Market manipulation was key factor in Bitcoin s bull run, researchers say

Get the Full StoryAccording to a new paper by University of Texas finance professor John Griffin, and graduate student Amin Shams, Bitcoin s price may have been artificially inflated in its run-up last December to nearly 20,000 per coin. It was just seven months ago that some of the internet s most insufferable assholes told anyone that would listen about the newest force in the global currency market. It was a coin, made of digital 1 s and 0 s, that would disrupt the very idea of currency, a project so revolutionary that we d all be rich, if only we had the resolve to HODL. And some… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Bitcoin