Bitfinex, a Hong Kong based cryptocurrency exchange, started trading after going offline, after the unexpected surge of cryptomarkets.
First the company representative informed, that the service was unavailable to some users only. the company apologized, however, the reasons of the outage were not explained. But thirty minutes later there was an announcement that the platform has gone offline for all its users.
The statement appeared along with the apologies for misinformation or rather the poor choice of wording. As well, the representatives of the exchange assured the users that all the funds are safe.
Note: Bitfinex is one of the largest crypto exchanges (takes the 18th place) based on its daily trade volumes.