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XRP Sentiment Manipulated by Thousands of Bots, Analyst Claims

In January, news.Bitcoin.com reported on the so-called ‘XRP army’ harassing Ryan Selkis, the cofounder of cryptocurrency data startup Messari. A recent data analysis has now alleged that the XRP army of shills is compromised of thousands of bots trying to sway market sentiment across social media channels like Twitter. Also

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Pump and Dumps Are the Final Indignity for Dying Coins

You can tell an altcoin is close to death when its price soars. That may sound like a contradiction in terms, but that’s what can happen to crypto assets when they’re in the throes of death. With low liquidity and thin volume, exchange-listed altcoins are prey to manipulators who

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Judge Denies Craig Wright’s Motion to Dismiss Billion-Dollar Bitcoin Lawsuit

On Dec. 27, court documents from the case against the Nchain chief scientist, Craig Wright, explained a large portion of his recent dismissal motions were found “not warranted” and were denied. Wright is being sued for 1.1 million BTC in a legal case in Florida that alleges he manipulated

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Bithumb Accused of Inflating Reported Trading Volume

An investigation conducted by Crypto Exchange Ranks (CER) has alleged that Bithumb, the largest Korean digital currency exchange by volume, has drastically inflated its reported trade volume during the second half of 2018. The report asserts that a number of irregular patterns identified in Bithumb’s trade activity suggest “apparent

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SEC Chair Explains Key Upgrades Needed for Bitcoin ETF Approval

The chairman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has outlined the key changes in cryptocurrency markets he needs to see before he is comfortable with a bitcoin ETF. While some solutions to the problems he mentioned have already been implemented, the chairman insists on seeing more improvements. Also read: Indian

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Exchange News: Mt. Gox Trustee Extends Deadline, GBX Licensed in Gibraltar

In recent exchange news, the Mt. Gox trustee will seek to extend the deadline for rehabilitation claims. In other news, Gibraltar Stock exchange has become the first national stock exchange to operate a regulated virtual currency exchange, and Okex has denied accusations of market manipulation relating to its recent

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