Bittrex stopped new user registration

What stands behind registration issues at one of the biggest cryptocurrency exchanges? Let's figure out
15 December 2017   6507

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. 

Traders Personal Data to be Sold on the Darkweb

IDs of 1000 users of Bittrex, Poloniex, Bitfinex and Binance costs only $10
21 January 2019   295

A hacker under the pseudonym ExploitDOT is trying to sell data from users of the leading Bitcoin exchanges (Bittrex, Poloniex, Bitfinex and Binance), which they provided as part of the KYC procedure. It is noteworthy that a pack of hundreds of identity cards costs only $ 10, reports CCN.

ExploitDOT places its offers on the Dread darknet-marketplace. Moreover, an independent cybersecurity researcher who wished to remain anonymous, allegedly managed to get the real data of three users of the Binance exchange, pretending to be a buyer.

ExploitDOT even offers documents in bulk: up to $ 1 per 1000 copies, if the buyer places an order from 25 thousand.

Earlier, Cryptopia, a cryptocurrency exchange, has suspended work, informing users of “substantial losses” due to a security breach.