Bitfinex battles money withdrawal problem

Bitfinex, one the world's biggest cryptocurrency exchanges, faced a problem of money withdrawals on the platform reported by the users
19 November 2017   31480

The members of the community of Bitfinex cryptoexchange started noticing problems with money withdrawal on the exchange. The problem might be linked to the connection between Tether and Bitfinex and the issues concerning redacted information that would normally be included in an audit.

The users started noticing swings of price and comparing those to Bitfinex’s margined trading practices, stating that there was no response from the support and that the company was putting them at risk. This might eventually result in major losses for the company and for the users. The users on Twitter were concerned that the market was being moved by large-scale trades.

Nevertheless on November 19 Bitfinex made an announcement on Twitter stating that both fiat and crypto withdrawals are functioning normal and that the statements were FUD aimed to create a market disrupting event.

The users still continue to be anxious about their financial status bewaring that such problems might eventually lead to the company's crash. Bitfinex claimed that the formal announcement towards the recent allegations is forthcoming.

Bear Market to Hit Mining Hard

BitMEX research division presented an analysis of the impact of market decline on the mining industry
11 December 2018   63

The cryptocurrency market has experienced a marked decline over the past weeks. The BitMEX research division presented an analysis of the impact of these events on the mining industry. Bitcoin hash rate has fallen by 31% since the beginning of November, which is equivalent to the capacity of 1.3 million Bitmain S9 devices. From this, BitMEX concludes that miners as a class are in a difficult situation, however, they may have different conditions, and those who pay more for electricity, are forced to turn off their equipment first, while others may still be quite viable.

The decrease in the price of Bitcoin by 45% since the beginning of November has already caused two recalculations of the complexity of mining to the lower side - by 7.4% and 15.1% on November 16 and December 3, respectively. The first recalculation turned out to be the largest since January 2013, the second - since October 2011.

Bitcoin mining revenue fell from $ 13 million per day in early November to $ 6 million per day in early December. The fall in the size of the miner's encouragement turned out to be even more rapid than the fall in the price of cryptocurrency. This is due to the delay in recalculating the complexity of mining. For the six-day period ending December 3, 21.8% fewer blocks were mined than expected, since the miners left the network before recalculating the difficulty. As a result, in addition to reducing the size of the miners' encouragement in dollar terms, due to lower asset prices, they received 21.8% less bitcoin awards.

One of the popular reasons for the recent decline in the cryptocurrency market is that miners sold bitcoins to cover their costs of hash warsin the Bitcoin Cash network. The monitoring platform Boltzmann recorded an unusually large sale of Bitcoin by the miner on November 12, that is, 3 days before the hard fork of Bitcoin Cash.

BitMEX assumes that the actions of miners over the past weeks could have played a significant role in reducing the market, however, recommends not overestimating their value and reminds that in a bearish trend, prices continue to fall regardless of asset movements and news.