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Who has a feeling a lot of people will be going to jail because of Bitcoin trading manipulation?

The hidden orders and fakeouts are designed to give people false impressions in order to steal their coins or make them lose money. In the end these idiots will get caught. I have a feeling a lot of them will be tied to big investment firms or even some of our governments. I cannot wait for these manipulators to go to prison for preying on little people.
Im ok with market cycles but not ok with them forcing it. It is not natural the way it is trading. The overall sentiment is Bullish it is being held down by manipulators so they can accumulate more and because of greed.
Bitcoin would be closer to 15k if it wasnt for the huge sell walls being placed at resistance levels everytime Bitcoin tries breaking through them. Thats pure manipulation forcing Bitcoin to not go above certain trend lines.
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U.S. Regulator Demands Trading Data From Bitcoin Exchanges in Manipulation Probe - CFTC frustrated by dispute over access to bitcoin trading data tied to futures pricing

CFTC has subpoenaed ItBit, Kraken, Bitstamp, and Coinbase for its investigation into market manipulation.
Original article: https://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-regulators-demand-trading-data-from-bitcoin-exchanges-in-manipulation-probe-1528492835
Archived because of paywall: https://archive.is/0Nbro
From the article:
WASHINGTON—Government investigators have demanded that several bitcoin exchanges hand over comprehensive trading data to assist a probe into whether manipulation is distorting prices in markets linked to the cryptocurrency, according to people familiar with the matter.
The investigation followed the launch of bitcoin futures on CME Group Inc.’s CME -0.45%▲ exchange six months ago. CME’s bitcoin futures derive their final value from prices at four bitcoin exchanges: Bitstamp, Coinbase, itBit and Kraken. Manipulative trading in those markets could skew the price of bitcoin futures that the government directly regulates.
CME, which launched bitcoin futures in December, asked the four exchanges to share reams of trading data after its first contract settled in January, people familiar with the matter said. But several of the exchanges declined to comply, arguing the request was intrusive, the people said. The exchanges ultimately provided some data, but only after CME limited its request to a few hours of activity, instead of a full day, and restricted to a few market participants, the people added.
The dispute frustrated CME’s regulator, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, these people said. In response, the commission subpoenaed the exchanges for the data. CFTC officials backed the launch of bitcoin futures, saying they viewed it as a risky but worthwhile project.
Jesse Powell of Kraken, jespow, is quoted:
Kraken Chief Executive Jesse Powell said in a statement Friday the CFTC’s “newly declared oversight” of bitcoin prices that drive futures “has the spot exchanges questioning the value and cost of their index participation.”
Mr. Powell said in an interview earlier this week that worries about bitcoin market manipulation were exaggerated.
“If there is any kind of attempted manipulation, whoever is doing it is taking a huge amount of risk for very little possible upside,” he said.
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Bitcoin Over The Counter OTC $100,000 minimum trading massive volume? Market Manipulation?

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U.S. Launches Criminal Probe into Bitcoin Price Manipulation - Justice Department opens investigation into illicit trading, working with CFTC, which oversees crypto futures [Bloomberg report]

Bloomberg is reporting that the U.S. Justice Department has launched "a criminal probe into whether traders are manipulating the price of Bitcoin and other digital currencies, dramatically ratcheting up U.S. scrutiny of red-hot markets that critics say are rife with misconduct, according to four people familiar with the matter."
Article URL: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-05-24/bitcoin-manipulation-is-said-to-be-focus-of-u-s-criminal-probe
Archived in case of paywall: https://archive.li/S1lfr
From the article:
The investigation is focused on illegal practices that can influence prices -- such as spoofing, or flooding the market with fake orders to trick other traders into buying or selling, said the people, who asked not to be identified because the review is private. Federal prosecutors are working with the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, a financial regulator that oversees derivatives tied to Bitcoin, the people said.
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Traders Colluding?
The illicit tactics that the Justice Department is looking into include spoofing and wash trading -- forms of cheating that regulators have spent years trying to root out of futures and equities markets, the people said. In spoofing, a trader submits a spate of orders and then cancels them once prices move in a desired direction. Wash trades involve a cheater trading with herself to give a false impression of market demand that lures other to dive in too. Coins prosecutors are examining include Bitcoin and Ether, the people said.
A Justice Department spokesman declined to comment and CFTC officials didn’t respond to requests for comment.
The investigation, which the people said is in its early stages, is the U.S.’s latest effort to crack down on an industry that was initially embraced by those who were distrustful of banks and government control over monetary policy.
(...)
Some market participants have alleged that crypto manipulation is rampant. Last year, a blogger flagged the actions of “Spoofy,” a nickname for a trader or group of traders that have allegedly placed $1 million orders without executing them.
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CFTC Demands Trading Data From Bitcoin Exchanges In Price Manipulation Probe

