Tagged: market manipulation

Researchers Argue that Wash Trading Might become Problem in Fast-Growing Blockchain based NFT Market

A digital artwork piece by Beeple recently set auction records (on Thursday / March 11, 2021)  when it sold at Christie’s for $69 million. Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey is auctioning the NFT or non-fungible token for the first tweet ever, “just setting up my twttr,”… Read More

Robinhood being Investigated by US Regulators over Trading Restrictions, Options Trading Policies

Robinhood Markets Inc, the leading zero-fee stock trading app provider, stated on Friday (February 26, 2021) that US regulatory authorities were investigating the firm’s temporary trading restrictions on these so-called “meme stocks” earlier in 2021. These activities have come under increased scrutiny as the shares… Read More

More than 30 Lawsuits Now Filed Against Stock Trading App Provider Robinhood Markets Inc., Suits Allege Company Is Manipulating Markets

Digital investment platform Robinhood is reportedly facing around 30 different lawsuits from traders for shutting down or not supporting GameStop trading. Several groups of Robinhood‘s clients have filed lawsuits against the stock trading service provider. Lawsuits have alleged the firm violated certain laws by imposing… Read More

SEC Is Reviewing Social Media Posts, Agency Is Looking for Potential Fraud due to Activities tied to WallStreetBets, GameStop

The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has been carefully reviewing social media posts, as the federal regulator is looking out for any signs of potential fraud, which may have increased due to the frenzied trading of GameStop and other firms’ shares. The SEC‘s probe… Read More

JPMorgan Partners with Fintech Affinity Capital to Offer Financial Assets based Around Loyalty Points Trading

JPMorgan, the largest US bank and the world’s sixth largest in terms of total assets, is reportedly working with Fintech firm Affinity Capital Exchange, in order to develop new types of financial assets – which will be based around the trading of loyalty point portfolios…. Read More

Little “Evidence” of Manipulative Practices on Crypto Exchanges Bitfinex, Kraken, but Huobi, OKEx showed “Overwhelming” Signs of Such Activities: Report

The Blockchain Research Lab published a report on August 20, 2020, in which it noted that previous studies have alleged or found that cryptocurrency exchanges use wash trading to “falsely signal their liquidity.” The team at Blockchain Research Lab said they had monitored twelve digital… Read More

Machine Learning, a Specific AI Application, Poses Challenges for Market Surveillance, but Might Help Identify Manipulative Activities: Report

Machine learning (ML) is increasingly being used in trading in order to help investors with improving their decision-making and trade execution strategies. However, ML poses various challenges when it comes to capital markets surveillance, but its proponents argue that the technology serves a useful purpose…. Read More

Lawsuit Filed Against BitMEX, a Major Cryptocurrency Derivatives Exchange, for Allegedly Engaging in Illegal Activities like Money Laundering, Racketeering

A lawsuit was filed on May 16, 2020, against HDR Global Trading Ltd, the parent company of the Hong Kong-operated Bitcoin Mercantile Exchange (BitMEX), a leading digital currency derivatives exchange that averages billions of dollars worth of daily trading volume. The 106-page lawsuit has also… Read More

New Analysis Claims that Ethereum (ETH) Price Might be Manipulated by Certain Large Crypto Exchanges and “Whales”

A recent analysis of the top 10,000 Ethereum (ETH) wallet addresses suggests that the world’s second-largest digital asset (by market cap and overall adoption) could potentially see its value increase significantly in the foreseeable future. This, as the blockchain network prepares to transition from proof-of-work… Read More

Digital Asset Exchange Bitfinex Introduces New Surveillance Tool, Shimmer, to Combat Crypto Market Abuse

Digital asset exchange Bitfinex has introduced a new surveillance tool, called “Shimmer,” reportedly in order to combat cryptocurrency market manipulation and other types of abuse. The tool will also help promote “orderly trading” on the exchange, according to the company. Bitfinex has been the target… Read More

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