Le prix du Bitcoin grimpe puis chute après que le compte Twitter/X piraté de la SEC ait diffusé de fausses nouvelles

Bitcoin: Price fluctuation following a fraudulent tweet from the hacked SEC account

In a surprising episode that briefly set the cryptocurrency world alight, the price of Bitcoin experienced a meteoric rise, propelled by a supposedly official announcement that turned out to be the result of cyber manipulation. Last Tuesday, euphoria gripped the crypto community when a message posted on the **Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)** Twitter/X account suggested the long-awaited approval of the funds Bitcoin exchange traded funds (ETFs). However, this euphoria quickly dissipated, revealing the underside of a cybernetic ruse.

Buoyed by this false announcement, the value of Bitcoin climbed, reaching almost $48,000, a remarkable jump illustrating the intrinsic volatility of this market. The fraudulent message, purportedly quoting Gary Gensler, Chairman of the SEC, claimed that the organization had authorized the listing of Bitcoin ETFs, under the seal of reinforced supervision for the protection of investors. However, the respite was short-lived. About fifteen minutes later, the real Gary Gensler stepped up to announce that the SEC’s Twitter account had been compromised, and that no approval of Bitcoin ETFs had been granted. It turned out that the perpetrators of this stunt were none other than cyberhackers.

The official correction, although rapid, did not prevent a notable decline in the value of Bitcoin, once again highlighting the risks posed by information manipulation in the volatile ecosphere of cryptocurrencies. For its part, the SEC confirmed that the account had suffered unauthorized activity due to a security breach.

**ETFs**, for those wondering, are financial instruments that allow groups of securities to be traded on stock markets as if they were single shares. The approval of a Bitcoin ETF by the SEC would represent a momentous milestone for the recognition and integration of the cryptocurrency into the traditional financial system, providing investors with a new avenue to commit funds to the crypto space.

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This false alarm is not without precedent. The recent past has seen similar cases where erroneous or falsified information momentarily shook the Bitcoin market. These incidents highlight the fragility of an ecosystem financed by trust and information, and where the speed of digital communication can serve as much as harm.

The incident also raises questions about the security of official communications channels. The SEC Twitter account was, at that time, lacking an additional layer of security – two-factor authentication, which, although it had become a recommended security standard, was not enabled on the compromised account.

This recent development, although a bit theatrical, reiterates the importance for investors and crypto market observers to keep a critical and informed eye on sources of information, especially in an area so influenced by news. As regulators and social media platforms strengthen their security and verification measures, the narrative around Bitcoin continues to be as dynamic and unpredictable as ever.