Manufacturer of popular hardware cryptocurrency wallets Ledger reports on ongoing technical issues. Everything started on 12.12.17.
We are experiencing massive spikes of traffic and usage. Our engineers are scaling the infrastructure. All our services will experience strong disruption until estimated 10:00pm CET today.
— Ledger (@LedgerHQ) 12 декабря 2017 г.
Today, 14.12.17, technical issues are still pending.
Our infrastructure is still having some major disruptions. We are adding servers as fast as we can, and our engineering team is working around the clock. FUNDS STAY SAFE. You can use https://t.co/UvkE5FZPoR for ETH and Electrum/Mycelium for BTC
— Ledger (@LedgerHQ) 14 декабря 2017 г.
French company assured users that the team of engineers "around the clock" is working on solving the problem, and all means are safe. Also representatives of Ledger recommended using MyEtherWallet wallets for operations with Ethereum and Electrum (or Mycelium) - for BTC.
wait, what, you as wallet maker are recommending to use other third-party wallets?
— Thijs Triemstra (@thijstriemstra) 14 декабря 2017 г.
As you can see in the twitter message above, some users were surprised by third-party services mentioned in official Ledger twitter.
Disruptions in the work of platform occur against the background of a sharp rise in the price of most leading crypto-currencies. Additionally, cryptocurrency market exceeded half of trillion dollars mark.