14 Korean Exchange to be Vulnerable

Test was ran by authorities from September to December 2018, covered exchanges on 85 criteria
11 January 2019   614

The authorities of South Korea summed up the results of checking 21 cryptocurrency exchanges for compliance with security requirements. According to its results, only seven sites - Upbit, Bithumb, Gopax, Korbit, Coinone, Hanbitco and Huobi Korea - received a positive conclusion from regulators, writes CoinDesk.

The test, which ran from September to December 2018, covered Bitcoin exchanges on 85 criteria. In particular, regulators were interested in administrative, network, system and operational security, as well as the presence of database backups and features of wallets management.

According to the Ministry of Economy and Finance, 14 trading platforms were recognized as “vulnerable to hacker attacks” due to “inadequate network security management.” At the same time, the regulator did not disclose the names of these platforms.

Fake Trading Share to Reach 68%, - FTX Global

This figure, however, is significantly lower than what Bitwise's report and the discrepancy is explained by the difference in methodology
04 July 2019   1186

The exchange of derivatives FTX Global and Alameda Research conducted a study that estimated the volumes of fictitious transactions (wash trades), presumably prevailing in many cryptocurrency exchanges.

The report says that 68.6% of trading volumes displayed by CoinMarketCap are fake. This figure, however, is significantly lower than what Bitwise Asset Management announced in March.

The discrepancy between the results in almost 30% of the authors of the new study is explained by the difference in methodology. So, FTX Global is sure that Bitwise used an too strict approach to data analysis, which is why a significant proportion of real trading volumes fell into the category of fake ones.

While our methods are not foolproof, we believe they paint the most accurate picture of the true nature of cryptocurrency trading volume that anyone has made publicly available as of yet.
 

FTX Global Team

The Alameda methodology involves verifying the authenticity of data on trading volumes on various exchanges based on six different parameters, including manual verification of information and comparison of order books.

FTX Global Website
FTX Global Website

In particular, the experts found out that some sites provided data on the volumes of foreign exchanges for their own, with a slight delay in time. Other platforms used more advanced techniques - for example, they introduced large fake volumes only against the background of many smaller orders, thus trying to hide the true state of affairs.

The main purpose of these tactics is to raise the platform higher in the CoinMarketCap rating, creating a false impression of its liquidity. It also sometimes allows for the ability to charge a higher listing fee.