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Regulatory Action Against Mango Markets Exploiter Is a Success For DeFi — Moody’s


SEC and CFTC taking action Against the Alleged fraudster show that DeFi is becoming a “safer and really welcoming environment,” according to FICO score firm Moody’s.


Recent charges brought against Mango Markets exploiter Avraham Eisenberg will decidedly affect the decentralized finance (DeFi) space, according to FICO score firm Moody’s.

In a Jan.Despite a note from Moody’s Investor Service on January 31, AVP of decentralized finance Cristiano Ventricelli said that the two leading US authorities have taken steps to enforce the sanctions. Market Regulators in January imply that DeFi is moving towards a “safer and seriously welcoming environment.”

“The fact that both the SEC and CFTC took action against market manipulation by an alleged rogue trader is a credit positive for the industry overall.

Ventricelli said that these steps could “improve oversight of the DeFi industry,” which has traditionally been a difficult area to control due to a lack of clarity regarding open-source protocols.

On Jan. 20, the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filed charges against the alleged market manipulator, while the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) filed charges against Eisenberg on Jan. 9.

Ventricelli had offered a similar remark on Jan. 26 according to a tweet from Moody’s Twitter page yet carefully described the situation in the Jan. 31 note.


The report recommended that DeFi is “presently not a dead zone,” alluding to Christine Lagarde, Leader of the European Central Bank discourse to the European parliament in June 2022, where she contended that Europe’s crypto legislation, Markets in Crypto-Assets (MiCA), should be “extended” to include a framework for decentralized finance.

Ventricelli recommended that this safer environment could prompt more extensive adoption among institutional investors “like banks,” as well as retail investors.

CFTC’s filing alleged that Eisenberg “engaged in a manipulative and misleading plan to artificially inflate the price of trades offered by Mango Markets.”

While the SEC’s head of crypto assets and digital unit, David Hirsch alleged in its filing that Eisenberg actions “left the platform at a shortfall” when the security price got back to its pre-manipulation level.

The company behind Mango Markets filed a lawsuit. 25,requesting $47 million in damages plus interest over allegedly exploiting the platform in October 2022.

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