Kraken, one of the largest cryptocurrency exchange, has resumed service after scheduled maintenance that was supposed to take two hours but instead took two days.
The exchange went offline at 9 p.m. Pacific Time on Wednesday for maintenance that was initially scheduled to last two hours, plus an additional two to three hours for withdrawals.
Kraken mentioned it’s working on "unexpected and delicate issues" and assured clients their funds were secure, adding that "Yes, this is our new record for downtime since we launched in 2013. No, we’re not proud of it."
With their return online, Kraken announced that unleveraged trading is free until the end of the month. The site has been functioning normally since going online, but trading was paused for several hours due to problems displaying order book data that have since been resolved.
Kraken returns with free trading! We apologize for the uncertainty our downtime has caused - it was done to upgrade the trade engine. Please see our blog post for important details about the upgrade and return of trading. https://t.co/gDMgWvrVlk
— Kraken Exchange (@krakenfx) January 13, 2018
Last few days the exchange was working to get withdrawals back online and yesterday Kraken announced that withdrawals are now enabled.
Recently, we have reported that the Austrian exchange Bitpanda trading BTC, ETH, DASH, LTC, BCH has added Ripple cryptocurrency to the platform.