The media giant Bloomberg’s news update on Tether being subpoenaed by US authorities led to panic and sharp fall in bitcoin prices as well as that of other currency. The news which is actually two months old was published by Bloomberg earlier during the day.
The news on Tether is actually two month’s old
Subpoenas were sent on Dec. 6, 2017 to virtual-currency venue Bitfinex and Tether, a company that issues a widely traded coin and claims it’s pegged to the dollar by the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission. Here is a screen shot from actual article published earlier during the day. The article was titled “U.S. Regulators Subpoena Crypto Exchange Bitfinex, Tether”, which raises questions over the involvement of Bloomberg is spreading a well thought FUD.
The news resurfaced again in major media channels today leading to a panic situation among traders triggering panic selling. At a point when cryptocurrency market is experiencing continuous resistance from governments all across the globe a news of this kind was bound to affect the market prices.
The title “U.S. Regulators Subpoena Crypto Exchange Bitfinex, Tether”
The title of the article published during the day raises a lot of questions especially why a two month old news is published as an update at a moment when cryptocurrency market is very sensitive. What was Bloomberg actually doing?
Well, the cryptocurrency market took a hit from this news as major media channels followed the same news.
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