CoinDesk journalist Zach Voell decided to make a joke about the community in a rather original way, spreading fake news about the transfer of 65,091 BTC (more than 500 million) from the Trezor wallet, allegedly belonging to the DPRK leader Kim Jong-un.
He designed his account in the style of the popular Twitter service Whale Alert, announcing a major transfer to the Coinbase exchange on behalf of Kim Jong-un.
Later, when the record was distributed on the network and in a number of media, Voell deleted the post according to the journalist, he was surprised that many publications generally took the tweet seriously.
I deleted the "whale alert" tweet so people stop asking me for a tx hash and because some crypto media outlets are still taking it seriously.— Zack Voell (@zackvoell) April 26, 2020
The stupidity in this industry is just incredible. https://t.co/4tmikGahDy pic.twitter.com/pP2uEdBr3U
According to one of the commentators under the pseudonym @zndtoshi, Zach should not have deleted the tweet. In his opinion, it is necessary that people sell and lose money so that they buy on highs. Maybe then they will grow a pair of brain cells in order not to trust, but to check, and another pair of brain cells to have a little sense of humor.
The fate of bitcoins, which are allegedly at the disposal of the North Korean authorities, in the case of the death of Kim Jong-un worries many.
Last week, news of the death of the head of the DPRK was circulated in the media. In North Korea, information is denied, but Kim Jong-un himself has not appeared in public for a long time.