- Until the evening of June 22, the majority chose the option “no”
- Yesterday there was information that fragments of a bathyscaphe were found
- After that, the situation on the market changed, and the “yes” option began to prevail.
- In total, more than $800,000 were placed on this position.
On Sunday, June 18, the Titan submersible from OceanGate stopped communicating. On board the device were five people who went on an expedition to the crash site of the Titanic liner.
The submarine was provided with a supply of oxygen for 96 hours. On the night of June 23, information was received that the US Coast Guard discovered bathyscaphe fragments.
Apparently, the disaster occurred due to extremely high pressure. The device was not designed to work in such conditions.
The incident caused a significant resonance in the world. Several countries took part in the mission to search for the submarine. But at the same time, the loss, and later the collapse of the device, was “overgrown” with many theories, rumors, memes, and, as it turned out, served as an opportunity to earn money.
The Polymarket platform, which accepts bets on the forecast of this or that event in cryptocurrency, noted the increased interest of the audience in the Titan incident.
Until the evening of June 22, traders actively put money that the submarine will not be found. But the forecast changed dramatically after the news about the discovery of fragments of the bathyscaphe.
The position will be closed today, June 23rd. The total amount of funds for it exceeds $800,000. Opinions regarding such a “game in the market” are radically divided.
While some Twitter users said they found a way to spend their paycheck, others tried to shame the participants. Someone “Remy” named situation “the most dystopian thing in recent memory.” We previously reported that Polymarket offered cryptocurrency bets on the possibility of a nuclear strike. More details at the link.