Is there an automated way to discover the source of funds that were sent to a specific address?
Theory: The EOS team releases 2m EOS tokens every 23 hours. See https://eos.io/instructions for more details. About 20k ETH gets spend on those tokens every day. Nothing stops the team from buying their own tokens again with the same ETH they had received the previous day to pump the price, create an artificial market cap and to create the illusion that the tokens were distributed while they actually still have a very profitable monopoly over the network given it is a DPoS system.
This is probably not true and I am not implying anything or trying to spread any FUD as the team has a good reputation, but as a technical exercise, I would like to know how one will investigate such an accusation given that all transaction information should be publically available.