OXT Research: PlusToken uses regulated exchanges to dump coins, typically OKEx and Huobi
A new report on the Ponzi PlusToken program shows that regulated exchanges are being used to dump coins, despite strict KYC verification rules.
Investigation company OXT Research has released the second version of its blockchain-intensive analysis of the PlusToken scam.
The report explains that the PlusToken Foundation usually moves from unmixed locations to the mixer. After mixing, the funds merged, and eventually distributed.
“About 80% of the mix coins have been distributed while there are still 33,872 BTC in the mix and 3,853 BTC in the distribution process. Thus, a total of 37,725 BTC has been mixed, but not yet distributed.”
About 1.3 billion dollars had been sold out in the last seven months. The report notes that distribution increases when the market is healthy and pauses when the market shows weakness. OXT found that nearly 70% of the total hoard has been distributed so far, which means that most of the PlusToken market effects have been almost passed.
A large number of coins stopped on OKEx. OKEx is a new and important destination that received nearly 50% of distribution in February. Huobi is also still one of the most important destinations.
ErgoBTC analyst pointed out an important aspect of the report – the use of exchanges is regulated to offload BTC profits, as opposed to OTC.
“Regulated KYC’d exchanges have been the main destination of these coins throughout the post-shutdown period. Despite the “right narratives” constructed by vested business interests, “OTC” has not been the preferred destination of these coins.”
Takeaway #1 – Regulated KYC’d exchanges have been the main destination of these coins throughout the post-shutdown period.
Despite the “right narratives” constructed by vested business interests, “OTC” has not been the preferred destination of these coins.
— Ergo ∴TxIDs Or It Didn’t Happen∴ (@ErgoBTC) March 11, 2020
Regulatory agencies around the globe have been pushing KYC and AML requirements for years, demonstrate the law as a method of fraud prevention. OKEx and Huobi both require KYC verification when withdrawing money.
PlusToken already moved more BTC on March 6
Data from several days ago shows that a significant amount of money has been transferred from wallets supposedly related to PlusToken.
ErgoBTC noted that on March 6, about 13,000 BTC were transferred to a money mixer.
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Less than 24 hours later, Bitcoin’s price has dropped from $ 9,200 to $ 8,850. After that, the Bitcoin price continued to fall further, down to the press price of $ 7,930. However, other experts explain that investors are flocking to more stable assets.
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