Crypto Exchange Volume Being Falsified

“Slippage” is a measure of the liquidity of digital assets by selling $50,000 worth of each asset across various exchanges to see the effect of the sales on the price of the asset.

It was used by crypto trader Sylvain Ribes to test whether the crypt currency exchanges are posting actual volume.

While he thought there might be some artificial volume inflation, he was surprised by “the magnitude of the fraud” among the exchanges.

Ribes’ conclusion: “OKex, #1 exchange rated by volume, is the main offender with up to 93% of its volume being nonexistent.”and “By my reckoning, over $3 billion dollars of daily volume is nonexistent.”

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