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One of the US’s leading crypto-currency exchanges is carrying out an insider trading investigation.  Coinbase fears its own workers may have exploited its move into Bitcoin Cash – a spin-off of the original Bitcoin.  The San Francisco-based firm announced the move after Bitcoin Cash’s price jumped.  Coinbase began letting its users buy, sell, send and receive Bitcoin Cash on Tuesday in a surprise decision but has temporarily suspended trade.

Source: BBC Technology News

Date: December 20th, 2017

Link: http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-42425857

Discussion

1) How does insider trading in a crypto-currency work?

2) The article says that there will be an investigation into insider trading.  Isn’t part of the whole point of a crypto-currency to have anonymity?  How will they investigation?

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