Circle Introduces Market Surveillance to Fight Insider Trading, ‘Pump and Dump’ Schemes

Circle plans to ensure it is protected against malicious trading schemes and on the right side of regulators. Blockchain finance company Circle will use digital financial services company Nice Actimize’s market monitoring tools to fight manipulation, a press release confirmed on Feb. 27. Nice Actimize, which forms a branch of Israeli enterprise software giant Nice […]

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WSJ: Hundreds of Crypto Projects Show Signs of Plagiarism, Fraud and Improbable Returns

A recent study by the WSJ has revealed that hundreds of crypto offerings showed signs of fraudulent activity, improbable returns and plagiarism. Recent research by the Wall Street Journal published Dec. 27 revealed that hundreds of cryptocurrency offerings showed signs of fraudulent activity, improbable returns and plagiarism. In the course of its research, the WSJ […]

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Pump-and-Dump Groups Become ‘Widespread’ as Market Remains Largely Unregulated

New research reveals the scope of crypto pump-and-dump schemes. The Social Science Research Network (SSRN) recently published research studying the phenomenon of pump-and-dump groups within the crypto community. The paper — conducted by seven academics from Tel Aviv University, the University of Tulsa and the University of Mexico — concluded that “regulators should be very […]

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Researchers Find Thousands of Crypto Pump-and-Dump Groups on Messaging Apps

A new study has identified 4,818 cryptocurrency pump-and-dump groups on popular messaging apps Telegram and Discord. There are thousands of pump-and-dump groups on popular messaging apps, a study conducted by the Social Science Research Network (SSRN) revealed Dec. 18. Pump-and-dump is the fraudulent practice of perpetrators encouraging unwitting investors to buy an asset to inflate […]

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Hodler’s Digest, Oct. 29 – Nov. 4: Rapper T.I., Charlie Shrem Sued Over Alleged Pump-and-Dump, BTC Theft Respectively

This week in crypto, T.I. is sued for allegedly pumping and dumping a token, and Charlie Shrem is sued for alleged theft of 5,000 BTC.   Coming every Sunday, the Hodler’s Digest will help you to track every single important news story that happened this week. The best (and worst) quotes, adoption and regulation highlights, […]

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