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Crypto Exchanges are Going to Face the Risk of Getting Manipulated, According to the Attorney General of New York

Barbara Underwood

Barbara Underwood, the Attorney General of New York State, has published a new report on 18th of September which states that numerous cryptocurrency exchanges have been plagued by penetrating conflicts of interest, surveillance based on poor market and most importantly the undermining security of people who invest in cryptocurrency. The office of Attorney general has said that the three of the major cryptocurrency exchanges referred  to the Financial Services Department of the State (NYDFS) may have violated virtual currency regulations of New York.

The Virtual Markets Integrity Initiative Report has revealed that, Binance, and Kraken are the cryptocurrency exchanges which may violate cryptocurrency regulations of the state. The reports have shown the details which draw a lot of concerns which were initially lifted by the OAG regarding the operations of significant cryptocurrency exchange platforms.

The report has depicted the results of a new initiative that was launched back in April, “Virtual Markets Integrity Initiative,” when the new Attorney General of New York, Eric T. Schneiderman reportedly sent letters to a sum of thirteen cryptocurrency exchange platforms by requesting their operational information, the internal control, and several other vital issues.

The move had been taken with the aim of providing a better understanding to the investors about the protections and risks associated with the cryptocurrency trading platforms, to gain transparency.

The report says “[Virtual] asset trading platforms now in operation have not registered under state or federal securities or commodities laws…. Nor have they implemented common standards for security, internal controls, market surveillance protocols, disclosures, or other investor and consumer protections. Accordingly, customers of virtual asset trading platforms face significant risks.”

The report gave a proper insight into the potential insider trading as well as market manipulation at every single exchange along with the pervasiveness of the algorithmic and automated trading. To maintain liquidity, many companies according to the report sell and buy the cryptocurrencies on their own exchanges.


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