New Zealand-ased cryptocurrency exchange, Cryptopia finally announced that they are ready to come back online. In a tweet, the exchange said, “Please note, that we will be putting the site will be into maintenance from 2pm (NZDT or 1am UTC) today for 2 hours, we will keep you updated on our progress.”
We have completed the maintenance and the site is back up. Keep an eye on our page for further updates.
— Cryptopia Exchange (@Cryptopia_NZ) March 18, 2019
Clarifying doubts, the exchange said, “Offline means the coins have not been checked yet.
In Maintenance means coin has been secured. The maintenance message will detail the impact the event had on that coin.”
The exchange apprisined people of the timeline of events, that followed since the first time it was hacked. A blogpost detailed, “Since having access returned we have made significant steps to resuming service:
Read only site: The read only site is now live, it shows balances as at the 14th of January 2019. Please use this site to reset passwords and 2FA credentials.
Cancel orders: We are aware of market volatility in Crypto. The ability for users to cancel their standing orders is also live now. The API is still disabled, so you will need to cancel your orders through the website.
Updates on twitter: We are continually updating our Twitter page with updates on our progress to go live. Please be wary of fake Cryptopia accounts on twitter, our official handle is Cryptopia_NZ and our page can be found here.
No new funds to be deposited: As a result of the new wallets please immediately refrain from depositing funds into old Cryptopia addresses.
There will be a rebate for customers who unfortunately lost funds. We are working through the logistics of this to ensure it is equitable and in compliance with local laws.
Our Support team is prioritising tickets for 2FA and password resets to allow our customers to be prepared for trading when we go live.
For the uninitiated, the exchange had suffered a breach on January 14 this year. At the time it had said, “Once identified by staff, the exchange was put into maintenance while we assessed damage. Staff then notified and involved the appropriate Government Agencies, including NZ police and High Tech Crimes Unit who are jointly and actively investigating the matter as a major crime and they are assisting us with advice.”
It is heartening to know that the exchange will be back online soon.
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