Binance halts deposits and withdrawals due to technical glitches
Binance, the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange, has once again suspended deposits and withdrawals on its platform, but this time due to technical glitches affecting its spot trading. In a tweet on Friday, Binance founder and CEO Changpeng Zhao said the issue was due to a bug on a trailing stop order that affected the company’s matching engine.
Immediately after the glitches, Binance took to social media to reassure its customers. “We are aware of an issue impacting spot trading on Binance. All spot trading is currently temporarily suspended as we work to resolve this as soon as possible,” the company said in a tweet.
A few minutes later, Zhao explained the cause of the issues saying: “Initial analysis indicates matching engine encountered a bug on a trailing stop order,” he said in a tweet, adding that the pause in deposits and withdrawals was a standard operating procedure.”
In a follow-up tweet, Zhao said “Engine 1 is back online. Still need more time to do reconciliations, and for other engines to catch up.”
Meanwhile, early this year, Binance temporarily suspended U.S. dollar deposits and withdrawals, the company said Monday, without providing a reason for the decision.“We are temporarily suspending USD bank transfers as of February 8th,” a Binance spokesperson said, noting that “Affected customers are being notified directly.”
From February 8th, we will temporarily suspend all USD bank transfers.
Only a small proportion of our users will be impacted by this and we are working hard to restart the service as soon as possible.
All other methods of buying and selling crypto remain unaffected.
— Binance (@binance) February 6, 2023
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