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Bitcoin [BTC]: Whale trading, not price manipulation is responsible for market’s wild volatility

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Bitcoin Exchanges Kraken, Poloniex To Be Scrutinized For Possible Insider Trading, Manipulation

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U.S. Regulator Demands Trading Data From Bitcoin Exchanges in Manipulation Probe

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U.S. regulators demand trading data from bitcoin exchanges in manipulation probe

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Bitwise Study Shows 95 of Bitcoin’s Trading Volume is Fake while Reserve's CEO Accuses Stablecoins of Manipulation

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Bitcoin Exchanges Kraken, Poloniex To Be Scrutinized For Possible Insider Trading, Manipulation

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U.S. Regulator Demands Trading Data From Bitcoin Exchanges in Manipulation Probe

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U.S. Regulator Demands Trading Data From Bitcoin Exchanges in Manipulation Probe

CFTC frustrated by dispute over access to bitcoin trading data tied to futures pricing
Government investigators have demanded that several bitcoin exchanges hand over comprehensive trading data to assist a probe into whether manipulation is distorting prices in markets linked to the cryptocurrency, according to people familiar with the matter.
The investigation followed the launch of bitcoin futures on CME Group Inc.’s exchange six months ago.
CME’s bitcoin futures derive their final value from prices at four bitcoin exchanges: Bitstamp, Coinbase, itBit and Kraken. Manipulative trading in those markets could skew the price of bitcoin futures that the government directly regulates.
CME, which launched bitcoin futures in December, asked the four exchanges to share reams of trading data after its first contract settled in January, people familiar with the matter said.
But several of the exchanges declined to comply, arguing the request was intrusive, the people said.
The exchanges ultimately provided some data, but only after CME limited its request to a few hours of activity, instead of a full day, and restricted to a few market participants, the people added.
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The investigation, in its early stages, shows how Washington is pressing virtual-currency exchanges that have resisted comprehensive government oversight.
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Investigators are looking for trading schemes that can be used to manipulate the price at which a cryptocurrency trades, the people said.
In one example, akin to a practice known as spoofing, a trader enters large orders with the intention of tricking others into thinking there had been a fundamental change in the supply and demand of bitcoin.
That might induce others to raise their prices to buy, which can allow the spoofer to sell at an artificially high price.
https://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-regulators-demand-trading-data-from-bitcoin-exchanges-in-manipulation-probe-1528492835
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A.I. Tracking Bitcoin Drop, Points to Manipulation - Goldman Not Trading

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Ben Sullins of Teslanomics on why he's investing in Bitcoin because TSLA stock is too volatile and trading on the stock market is too easily manipulated

Ben Sullins of Teslanomics on why he's investing in Bitcoin because TSLA stock is too volatile and trading on the stock market is too easily manipulated submitted by Apatomoose to Bitcoin [link] [comments]

A.I. Tracking Bitcoin Drop, Points to Manipulation - Goldman Not Trading Crypto

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Caution: Market Manipulation (DASH, Bitcoin, Ethereum Trading)

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Wall Street Journal: U.S. Regulator CFTC Demands Trading Data From Bitcoin Exchanges in Manipulation Probe

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U.S. Regulator Demands Trading Data From Bitcoin Exchanges in Manipulation Probe

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Why Bitcoin Is Trading Sideways - Is This Market Manipulation?

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