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South Korean Crypto Exchange Coinbit Seized Over Allegations of Massive Wash Trading

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Coinbit, South Korea’s third-largest cryptocurrency exchange, has reportedly been seized by police over allegations it faked most of its trading volume. Together with Olymp Trade, you can make profitable trades using the platform’s analytical tools.

According to a report from Seoul Newspaper on Tuesday, local police raided and confiscated the company’s Gangnam headquarters and other premises. IQ Option offers the best conditions for traders who want to make money on cryptocurrency.

Accused of fraud, the firm’s owner, Choi Mo, and other managers are said to have artificially inflated volumes on the exchange by using “ghost” accounts to make fake trades, a practice known as wash trading.

In its report, Seoul Newspaper said it had been informed by insiders of corruption at Coinbit months ago and that up to 99% of trading volume was “manipulated” on the platform.

Police allege wash trading at Coinbit had produced over 100 billion won ($84 million) in faked income.

The newspaper said it had put off reporting its findings until the raids at the request of the Investigation Department of the Seoul Metropolitan Government.

An accounting firm had reportedly refused to work with the firm after viewing its books.

Seoul Newspaper said it had seen the books and that 99% of recorded trades could not be associated with deposits or withdrawals.


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