BitMEX briefly disconnects amidst legal problems


The major Bitcoin derivatives exchange (BTC), BitMEX, went offline on May 19, citing a failure of the trading engine. The platform was inaccessible for a short time, and is currently back online, as of the close of this edition.

„The BitMEX trading engine is currently inactive“, the company tweeted around 12:45 UTC time.

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Approximately 25 minutes after the initial announcement, Bitmex released an update, claiming that „all funds are secure, late orders will be rejected and no settlements will occur during downtime“.

BitMEX was back online around 13:30 UTC, initially only in cancel mode, which means no new orders could be placed at that time. Around 13:40 UTC, BitMEX announced through its Telegram channel that trading had resumed.

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BitMEX’s recent legal problems in the U.S.
The disruption occurred shortly after BitMEX was hit with a major lawsuit, which was filed by BMA LLC in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California on May 16.

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The plaintiff accused BitMEX’s parent company, HDR Global Trading, and the exchange’s top executives, Arthur Hayes, Ben Delo and Samuel Reed, of participating in or inciting multiple misdemeanors including organized crime, money laundering, wire fraud and operating an unlicensed money transmission business.