Bittrex banned accounts due to security reasons

According to official statement of Bittrex cryptocurrency exchange, less than 0.1% of accounts were banned due to security reasons
19 October 2017   722

The Bittrex has blocked 0.1% of the total number of user accounts for the the security check. This is said in the official statement of the exchange.

According to the Bittrex administration, the verification procedure is one of the planned activities of the platform and is designed to ensure the security of the services of the exchange and its users.

As part of a compliance review, we have temporarily suspended certain accounts pending the completion of the review. The total number of suspended, closed, or banned accounts is very limited: less than 0.1% of the total accounts on Bittrex.  More than 99.9% of Bittrex accounts are unaffected.
 

Bittrex team

Also, Bittrex denied the charges of overcharging commission fees and loss of user coins.

Any reports that Bittrex miscalculated or misapplied its exchange fees, that there is a security problem with the exchange, that Bittrex lost any coins stored on users’ behalf, or that Bittrex is banning people trying to access Slack to discuss the status of their accounts are incorrect.  We are committed to making Bittrex a strong, safe, and compliant exchange where people can securely participate in the digital currency economy. We ask for patience from our highly valued customers.
 

Bittrex team

Earlier, some users of the Bittrex exchange complained that they can not access their accounts, and the technical support of the exchange did not give any explanation on this matter. 

Statement is available at official website of exchange.

Bittrex CEO Revealed Plans to Launch US Dollar Trading

The Chief Executive Officer of Bittrex Exchange stated in an interview that the exchange will soon open USD trading for the majority of the customers
01 February 2018   2359

Bill Shihara is a co-Founder and CEO of Bittrex, who previously was a Security Engineering Manager at Amazon and Manager of Security Threat Analysis and Security Engineering at BlackBerry.

In a recent interview with Unikrn radio, Bill Shihara revealed that the popular cryptocurrency exchange Bittrex will soon launch US Dollar trading on the platform. Those news are really big considering the recent problems connected with Tether (USDT). 

We will be doing US dollar trading. This won't be open to everybody, but we will have US dollar trading available for the majority of our customers. People who are interested, there is a separate, enchanced due diligence process around getting your account blessed for US dollars.
 

Bill Shihara

Bittrex CEO

As for the community reaction to the abovementioned news, many users suggest that the ticker USDT will be removed and changed for USD, but there is no confirmed information regarding this issue yet.