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Bitfinex, one of the largest cryptocurrency exchanges by trading volume, was down Tuesday morning after it experienced a cyber attack.
“The platform is under extreme load,” the exchange said at 9:39 a.m. ET. “We are investigating. Seems a DDoS attack was launched soon after we relaunched the platform.”
Here are the current crypto prices:
- Markets Insider
In the news:
- CHANOS: ‘The last thing I’d want to own is bitcoin if the grid goes down’
- Universities are starting to invest in crypto, according to an industry lawyer
- A secretive Chicago trading firm has built a bitcoin platform that shows crypto is growing up
- A startup just closed a huge $4 billion ICO – but the crypto fundraising method is ‘absolutely and unequivocally slowing down’
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