Crypto Insider Trading Is Common in DeFi, Solidus Study Finds – Bloomberg

Insider trading is rife in a popular corner of the cryptocurrency market.

So says Solidus Labs, a New York-based company that specializes in ways to monitor suspicious crypto transactions. Its founders include Asaf Meir and Praveen Kumar, two former employees of Goldman Sachs Group Inc.’s trading-technology operations.

In a study that focused on data going back to January 2021, the firm says it found suspected insider trading involving 56% of ERC-20 tokens around the time they were first listed on three top centralized crypto exchanges. ERC-20s are the most popular type of Ethereum-related tokens.

Source: Crypto Insider Trading Is Common in DeFi, Solidus Study Finds – Bloomberg