Monday, January 5, 2015

Bitcoin Alert ( January 5 , 2015 ) Bitstamp temporarily suspended services due to " hot wallet " situation , deposits and withdrawals stopped for now.


Updates ....




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Major Exchange Bitstamp Goes Offline After Possible Hack




From earlier.....



http://www.coindesk.com/bitstamp-reports-hot-wallet-issue-tells-customers-not-deposit-bitcoin/

UPDATE (5th January 09:43 GMT): Bitstamp has been temporarily suspended from the CoinDesk Bitcoin Price Index as its API has been unavailable since 09:13 GMT.
UPDATE (5th January 09:40 GMT): Statements from Bitstamp have been added to this article.

Road block
Bitstamp announced today it was suspending services after it "detected problems" with its hot wallet, initially stopping withdrawals and warning customers not to attempt bitcoin deposits.
Once again, confusion reigned on bitcoin discussion forums as interested parties speculated on what and how large the problems might be at the world's second-busiest USD exchange.
The company has now replaced its regular main page with a statement saying "we have reason to believe that one of Bitstamp’s operational wallets was compromised on January 4th, 2015".
It warns customers not to make deposits to previously-issued bitcoin addresses, stating in bold text that deposits to these addresses "cannot be honored", but reassured them that it holds a large majority of its bitcoins in cold wallets, and had ample supplies to cover any deposits made before 5th January, 2015, 9:00 UTC.

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