Blockchain investigator Lookonchain identified two crypto addresses that cumulatively made over $200,000 from Gains Network’s GNS token sales after it was listed on Binance.
Lookonchain said the first address bought 26,881 GNS tokens on 1Inch swap for $208,335 and sold it for a profit of $106,747 within a few hours after it was listed on Binance.
Another wallet accumulated $500,000 worth of GNS at an average price of $7.38. The wallet had started buying on Feb. 8 and had purchased more tokens 20 minutes before Binance’s announcement.
This wallet reportedly sold over 11,000 GNS tokens for $125,975 after the announcement, according to Lookonchain.
Binance was yet to respond to CryptoSlate’s request for comment as of press time.
Binance has a strict insider trading policy
Binance’s Chief Strategy Officer Patrick Hillman said the exchange has “an internal security team that monitors multiple platforms for possible employee trading activity, and it is a zero-tolerance policy.”
The statement further corroborates a previous one made by the exchange’s co-founder, He Yi. Yi said Binance employees aren’t “allowed to conduct personal short-term cryptocurrency transactions.” Yi added that the exchange workers, regardless of level, must hold their trading positions for at least 90 days before selling.
Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao has also repeatedly said the exchange would blacklist any project that says it would be listed on the platform.
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