Thursday, May 24, 2018

U.S. Launches Criminal Probe into Bitcoin Price Manipulation

This is one of those stories based on people "familiar with the matter" so I would take this with a grain of salt.

The Justice Department has opened 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.