The post by crypto media outlet CoinTelegraph was based on a faked screenshot of what appeared to be the Bloomberg Terminal. The post quickly propagated through the crypto world before people began to question its veracity. CoinTelegraph later issued an apology, blaming the incident on a failure by employees to follow the normal editorial approval process.
This adds to the list of incidents that illustrate the extent to which false reporting by traditional or crypto media, or by influential personalities, can move crypto markets. Past incidents have included a crypto Twitter personality tweeting the false rumor that Interpol had issued a red notice for Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao, and two instances of token price spikes based on false press releases claiming major corporations would accept the tokens as payment.