Investigation of possible Bitcoin price manipulation

The US Department of Justice has launched a criminal investigation into whether stockbrokers are manipulating the price of Bitcoin and other digital currencies, drastically increasing US control over markets that attract strong investment interest and which criticize criminals for their critics.

According to a Bloomberg report quoting four sources with knowledge of the subject, the research focuses on illegal practices that may affect prices, such as so-called “spoofing” – the flood of the market with false orders to conquer other stockbrokers in markets or sales .