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Meet the ICO Pumper Who Makes His Living Manipulating Crypto Markets

In this excerpt from our exclusive interview with Alexey Andryunin the Russian trader talks about the origins of his business.

Aug 5, 2019 at 4:00 a.m. UTC
Updated Sep 13, 2021 at 11:17 a.m. UTC

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rKBOeYSgyQA&feature=youtu.be

How do you get into the business of market manipulation? It’s easy if you try.

Alexey Andryunin, a 20-year old college student from Moscow, became a sensation after he quite openly told CoinDesk how his company was helping little-known token projects get traction via inflated trading volumes.

You can watch the full interview here.

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