CTO of EOS startup Block.one Dan Larimer angered the Chinese community with his statements aboutcoronavirus. This could be one of the reasons for the sharp drop in the price of the coin, writes 8btc.
«China placed 98 people under house arrest in an attempt to save two (mortality rate from coronavirus is 2%)», —Larimer wrote.
The tweet itself was posted on February 10, but it was widely circulated in China on February 15 after it was translated into Chinese. At the same time, the price of EOS began to fall sharply.
It is worth noting that not only EOS, but also many other digital assets showed a decline.
Larimer later deleted the tweet, apologized and stated that his statement was interpreted incorrectly.</p>
Recall, the head of the Binance exchange, Changpeng Zhao, said his company would provide 10 million yuan (about $ 1.5 million) to help victims of the coronavirus outbreak in China.