Bitfinex is under DDOS attack

One of the largest exchanges Bitfinex has reported on being under DDOS attack
26 November 2017   1945

On November 26, Bitfinex, the world's leading cryptocurrency exchange, reported on Twitter that their website had undergone a DDoS attack and the provider is doing its best to solve this problem.

It was reported that the DDoS attack started during earlier maintenance and has been ongoing since that moment. DDoS attacks disrupt normal operations by degrading website and application performance and availability, sometimes knocking them offline completely and the average hourly cost of downtime due to an infrastructure failure is $100,000 per hour.

Previously it was reported that on 21st and 24th of October Bitcoin Gold was under DDoS attack twice too, but BTG team managed to solve this issue. 

Tether to Issue TRON Blockchain Based USDT Tokens

At the moment, a number of large platforms, including Bitfinex, OKEx, Gate.io and Huobi, have announced their readiness to list new token
18 April 2019   149

Issuer of Tether began to issue USDT coins based on the Tron blockchain. This is reported by the head of the Tron Foundation Justin Sun announced on Twitter.

He also urged the exchanges and cryptowallets to support the initiative. A number of large platforms, including Bitfinex, OKEx, Gate.io and Huobi, have announced their readiness to list new asset.

In addition, as Justin Sun said, the first investors will receive a reward for converting USDT on Bitcoin or Ethereum blockchains in the TRC-20 standard USDT - 20 million USDT will be distributed as additional interest payments within 100 days.

Tether and Tron announced a partnership in early March. As Tether CEO Jean-Louis van der Velde said at the time, Tron-USDT will be the next step in the company's development and demonstrates its commitment to spreading innovation in the cryptocurrency space and striving to meet the needs of the community formed around digital assets.