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May 28, 2018, 02:19:33 AM
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I researched those two terms but I got some different , yet hard to understand answers/ opinions on this topic.

I would like to know how they can do those two things and how dangerous they can be for prices, and if there is a solution for it . 
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May 28, 2018, 02:47:15 AM
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DataDash(YouTuber) made a video about this exact topic a few days ago. Take a look at it. Video is really really well done.

"How Markets are Manipulated" | Crypto: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=If8ZM8GkThg

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May 28, 2018, 12:47:05 PM
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I'll try going for a quick tldr;

Wash trading, in the traditional sense, is buying stocks through one broker and selling through another in an attempt to create fake trading volume. This is also applicable in crypto, and is bad because it fools other people into thinking the market is more active than it actually is. The manipulator can cause others to make bad investments, and at the same time, sell his holdings higher at the expense of other people.

Spoofing is creating buy orders only to cancel them. Done on a scale large enough, a manipulator can raise prices with ease and take advantage of it by selling.

As for solutions, they're being kept in check in traditional markets through trading regulations. Regulators could probably force exchanges to comply with anti-manipulation practices in the future.

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