Bittrex stopped new user registration

What stands behind registration issues at one of the biggest cryptocurrency exchanges? Let's figure out
15 December 2017   5181

One of the largest cryptocurrency exchanges reported about stop of new users registrations.

Users report about issues with deposits.

Before the registration issues, Bittrex reported on issues with Ripple transactions and asked users to be patient.

This news came along with huge Ripple price spikes last few days.

Ripple Price Charts
Ripple Price Charts

As you can see on the chart, Ripple gained almost 50% in las 24h and more than 225% in last week. As we understand, huge price jump always comes with large amount of people, trying to earn some money on it. So, we can assume that big amount of new registration caused some technical issues to Bittrex. 

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   2373

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.