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Bitcoin and Ethereum Price Manipulation: The DOJ Investigation, Explained
25 May
4:10

Bitcoin and Ethereum Price Manipulation: The DOJ Investigation, Explained

The United States Department of Justice has launched a private investigation into price manipulation in the cryptocurrency market, Bloomberg reported on Thursday. The investigation will look for signs as to whether rogue traders used illegal practices to alter the price favorably. The investigation comes as authorities’ concerns are growing about…

CFTC, NASAA enter cryptocurrency, fraud information sharing partnership; CFTC releases virtual currency derivative …
25 May
3:30

CFTC, NASAA enter cryptocurrency, fraud information sharing partnership; CFTC releases virtual currency derivative …

On May 21, the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) announced it had signed a mutual cooperation agreement with the North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) to increase cooperation and information sharing on cryptocurrencies and other potential market fraud. The memorandum of understanding (MOU) is designed to “assist participants in…

We’re Not Running Any Crypto Scams, Regardless of What Twitter Says
25 May
3:30

We’re Not Running Any Crypto Scams, Regardless of What Twitter Says

If you wanted proof that crypto scams have gone mainstream, look no further than our Twitter accounts, @LilyKatz and @olgakharif. During the first three weeks of May, fraudsters copied our pages, including profile photos, to push Ether swindles onto our 17,000 collective followers. And in spite of multiple requests to…

Bitcoin tracking for slight weekly losses despite news of regulatory crackdowns
25 May
2:46

Bitcoin tracking for slight weekly losses despite news of regulatory crackdowns

Bitcoin has held up relatively well this week despite negative headlines about regulatory crackdowns. For analysts with a long-term view, that price action fits with their thesis that increased scrutiny will shake out the bad actors and make the markets healthy enough for institutions to invest. “In the long run…

Bitcoin Price Sinks Amid a New Federal Probe Into Cryptocurrency Price Manipulation
25 May
2:12

Bitcoin Price Sinks Amid a New Federal Probe Into Cryptocurrency Price Manipulation

Bitcoin’s price fell by more than 3% on Thursday morning following the news of a U.S. Justice Department probe into price manipulation in cryptocurrency markets. The investigation was revealed in a Bloomberg piece that said federal prosecutors were working with the Commodity Futures Trading Commission on the private review. The…

DOJ opens criminal probe into bitcoin price manipulations
25 May
12:28

DOJ opens criminal probe into bitcoin price manipulations

10 Hours Ago The U.S. Department of Justice opened a criminal probe into the possibility that traders are manipulating the price of bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, according to a report from Bloomberg. The investigation surrounds the practice of spoofing — where an investor places orders that are intended to manipulate…

Banishing The Bear: New Analysis Pinpoints Return To Bitcoin Bull Market
25 May
12:28

Banishing The Bear: New Analysis Pinpoints Return To Bitcoin Bull Market

Wilma Woo · May 24, 2018 · 9:00 am <!– Excerpt A group of cryptocurrency analysts has identified new market trends, signaling what they believe is the imminent end of the Bitcoin “bear market.” From Selling to Stocking Up In a selection of charts uploaded to social media May 23rd,…

Bitcoin Mining Is More Popular — And More Destructive — Than Ever
24 May
7:47

Bitcoin Mining Is More Popular — And More Destructive — Than Ever

Shutterstock I had been considering the cybersecurity impacts of cryptocurrency mining for several weeks when I saw the recent episode of HBO’s Silicon Valley, where it served as a laugh-out-loud recurring gag. Throughout the episode, the character Gilfoyle — a gruff, deadpan systems architect — keeps unnerving his coworkers with a…

Bitcoin Price Woes Continue at $7500 Support Level is Obliterated
24 May
4:25

Bitcoin Price Woes Continue at $7500 Support Level is Obliterated

People looking for any positive momentum in the cryptocurrency industry may not be all that pleased with how things are going right now. Everything is in the deep red, with some currencies noting rather spectacular losses. The biggest concern is the Bitcoin price, which…

US Justice Department Opens Investigation Into Cryptocurrency Price Manipulation
24 May
3:52

US Justice Department Opens Investigation Into Cryptocurrency Price Manipulation

Photo: Getty The U.S. Justice Department has opened a criminal investigation into the manipulation of popular cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum. It’s believed that some traders are manipulating the price of cryptocurrencies through illegal tactics like issuing fake orders, causing the price to go up and down at will. Bloomberg…