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DWF Labs refutes allegations of $300 million wash trading on Binance in the previous year


DWF Labs Denies Allegations of $300 Million Wash Trading on Binance in 2023

The crypto trading and market-making firm DWF Labs has vehemently denied allegations of engaging in $300 million of wash trading on Binance in 2023. In a statement released on their Telegram channel, DWF Labs refuted the claims, stating that they believe the accusations are unfounded and do not accurately represent their ethical business practices.

The Wall Street Journal had previously reported that Binance had uncovered evidence of market manipulation on the exchange, leading to the recommendation of removing several hundred users for violating the terms of use. The surveillance team at Binance alleged that DWF Labs had manipulated the price of the YGG token and other tokens, as well as conducted over $300 million of wash trades in the same year.

Binance launched an investigation into these claims but ultimately found insufficient evidence to support the allegations. The exchange fired the head of the surveillance team and rejected the request to remove DWF Labs as a client.

In response to the allegations, a Binance spokesperson stated that the exchange has a robust market surveillance framework in place to identify and take action against market abuse. They emphasized that any users found to be in breach of their terms of use are promptly removed from the platform.

The article also referenced previous reporting by The Block, which claimed that DWF Labs offered clients the ability to inflate token prices and create artificial volume. Binance stated that they were unaware of such documents and found the allegations concerning.

Binance further disclosed that they have off-boarded nearly 355,000 users with a combined trading volume of $2.5 trillion for platform violations over the last three years.

It is important to note that The Block is an independent media outlet, and Foresight Ventures is a majority investor as of November 2023. The Block continues to operate independently to provide objective and timely information about the crypto industry.


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