concerns of wash trading surface


21 March 2023 13:27, UTC


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The way forward for the BLUR token appears to be turning unsure after a splendid efficiency after considerations about rising wash buying and selling on the Blur NFT market. At press time, BLUR/USD was buying and selling at $0.5574 after a 1.34% drop prior to now 24 hours.

Blur’s NFT market buying and selling exercise has elevated significantly over the previous 4 months making Blur topple the OpenSea NFT market which was on the prime for fairly an extended whereas.

Wash buying and selling on Blur NFT market tripled

Wash buying and selling manipulates the market and inflates the commerce quantity and worth of belongings when buyers, people, and establishments purchase and promote the identical belongings.

Based on a report by Dune, wash buying and selling on Blur has tripled over the previous month and presently equates to 34% of the entire buying and selling quantity on the NFT market. Moreover, Coingecko additionally reported that wash buying and selling quantity jumped 124% to $580 million in February from January’s buying and selling quantity of $250 million.

It’s potential that Blur customers offered NFTs to themselves utilizing a number of wallets after Blur’s loyalty program together with Airdrops amongst different incentives buying and selling actions. The customers are more than likely concentrating on factors for Airdrops.

Nevertheless, it’s price noting that even when the wash buying and selling quantity was adjusted, the Blur NFT market would nonetheless stay on the prime of the NFT market. When the wash buying and selling quantity is filtered, Blur’s share of the market dropped to 69% from 74% which is when the wash buying and selling quantity is included.

As of February 2023, the NFT wash buying and selling accounted for 23.4% of the adjusted buying and selling quantity. Nevertheless, though that is nonetheless a excessive determine, it’s fairly an enchancment in comparison with January 2022 when wash buying and selling was about 67%.

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