CoinDesk BPI Spike Caused By LakeBTC Price Ticker Error

CoinDesk BPI Spike Caused By LakeBTC Price Ticker Error

LakeBTC has confirmed it has patched its system to stop this problem from happening again. UPDATE (28th October, 10:00 GMT): Information about a second data error lasting seven minutes on 27th October was added. The CoinDesk BPI spiked this weekend due to an error in the data reported by the LakeBTC exchange. From 09:18 UTC to 12:24 UTC on 26th October, LakeBTC's price ticker reported a bid value of $1,000. Immediately prior to this, the value was $351.34. A LakeBTC data caching issue caused its price ticker to show an erroneous, high, bid value. "We thought it was the trades but the trade....


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