Nov 5 (Reuters) – Kroger Co (KR.N) mentioned on Friday a press launch saying it will settle for “bitcoin money” this vacation season is fraudulent, turning into the second main retailer in current weeks to be ensnared in a crypto hoax.
The discharge appeared on Kroger’s investor relations web page, and was later deleted. The corporate didn’t instantly reply to questions on how the discharge made it to its web site.
Kroger has not launched an official assertion.
The discharge additionally appeared on PR Newswire. The information launch distributor didn’t reply to a request for remark.
Bitcoin costs turned barely detrimental after Kroger mentioned the discharge was pretend.
Bitcoin Money is a fork of bitcoin’s underlying software program code shaped in 2017, and was an initiative headed by a small group of largely China-based bitcoin miners. (https://reut.rs/3bL8MNO)
Walmart Inc (WMT.N) was topic to a cryptocurrency hoax in September when a pretend press launch was printed asserting a partnership between the world’s largest retailer and litecoin. The information had briefly despatched costs of the little identified cryptocurrency surging. read more
Reporting by Uday Sampath in Bengaluru; Modifying by Krishna Chandra Eluri and Bernard Orr
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