Charlie Lee, the founder of Litecoin, made the first statement regarding the news that Walmart will accept Litecoin payments, which emerged yesterday, found its place in leading media outlets and was shared on Litecoin’s approved Twitter account.
“We really screwed up this time”
“We understand how important our use of Twitter is,” Lee told Bloomberg TV. From now on, we will do the necessary checks before tweeting.” said. Lee also stated that he only has 20 LTCs or less, so there is no incentive to make a false announcement. Describing the events as “an unfortunate event”, the Litecoin founder said, “We try not to tweet fake news, this time we really screwed up.” used the phrases.
Cryptocurrencies, especially Litecoin, experienced a rapid rise with the effect of Walmart news, which was later understood to be fake. Litecoin saw $ 240 from $ 170, while Bitcoin rose from $ 44 thousand to $ 47 thousand. With the hard sale that followed, Bitcoin fell to $ 43 thousand 400 and Litecoin fell to $ 170 again.
On the other hand, in the statement made by Global News Wire, where the news started to spread, it was stated that a comprehensive investigation will be carried out with the authorities and verification steps have been developed. Global News Wire reported, “This is an exceptional event that has never occurred before.” said.
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