New York based machine learning powered trade surveillance for digital assets has raised $3m in Seed funding from Hanaco Ventures.
Accordingly, both regulators and market leaders are seeking effective ways to strengthen market integrity. In November, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Jay Clayton stated the agency wishes to see effective market surveillance solutions to become comfortable approving Bitcoin ETFs. In a recent interview, Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss, owners of leading exchange Gemini Trust Company, underlined “more market surveillance… against manipulative behavior” as a strategic priority for regulators and therefore the industry at large. In the United States, the SEC and FINRA have indicated that digital assets will be an inspection priority in 2019 and Congress is currently reviewing a bill meant to combat digital asset market manipulation. Towards the end of 2018 a number of American digital asset firms were indicted for fraud and reports suggest hundreds of firms in the space are being investigated.