South Korea’s largest crypto exchange, Bithumb, has announced its readiness to reopen deposits and withdrawals for some cryptocurrencies.
In late June 2018, it was reported that hackers stole $30 million worth of cryptocurrency from Bithumb which forced the exchange platform to suspend all deposits and withdrawals on the platform indefinitely temporarily.
*All deposit and withdrawal service will be stopped to make sure the security. We will keep notice you of the restart of the service. We apologize for your inconvenience and thanks for your understanding.
— Bithumb (@BithumbOfficial) June 20, 2018
Although, Bithumb later announced that the hackers stole less than the previous estimation, saying it was around $17 million worth of cryptocurrency that got lost due to the “ongoing participation, support, and cooperation of the cryptocurrency exchanges and cryptocurrencies foundations across the world.”
Bithumb, ranked as the world’s 12 largest cryptocurrency exchange by trade volume, announced that trade would commence on 4th of August from 7 pm KST (Korean Standard Time) as opposed to the earlier scheduled time of 11 am on the same day.
Bithumb released another post stating that the exchange platform had planned to commence the deposit and the withdrawal of ten different altcoins, but due to more works that are needed to begin the transaction than expected, it will begin the withdrawals and deposit of nine different altcoins. The delay for the commencement of transactions was attributed to the company’s willingness to improve the stability of its platform.
The nine cryptocurrencies that will be traded when the exchange resume its transaction services are BTC, ETH, ETC, XRP, LTC, BCH, QTUM, and MITH. Monero coin (XMR) was excluded, but Bithumb promised to inform users whenever transactions on the XMR will commence.