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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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Is Crypto Price Correlation the Result of FOMO or Market Manipulation

Is the close correlation between crypto coin prices in the current market simply a sign of HODLers clinging to their assets and only conservatively trading when all signs point to yes, or the result of larger forces at work manipulating the market? Extreme Correlation Since February Twitter analyst CryptoRae recently posted a long thread using a method of cross coin correlation ...

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The US Justice Department Opens Investigation Into Crypto Price Manipulation – The Merkle

The US Department of Justice has launched an investigation into possible crypto price manipulation by crypto traders, reports Bloomberg. Quoting four people familiar with the situation, the report indicates that the DOJ’s prosecutors are working in partnership with the Commodity and Futures Trading Commission to probe the matter. The DOJ believes that digital currencies are highly susceptible to fraud, especially given ...

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Bitcoin Price Drop From $20,000 Likely Due to Market Manipulation

Get exclusive analysis and cryptocurrency insights on Hacked.com for just $39 per month. Since December 17, the bitcoin price has been on a continuous decline, falling from $19,900 to $5,980 at its yearly low. While the bitcoin price has seen two mid-term recoveries and corrective rallies, both failed to test two major support levels at $12,000 and $10,000. Market Manipulation ...

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