Ethereum, Bitcoin and Bittrex have all been restored to the trading platforms’ online trading platforms in the wake of a cyberattack on Ethereum and a hack of the Bitcoin blockchain.
The three trading platforms resumed trading on the platforms on Thursday morning, a day after the hack of Ethereum and the breach of the Blockchain.com platform.
The two-week downtime followed a breach of another trading platform, Bittex, which was briefly offline on Tuesday.
A spokesperson for BittEX, which is part of Binance, said the two-month downtime was a temporary shutdown as a precaution.
“As soon as we learned of the hack on BittEx, we immediately shut down Binance,” the spokesperson said in an email.
The spokesperson said Binance was “fully cooperating” with the investigation into the hack, and the firm was “committed to ensuring a seamless trading experience for our users.”
Bittrex, meanwhile, said that “Binance is fully cooperating with our investigation,” but declined to say what caused the breach.
Bitcoin was suspended temporarily on Wednesday following a series of ransomware attacks that targeted the cryptocurrency.
On Thursday, the Bitcoin price plunged sharply after Bitcoin was suspended from trading on Binance’s exchange.
The company later said it would restore the platform, but did not offer any additional details about how.
More to come.