Bitcoin Ponzi Scheme That Keeps Dumping BTC Blamed for Bearish Price Action

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    PlusToken could be the real reason why the BTC price continues to bleed

South Korean Bitcoin scam PlusToken could be responsible for Bitcoin's bearish price action, according to market expert Jacob Canfield. 

Canfield states that technical analysis (TA) is not reliable when bad actors who operated one of the biggest Ponzi scams in history keep dumping BTC on the open market.      

 

PlusToken

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The biggest crypto scam

The modus operandi of PlusToken was rather simple -- they offered their clients interest for storing coins on their platform. They promised to share part of their revenue that comes from exchange profit and mining. 

Of course, none of this was true. PlusToken allegedly stole around $2.9 bln in digital assets from its investors, according to a report published by blockchain sleuth CipherTrace.

Considering the scope of this scam, it could give BitConnect a run for its money.

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More pain in sight  

While some of the members of the PlusToken team were apprehended by Chinese police back in June, there are still those who keep selling their BTC holdings. Notably, the Bitcoin price crashed just days after the police raid.  

The ominous scam is rumored to control about one percent of BTC's total circulating supply, which means that there will be more selling pressure. 

At press time, Bitcoin is changing hands at $7,142, CoinStats data shows. It is down two percent, which conveniently came after a new selling spree initiated by PlusToken fraudsters.  

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About the author

Alex Dovbnya (aka AlexMorris) is a cryptocurrency expert, trader and journalist with extensive experience of covering everything related to the burgeoning industry — from price analysis to Blockchain disruption. Alex authored more than 1,000 stories for U.Today, CryptoComes and other fintech media outlets. He’s particularly interested in regulatory trends around the globe that are shaping the future of digital assets.

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