. The organization will utilize the software company’s TT Score machine-learning technology so executives can examine and monitor suspicious activity occurring on their exchanges. Speaking with Bitcoin Magazine, Morgan Trinkaus, product manager at Trading Technologies, explains that manipulation usually ...

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Alleged FCoin Manipulation of Ethereum Network Spurs Promise of Legal Action

Activity on the Ethereum network spiked at the end of last week causing transaction fees to hit all-time highs and now fingers are pointing to an obscure Chinese trading platform called FCoin. Accusations are being made against founder Zhang Jian, formerly of Huobi, of orchestrating a series of Sybil attacks in order to drive up traffic, crippling the Ethereum Network and ...

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Kraken Strikes Back at Tether Price Manipulation Claims

Cryptocurrency exchange Kraken is calling foul on allegations that its tether (USDT) markets are frequently characterized by trading activity commonly associated with wash trading and other forms of market manipulation. Last week, Bloomberg published an investigative report examining trades involving tether, a “stablecoin” allegedly backed by physical U.S. dollars at a 1:1 ratio. Controversy has long swirled around USDT — ...

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What Do We Know About the CFTC Price Manipulation Probe

On June 8, it was reported that the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) demanded extensive trading data from several cryptocurrency exchanges in order to investigate whether there has been price manipulation in the crypto market. Earlier, on May 24, Bloomberg reported that a criminal probe into Bitcoin (BTC) and Ethereum (ETH) price manipulation by crypto traders had been opened ...

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‘Toxic’ Suspected Manipulation Sees Bitcoin Futures Sink 55% in 2018

Yet further concerns surrounding the impact of Tether (USDT) and Bitcoin (BTC) futures on the leading cryptocurrency’s fortunes were raised on CNBC, Wednesday June 13th. As CNBC notes, Bitcoin futures have sunk 55 percent this year, reaching their lowest levels since February. Weighing in on the controversies surrounding allegations that Tether (USDT) is being used as a shorting mechanism by ...

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CFTC Condemns Exchanges for not Sharing Data Related to Bitcoin Price Manipulation Investigation

The Bitcoin price is volatile by nature. Not all of this volatility is created out of the blue either. An ongoing investigation regarding Bitcoin price manipulation is taking place. As such, U.S. regulators demand data from various trading platforms to address these concerns. Bitcoin Price Manipulation Investigation There have been swelling rumors regarding major Bitcoin price manipulation taking place. While ...

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CME and BTC Exchange Dispute Led US Regulators to Open Price Manipulation Probe

Regulators from the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) reportedly demanded extensive trading data from several cryptocurrency exchanges, people familiar with the matter told the Wall Street Journal June 8.  Regulators requested data in order to investigate whether manipulation might be compromising prices in digital currency markets. The probe followed the launch of Bitcoin (BTC) futures by CME Group in ...

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