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Binance refutes allegations of market manipulation by DWF Labs

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Binance Denies Allegations of Market Manipulation by DWF Labs

Binance Denies Allegations of Market Manipulation by DWF Labs

In a recent development, Binance has refuted the latest allegations of market manipulation involving DWF Labs. The accusations resurfaced when an anonymous source, claiming to be a former Binance insider, alleged that DWF Labs engaged in $300 million worth of wash trading in 2023. The Wall Street Journal reported on May 9 that Binance investigators had uncovered this activity.

However, Binance has firmly denied these reports. A spokesperson for the exchange stated, “Binance emphatically rejects any assertion that its market surveillance program has permitted market manipulation on our platform. We have a robust market surveillance framework that identifies and takes action against market abuse. Any users found breaching our terms of use are off-boarded; we do not tolerate market abuse.”

According to the WSJ report, DWF Labs manipulated the price of the Yield Guild Game (YGG) token and several other cryptocurrencies in 2023. Despite these claims, Binance maintains that its surveillance program would have detected such activities.

Furthermore, Binance has been actively banning traders suspected of market manipulation. The spokesperson revealed, “Over the last three years, we have offboarded nearly 355,000 users with a transaction volume of more than $2.5 trillion for violating our terms of use.”

Investigating potential market manipulation remains a top priority for Binance, the world’s largest exchange. The exchange’s spokesperson highlighted independent investigations that validate the effectiveness of their surveillance practices.

DWF Labs, a Web3 investment and market-making firm, first faced allegations of market manipulation in September 2023. Wintermute, an algorithmic trading firm and market maker, was among the first to accuse DWF Labs of engaging in such activities.

Andrei Grachev, the co-founder of DWF Labs, has vehemently denied these allegations. The situation continues to unfold as the crypto community closely monitors the developments surrounding these allegations.

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