Important: on Ethereum fork

Dear Traders,

Today Ethereum network has experienced a major issue that forced all exchanges, including HitBTC, to disable ETH deposits and withdrawals.
We are eager to provide as much information as possible to keep you up-to-date with the situation.

Here is a short introduction to what happened:
There are two main active clients to connect and interact with Ethereum network – Parity and Geth. Geth is the official client developed by Ethereum team. For the variety of reasons HitBTC has been using Geth, as official client is usually the safest choice.

Today, on November 24th, both Geth and Parity have gone out of the consensus at approx. #2686350 block, which led to an unintentional fork in the Ethereum network. Due to this issue all exchanges stopped processing ETH transactions, presumably until a fix is identified and applied.

The Ethereum dev team has admitted their mistake and is already working hard on fixing it.
Essentially, geth’s journal was failing to revert account deletions when a transaction that deleted empty accounts went OOG,” says Vitalik Buterin on Reddit.
We have identified a fix, and are now in the process of testing it.”

Once Ethereum team develops a new release, all the transactions initiated past the fork will be rolled back. In other words, all your withdrawals made after the point of the fork will be canceled, and the coins will return to your HitBTC account.
The incoming transactions will be also rolled back: the coins will be deducted from your account and returned back to the wallet they were sent from.
No need to worry: all your coins will be safe and nothing will get lost. We will keep in touch.

If something goes wrong, please contact our Support team immediately at support@hitbtc.com. We will be happy to help out each and every trader that suffered from Ethereum network issues.

Ethereum Hardfork on October, 18th

Dear Traders,

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 support@hitbtc.com.

Best regards
HitBTC team

ETH/EUR goes live!

Quick announcement for our traders!

We’re adding the ETH/EUR currency pair to our tradable assets.

Ethereum is one of the coolest innovations in the crypto world today. Even though it’s been having a hard time recently, we believe in it and are sure that Ethereum will thrive. Ethereum brings us the possibility of smart contracts and opens up so many more opportunities. If you want to know more about this super awesome crypto have a read in our blog.

Ethereum also brought us The DAO – Decentralized Autonomous Organization. It is a blockchain-based platform, that allows individuals to come together, vote on proposals and make those proposals happen in the real-world. The DAO started with huge success raising over $150 million worth of ETH however it ran into some difficulty soon after, quick recap in the blog.

Long story short – trade ETH now!

Ethereum Price Analysis

Although Bitcoin is still the most traded cryptocurrency, you can make awesome profits with other cryptos as well. Some move more than others, some more volatile, some less. Today I am having a look at what Ethereum has been up to this year and where it might be headed. If you’ve not traded this crypto before, that’s okay, I’ll try and give you an overview of the basics – like what the support & resistance levels are and what to look for. Ethereum too like many other cryptos is very volatile so profits can happen very quickly. And the trading of Ethereum is still in the beginning. Who knows we might see another Bitcoin price like wonder.

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