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Table 1 Comparison of traditional and crypto pump-and-dump schemes

From: To the moon: defining and detecting cryptocurrency pump-and-dumps

  Traditional Crypto
Target Low market cap Low market cap
Low volume Low volume
Low price Low price
Lack of reliable information Lack of reliable information
Tactic Misinformation Real-time misinformation
Privately organised (smaller scale) Public or private group scams (larger scale)
Timescale Medium (days to weeks) Short (minutes to hours)