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DWF Labs Denies Market Manipulation Allegations: “It’s Easily Driven By People”

source-logo  news.coincu.com 19 September 2023 09:57, UTC
DWF Labs has attracted attention for its investment activities in the secondary market. With an average of five project investments per month, it has established a significant presence in the currency circle. However, some skeptics question the true nature of these investments, raising concerns that they may be more focused on market-making rather than providing genuine support to projects.

Although three currencies, namely YGG, DODO, and C98, have experienced price fluctuations, there is currently no direct evidence linking DWF Labs to these movements. Nonetheless, the wallet addresses associated with DWF Labs exhibit unique characteristics, leading to suspicions among institutions and investors regarding potential market-making behavior.

The CYBER incident further brought DWF Labs into the spotlight, as it triggered significant market fluctuations and dissatisfaction within the community. Critics argue that these alleged market manipulations by DWF Labs could potentially damage the reputation of the entire cryptocurrency industry and invite stricter regulatory scrutiny.

In a recent interview with BlockBeats, Andrei Grachev, co-founder of DWF Labs, strongly emphasized that the company plays no role in market manipulation. He attributes price fluctuations to the inherent dynamics of the market, driven by people’s responses to potential profitability.

We are not involved in any manipulation. When people see some sign that this asset might be profitable, they’re going to rush into it, and the liquidity in the market isn’t as good as it was a year ago, and it’s easily driven by people, by the market itself. Of course we have the futures market and for us that is our tool for hedging our positions and our trading club, we are completely different from directional traders.

Andrei Grachev said in the interview

Wintermute, another market maker, has previously criticized DWF Labs for its alleged market manipulation practices. Wintermute has argued that many individuals in the industry prioritize manipulating the market rather than providing liquidity for the healthy development of the market. Additionally, Wintermute has accused DWF Labs of falsely classifying over-the-counter transactions as investments.

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