Kroger says press release announcing acceptance of bitcoin cash is fake

Nov 5 (Reuters) – Kroger Co (KR.N) is looking into the publication of a fake press release, claiming the acceptance of bitcoin cash at its stores, the grocer said on Friday, after becoming the second major retailer in recent weeks to get entangled in a crypto hoax.The release, which said the grocer would accept the cryptocurrency this holiday season, 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 (PRN), where the fake release also appeared.”This communication was fraudulent and is unfounded …
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