Poloniex refused to support Bitcoin Gold

According to official statement of cryptocurrency exchange, BTG won't be supported unless it had implemented replay protection
24 October 2017   3080

Popular US-based cryptocurrency exchange released statement regarding the BTG hardfork.

We've stated in the past that the safety of our users' tokens is our chief concern. As such, we have refused to support a forked token unless it had implemented replay protection. We would like to further urge our users to be immensely cautious of any token that expects to be given private keys that control value on another blockchain. This is dangerous and unnecessary, even for an alt like BTG that seeks to distribute tokens using the state of an existing blockchain.

Poloniex Statement

Additionally, Poloniex released reminders that apply to all balance-duplicating alts:

  1. If you wish to be guaranteed tokens distributed according to existing blockchain address balances, you should keep your tokens in addresses for which you control the private keys.
  2. If Poloniex credit accounts with forked tokens, they will do so according to balances at the time of the fork. If you have tokens on loan at the time of any fork related to that token, they are not in your balance, therefore you will not receive any forked tokens for them.
  3. Under no circumstances will we redeem tokens distributed according to the balances of addresses that contain customer funds and keep them for ourselves. Should we redeem them, we would only do so to distribute them to our users.


Poloniex to be Offline on 17.12

The reason for the full exchange stop is engineering works
12 December 2018   107

Poloniex Cryptocurrency Exchange will conduct scheduled maintenance on December 17 at 14:00 UTC. Because of this, the site site will go offline for several hours, and all trading on it will be suspended.

As part of our efforts to improve your Poloniex experience, we’ll be conducting planned maintenance December 17th at 14:00 UTC. This will take several hours, and during that time the site will be offline and trading will be suspended.

Poloniex at Twitter

Representatives of the exchange also guaranteed the safety of all user tools for the maintenance period.

It is expected that the update will allow to upgrade Poloniex, in particular, to move to new data processing centers, which will increase reliability and uptime.

Actual progress information will appear in the exchange account on Twitter.

According to CoinMarketCap, Poloniex is ranked 46th in terms of daily trading volume - $ 21.7 million.