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关于PlusToken'Scammers'的Chainalysis报告因周一的加密货币抛售而备受指责

2019-12-17 13:59

随着比特币和以太币价格跌至技术上的重要水平以下,一些交易员表示,暴跌的原因是一份有关据称为“巨猫”(PlusToken)的庞氏骗局的报告引发的担忧。


这次下滑开始于周一协调时间18:28。根据Coinbase的数据,在短短七分钟内,比特币下跌了4%,从7,085美元跌至6,800美元。在此期间,ether受到了更大的冲击,从140美元降至130美元,下降了7%。自11月25日加密市场遭遇短暂抛售以来,这两家公司都没有见过如此低的股价。


在几乎没有消息传出的情况下,市场至少找到了一个罪魁祸首:chain的最新报告,该报告在当天将近四个半小时前发布,称2万比特币(现在价值1.37亿美元)和79万伊特币(现在价值1.02亿美元)仍可能由PlusToken“scammers”控制。


此外,chain称,与PlusToken有关的个人已经清算了1.85亿美元被盗的比特币。


与PlusToken有关的6人被逮捕,并从瓦努阿图引渡到中国。中国政府称该公司在瓦努阿图经营庞氏骗局。chain表示,它能够追踪到从受害者那里窃取的20亿美元加密货币,其中很多流向了其他“投资者”——这是传统金字塔骗局的一个标志。


逮捕行动发生在比特币达到2019年12575.90美元峰值的一周多一点之前。从那以后,代表该行业总市值最大份额的加密货币开始下滑。虽然chain并没有明确表示,与plustokon有关的账户的清算导致了比特币价格的下跌,但区块链取证公司愿意声称,“这些现金流导致了比特币价格的波动性增加,而且它们与比特币价格下跌有显著的相关性。”


一家场外交易的加密货币经纪公司的一名交易员将周一比特币的大幅下跌归因于投资者的不安情绪,他们担心,普鲁斯塔肯的非法比特币和以太将进一步涌入市场。


他告诉CoinDesk:“《链分析邮报》可能与此有关,让参与者产生了一点恐惧。”他很快补充道:“这不是新闻。我不确定为什么这个故事推动了市场。人们在Twitter上看到东西,然后得出自己的结论。很大程度上是狗摇尾巴。”

 

As bitcoin and ether prices fell below technically significant levels, some traders are citing fear emanating from a report about the alleged PlusToken Ponzi scheme as the reason for the plunge.

The slide began at 18:28 UTC on Monday. In just seven minutes, bitcoin slipped 4 percent, to $6,800 from $7,085 according to data from Coinbase. In that time, ether took a bigger hit, dropping 7 percent from $140 to $130. Neither had seen such lows since Nov. 25, when the crypto markets suffered a temporary selloff.

With little news to go on, the markets found at least one culprit: Chainalysis’ new report, published nearly four and a half hours earlier in the day, saying 20,000 BTC (now worth $137 million) and 790,000 ETH (now worth $102 million) remain likely controlled by PlusToken “scammers.”

Further, Chainalysis claims $185 million in stolen bitcoin have already been liquidated by individuals related to PlusToken.

Six people tied to PlusToken were arrested and extradited to China from Vanuatu, where Beijing claimed the company operated a Ponzi scheme. Chainalysis said it was able to track down $2 billion in cryptocurrencies taken from victims, with a lot of that going to other “investors” – a hallmark of traditional pyramid schemes.

The arrests occurred a little more than a week before bitcoin reached its 2019 peak of $12,575.90. Since then, the cryptocurrency, which represents the lion’s share of the sector’s overall market cap, has drifted downward. While Chainalysis wouldn’t say for certain that liquidations from PlusToken-related accounts sunk bitcoin’s price, the blockchain forensics firm was willing to claim “that those cashouts cause increased volatility in Bitcoin’s price, and that they correlate significantly with Bitcoin price drops.”

A trader at an over-the-counter cryptocurrency broker attributed Monday’s steep decline to jitters that more of PlusToken’s ill-gotten bitcoin and ether was going to flood the market.

“This [Chainalysis post] may have something to do with it, driving a little bit of fear among participants,” he told CoinDesk, quickly adding: “It’s not news. I’m not sure why that story is driving the market. People see stuff on Twitter and make their own conclusions. It’s largely the tail wagging the dog.”

原作者: Lawrence Lewitinn 来自: coindesk