The office has launched a criminal investigation to identify the illegal actions of traders and investors. The Ministry of justice works together with the CFTC.
Bloomberg, citing four anonymous sources reports that the US government finds out if the participants of the cryptocurrency market to manipulate the value of bitcoin and other digital currencies.
The Ministry of justice of the United States began a criminal investigation to determine the role of traders and investors in the cryptocurrency. Agency staff should identify illegal practices used by the attackers to manipulate the market of digital currencies.
According to the Ministry of justice, the users with the help of special methods can deceive traders and persuade them to purchase cryptocurrency. In addition, Agency staff learn a fictitious transaction, creating the impression of active trading.
It is known that the Ministry of justice carries out inspections in conjunction with the Commission on commodity futures trading (CFTC).
According to experts, at the moment there is the possibility of using illegal methods, because there is no adequate regulation.
The Ministry of justice and the CFTC official comments have not given.
Note that after the announcement of the investigation, the bitcoin price fell markedly, dropping to $7 300.