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Kroger Refutes Press Release Claiming Grocer Will Accept Bitcoin

  • Reuters, Sunday, November 7, 2021 2:48 PM

Kroger is investigating a fake press release claiming the grocer would accept bitcoin cryptocurrency at its stores this holiday season. The company is the second major retailer in recent weeks to get entangled in a crypto hoax. The release appeared on Kroger's investor relations page and was later deleted. “The company said the page, which gets automatically updated, receives a direct feed from PR Newswire, where the fake release also appeared,” per Reuters. 

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