The bitcoin exchange rate reached a 10-day low of about $9 600 after Binance exchange froze withdrawals because of “unauthorized market sales”.
Binance users reported that the assets in altcoins started without their knowledge to transfer to bitcoins.
Many have begun to assume the worst, namely that the largest volume of trading, the exchange was hacked, and this could be caused by a wave of selling that struck the market of bitcoin.
Binance, in turn, reports that there is no need to change passwords is not, which suggests that the problem is caused by technical problems of the system, not malicious interference.
The representative of the exchange in the Telegram also confirmed this information: “There is no evidence that our exchange has been hacked.”
In the official community on Reddit Binance has issued the following update: “We are investigating reports that some users are experiencing problems with their money. Our team is aware of this, she is right now engaged in solving this problem.
Currently, among all of the confirmed victims were only those who were registered API keys (to work with bots, etc.).
At the same time a certain group of users said that their altcoins were transferred to bitcoins, despite the fact that they never used the API keys. Other users who use these keys, saying that they didn’t notice suspicious activity on their accounts.
At the same time some users cannot access the site for trading derivatives BitMEX. The exchange has announced that it is looking for the causes of the problem, later adding that the outages were caused by unexpectedly high traffic.