A huge advertisement of bitcoin is displayed near Shibuya train station in Tokyo.  Photo: AP

US justice department starts criminal probe into possible manipulation of bitcoin price

The US investigation is said to be focused on illegal practices that can influence prices – such as spoofing, or flooding the market with fake orders to trick other traders into buying or selling

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A huge advertisement of bitcoin is displayed near Shibuya train station in Tokyo.  Photo: AP
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