Pump and Dump

a form of securities fraud that involves artificially inflating the price of an owned asset through false and misleading positive statements, in order to sell the cheaply purchased asset at a higher price.

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Pump and Dump Schemes Account for $7 Million Monthly Trading Volume

Researchers at Imperial College London claim to have developed a model for a crypto “pump-and-dump” scam, making it possible to proactively detect them. Jiahua Xu and Benjamin Livshits at Imperial College London were the prime researchers in this study. They utilized artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning to analyze hundreds of crypto pump-and-dump schemes to figure out a way to spot them before they occur. Pump and Dump schemes are an age-old devious investing ploy wherein investors purchase an asset in large swaths, pushing its price up, a “pump,” and then sell-off or “dump” the overpriced assets causing a massive fall in prices and losses to the rest of the market. While cryptocurrency markets are currently in a rut, with some coins reaching new lows in the month of November, daily trade volume is currently $14.2 billion, according to CoinMarketCap. The pump and dump volume cited in the study only accounts for 0.049 percent of total 24-hour trade volume. The prime focus of the study was on the coin, BVB, created by the supporters of the German Bundesliga football club Borussia Dortmund which operated this “Pump and Dump” on November 14. Xu and Livshits tracked the announcements on Telegram, McAfee Pump signals and the changes in price and volume of the coin. Per the researchers, these scams have grown into a major nuisance. The researchers believe there are – on average – two pump-and-dump scams a day, accounting for $7 million in trading volume per month. There are more than 100 Telegram channels currently dedicated to the pumping-and-dumping of lesser coins.
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Study: Pump and Dump Schemes Account for $7 Million of Monthly Trade Volume

Study: Pump and Dump Schemes Account for $7 Million of Monthly Trade Volume A recent study has found that pump and dump schemes account for about $7 million worth of trading volume per month, MIT Technology Review reported Dec. 4. The analysis was performed by researchers Jiahua Xu and Benjamin Livshits at Imperial College London. A pump and… The post Study: Pump and Dump Schemes Account for $7 Million of Monthly Trade Volume appeared first on Altcoin Today.
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Study: Pump and Dump Schemes Account for $7 Million of Monthly Trade Volume

Study: Pump and Dump Schemes Account for $7 Million of Monthly Trade Volume A recent study has found that pump and dump schemes account for about $7 million worth of trading volume per month, MIT Technology Review reported Dec. 4. The analysis was performed by researchers Jiahua Xu and Benjamin Livshits at Imperial College London. […] Cet article Study: Pump and Dump Schemes Account for $7 Million of Monthly Trade Volume est apparu en premier sur Bitcoin Central.
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Prosecutors Call for Ten Year Jail Term for Karpeles Over Mt. Gox Embezzlement

Mark Karpeles, the CEO of Mt Gox, is currently being accused of embezzlement by Japanese authorities. The prosecutors of the court case are seeking a 10-year sentence for the ex-CEO, which commanded the now-defunct Mt Gox exchange. This comes in the midst of the extension announced for civil rehabilitation claims. Japanese prosecutors say as much by alleging that Mark Karpeles's actions "played a great role in totally destroying the confidence of Bitcoin users. The actions in question are that he allegedly embezzled a total of 341 million yen (US$3 million) of customer funds from the Mt Gox account, moving it to his personal account between September and December 2013, while padding the numbers on his company's trading system to cover up the loss. Karpeles has sworn his innocence and says the money, moved in the last four months of 2013, was meant to serve as only a temporary loan. He also argued, earlier in the trial, that the funds in question did not belong to clients but were his now-defunct company’s revenue. In response to the former CEO’s statement, the prosecutors at the court said: There was no documentation of loans, and there was no intention of paying back the money. The prosecutors went further to demand a harsh sentence for Karpelès. According to the Japanese prosecutors, the Mt. Gox Chief betrayed his clients’ confidence and misused most of their funds. The ex-CEO is currently confined to Japan as a condition of his bail and has been answering in freedom. He has often protested his innocence and publicly appealed to the industry. It remains unknown when the trail will conclude, the publication added.
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Tezos [XTZ] Story – XTZ and Waves Highest Gainers

As many crypto enthusiasts have started to notice, there is a slight attempt by the bulls to get Bitcoin – BTC against the US Dollar up back on its feet. Read: Bitcoin (BTC) Price Analysis: Are Bulls Back on Their Feet? Bitcoin bull Mike Novogratz insists that bitcoin won’t fall to the $80 level despite signs that the bear market could persist. In an interview with Bloomberg, he reiterated that bitcoin will become digital gold and that revolutions don’t happen overnight. If the supportive trend line starts to gain momentum and hold-off any waves of bears that tend to tank the value downward, a ripple-effect could present itself impacting all following altcoins as the pioneer cryptocoin always does. Among the top 20, the highest gainer in the last 24-hours without a doubt is Tezos [XTS]. Per time of writing, the pair XTS/USD is changing hands at $0.4197 – marking an increase of 13.23%. Source: coinmarketcap Tezos for starters – During one of the most successful and largest ICOs ever held – Tezos Foundation raised over $232 mil bringing a new cryptocurrency in the market. During a contact made by Reuters to the president of the foundation it was confirmed that its MainNet was set to launch on the 14th of Sep, 2018. #Breaking @millervalue #ValueInvesting #Crypto #Bitcoin #Cryptocurrency project #Tezos to launch main #network next week:… https://t.co/nqOY185XCh — John M. Spallanzani (@JohnSpall247) September 14, 2018 What is Tezos (XTZ)? Tezos is a decentralized computing platform for Turing-complete smart contracts. Tezos has three key features. (1) “Liquid Proof-of-Stake” consensus – there is a relatively low barrier to consensus participation and delegation is not required. (2) Smart contract verification – Tezos invented the Michelson programming language that allows formal proofs of contract properties for better contract security. (3) On-chain governance – all aspects of governance are contained in the platform: voting on proposed protocol upgrades, paying developers and implementing the upgrades. – Via Kraken’s blog post – Kraken Listing XTZ Blog Post Right on its tail is Waves which is welcoming a daily price hoist of 10.01% against the US Dollar reaching the mark of $1.85. Its beginning of December price surge as it seems is still continuing. The reason for this trend was the recent announcement of the release of a significant update to the mobile wallet. We are excited to announce a long-awaited update of the #Waves Mobile app! Deposit, store and withdraw your #crypto securely, trade your assets on DEX, lease your $WAVES — everything is now available right on your smartphone! Read more about it here: https://t.co/5Qp7YKTa8r pic.twitter.com/y5hsCXj2GV — Waves Platform (@wavesplatform) December 3, 2018 The post Tezos [XTZ] Story – XTZ and Waves Highest Gainers appeared first on Ethereum World News.
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