• Bitcoin's High Price Last Year Might Have Been Artificially Inflated

    6 monthes ago - By Fortune

    That super high price we saw for Bitcoin last year might have been artificially inflated, according to new research from the University of Texas at Austin.
    According to Is Bitcoin Really Un-Tethered? , a paper by researchers John M. Griffin and Amin Shams released Wednesday, price manipulation may have accounted for at least half of the increase in price for Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies last year.
    Using algorithms to analyze blockchain data and purchases made with the cryptocurrency Tether, the findings suggest that Bitcoin's increase in price was caused by the actions of a few key...
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  • German prosecutor may conclude VW probe this year

    6 monthes ago - By Reuters

    German prosecutors could wrap up an investigation into alleged market manipulation by senior Volkswagen executives this year, the prosecutors said on Thursday, after ordering the carmaker to pay 1 billion euros to settle claims of emissions cheating. Sonia Legg reports
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  • Bitcoin's astronomical rise last year was buoyed by market manipulation, researchers say

    6 monthes ago - By Washington Post

    "The main takeaway is that manipulation seems to have played a large role in the rise of bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies,” the study's co-author said.
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