What are crypto pump and dump groups? Are they legal?

What are crypto pump and dump groups? Are they legal?

Self-organized teams that support crypto scams on Discord or Telegram are not illegal in the crypto market except in regulated exchanges. Pump-and-dump operations, which fraudulently manipulate prices by disseminating false information, have existed in economic contexts since at least the 1700s. For instance, con artists with shares in the South Sea Company started making false statements about the business and its revenues in the beginning of the eighteenth century. The plan was to inflate the stock price artificially before selling it to uninformed consumers misled into thinking they....


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