• Aptos (APT) has seen its price increase by 400% over the last month, making it one of the best-performing cryptocurrencies in January.
• Experts have argued that the market is being manipulated due to the high trading volume seen on South Korean exchange Upbit.
• Traders should proceed with caution when investing in APT, as its price may be subject to sudden and significant price swings.
The cryptocurrency market has been relatively quiet over the past couple of months, with most coins seeing little to no movements. However, Aptos (APT) has been bucking the trend, with its price increasing by up to 400% over the course of the last month, making it the cryptocurrency that has performed the best so far in January.
This massive price spike has gained the distinction of being Twitter’s most reviled cryptocurrency pump, with many experts weighing in on the matter. According to Ran Neuner, a cryptocurrency expert and influencer, the manipulated nature of the APT trading volume on the South Korean exchange Upbit is a clear indicator that traders are manipulating the market.
Coingecko data has revealed that the APT/KRW trading pair on Upbit is responsible for more than 73% of the total amount of trading activity involving the coin. At the same time, the trading volume on Upbit has crossed $611 million, while the APT/USDT pair on Binance is staying at $327 million. This discrepancy has led experts to form the opinion that trading activity should not be trusted, as it is likely being driven by market manipulation.
Unfortunately, Aptos‘ price is difficult to forecast since there are currently no stable fundamentals supporting the currency. Moreover, the coin has an extremely limited quantity that is in circulation. This means that traders should proceed with caution when investing in APT, as its price may be subject to sudden and significant price swings.