Spot market trades on Gate.io show signs of falsified numbers. Below are the distributions of leading, second, and third digits for the size of executed trades as compared to Benford’s law expected distributions. Evidence based on Benford’s law has been used by ACFE to discern naturally occurring statistical deviations from fraud.

First, second, third digit distribution of executed trade sizes on Gate.io, LTC spot market, Jan 2021. Source: NTerminal

Gate.io demonstrates a noticeable overuse of certain numbers, possibly indicating non-standard trading activity on the exchange. Recent order size distribution for various coins deviates from other markets and contradicts Benford’s law. It’s worth mentioning that these anomalous trading patterns have been observed across trading pairs listed on this exchange.

First, second, third digit distribution of executed trade sizes on Gate.io, EOS spot market, Jan 2021. Source: NTerminal

First, second, third digit distribution of executed trade sizes on Gate.io, DASH spot market, Jan 2021. Source: NTerminal