As long as financial markets have existed, there have been attempts to manipulate them. Cryptocurrency markets are no exception and the regulations governing this new asset class are sparse, leaving them vulnerable to hacking, fraud, money laundering and other criminal activity. We explore how market manipulation is impacting cryptocurrency exchanges as well as preventative measures to stop abusive behavior before it happens.
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Top 3 Behaviors to Monitor in Cryptocurrency Exchanges
When a trader excessively buys and sells securities in order to feed misleading information into the market and generate false volumes. Often focused on instruments that are traded less or by smaller trading platforms looking to attract attention.
Layering & Spoofing
When a trader places orders to give misleading indication of supply and demand, with no intention of trading.
Pump & Dump
When a trader attempts to increase the price through buying activity or misleading information. Normally the trader has an existing position which they sell at the higher price.
The responsibility is on cryptocurrency exchanges to implement rigorous surveillance programs.Head of Marketplace Regulatory Technology, Market Technology
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