Crypto-currency exchange ViaBTC announced the termination of work since September 30, 2017. This decision was made in the light of the statement of the People's Bank of China on the ban on the ICO and against the backdrop of numerous rumors that the activities of the exchanges will also be prohibited.
— ViaBTC (@ViaBTC) 15 сентября 2017 г.
The mining pool and the cloud-mining service, as assured by the company, will continue to work.
The official statement of ViaBTC says that the site viabtc.com will be closed on September 30 in the territory of mainland China. Over the next two weeks, the exchange intends to complete the process of withdrawing funds to user addresses.
Trading operations, registration of new users and acceptance of deposits will be stopped as early as September 25, and on the last day of the month the site will be completely closed.
As noted in the message, since the opening of the exchange in June 2017, its customers have become more than 100k people worldwide.
With all this China related news, Bitcoin continues its rapid fall. Lost almost 20% in 24 hours.
As you can see on the chart above, Bitcoin average price is $3118.27. Also, all top ten cryptocoins continues their fall too. Ethereum lost almost 20% too ($218.88); Litecoin lost more almost 30% ($42.32)!