During the last couple of weeks, the Ethereum network has been the target of a sustained DoS attack. Some of you may have experienced difficulties with ETH deposits and withdrawals.
The Ethereum Foundation has proposed a hard fork in response to the attack. The hard fork will occur at block 2,463,000 on Tuesday, October 18th. You do not need to do anything special, the hard fork will be applied automatically by HitBTC, and your Ethereum balance will be transferred to the new chain.
Please keep in mind that ETH deposits and withdrawals will be unavailable during the upgrade (approximately from 13:00 UTC to 15:30 UTC).
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.