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Kraken: Volume of US Govt. Subpoenas Huge ‘Barrier to Entry’ for Crypto Exchanges

Running a crypto-based financial service in the US is becoming difficult due to unconventional legal costs, cryptocurrency exchange Kraken indicated in its latest “transparency report.” Crypto Exchange Kraken Says Government Inquiries Tripled in 2018 The US-based crypto exchange, which additionally operates in Canada, Europe, and Japan, reportedly received 315 subpoenas from US law enforcement agencies, […]

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Major Bitcoin Exchanges Accused of Faking Volume: Who’s Trustworthy?

A blockchain data research firm has released a damning report which accuses several major cryptocurrency exchanges of engaging in unscrupulous activities aimed at faking bitcoin trading volumes. According to the Blockchain Transparency Institute (BTI), only three cryptocurrency exchanges of the dozens surveyed  — namely Binance, Bitfinex, and Liquid — were found not to be “grossly […]

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Bitcoin Exchange Bithumb: Researchers Uncover Likely Fake Volume

Advertisement Korean exchange Bithumb reported volumes more than 10x its summertime averages in early November. CryptoExchangeRanks.com, a research firm linked with Hacken, decided to vet the data. They made the report available to CCN and it’s at the bottom of this article. Interesting patterns were uncovered when Bithumb’s trading patterns were put under a microscope. […]

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Only Binance and Bitfinex Do Not Fake Volume, New Report Finds

The Blockchain Transparency Institute has released its December Exchange Volumes Report, delving deeper than ever before into suspected wash trading. The conclusions paint a rather damning picture. Only 2 of CoinMarketCap’s top 25 BTC pairs aren’t massively inflating actual volume. It’ll Come Out In The Wash As part of the report, the Institute used its algorithm […]

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Swiss Bitcoin ETP Sees Record Volume as Institutional Investors Buy the Dip

The steep decline in Bitcoin price has coincided with record volume of the recently launched Bitcoin ETP on the SIX Swiss Stock Exchange, suggesting that institutional investors are may be buying the dip.  Bitcoin ETP $ HODL Sees Record Volume Earlier in November, Bitcoinist reported that a Bitcoin exchange-traded product (ETP) with the HODL ticker offered by Amun […]

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MIT: Crypto Pump-and-Dumps See $7 Million in Volume Every Day

Advertisement According to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Technology Review, two researchers at the prestigious Imperial College London have utilized artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning to analyze hundreds of crypto pump-and-dump schemes to figure out a way to spot them before they occur. Since the 2017 bull market of cryptocurrencies, pump-and-dump schemes in […]