Crypto Trading Investigation: A Deeper Look at Chainlink (LINK)

Executive Summary

Disclaimer

Chainlink (LINK)

Transaction Analysis

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LINK Price Action; CoinMarketCap
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Figure 3 — Dated histogram of total successful unique transactions.
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Figure 4 — Dated histogram of total failed transactions.
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Figure 5 — Dated histogram of successful transaction volume.
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Figure 6 — Dated histogram of failed transaction volume.

What is Pump and Dump?

Masking Techniques: Exploiting the ‘Coinbase Effect’

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Figure 8Graphistry;Transaction Map for June 26–30th
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Figure 9Graphistry; Group 101, Group 102, jump addresses, and the Binance exchange.

Address Analysis and Exchange Distribution

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Transaction Flow Analysis: Mechanism of Action

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Figure 17 Graphistry; Group 201, a holding wallet, and jumps to Binance

Implications

Conclusion

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