Cryptopia Exchange Resumes Support For 40 Crypto Pairs At Once
The New Zealand cryptocurrency platform Cryptopia has resumed trading with 40 pairs of assets, and intends to further expand this list, as reported in the company's Twitter.
As noted in the tweet, the exchange re-opened markets of cryptocurrencies that it considered secure. Among them are the top-3 capitalization leaders, bitcoin and ether, but there is no XRP. Also, tokens Dogecoin and Litecoin appear in many trading pairs. Other assets can be listed after some audit.
In the beginning of March, Cryptopia resumed operation after the cyber attack earlier in 2019. It resulted in more than $19 million stolen from the exchange. First, the company stated it was closing due to unplanned technical maintenance in connection with updates, and only then it officially admitted the fact of the attack.
It also became known that hackers withdrew funds two weeks later, it was announced about the attack.
Interestingly, users accused the exchange of manipulation and poor customer service in the comments to the recent Cryptopia’s tweet. In particular, a Canadian company Voise Inc, which issues tokens for the music industry, complained it lost 12% of the entire coins supply as a result of the cyber attack. The company also emphasizes it paid for the listing of its tokens. But after the incident, the firm received only a poor answer from a Cryptopia worker to its multiple requests and attempts to contact the exchange.
The company promised to return the lost funds to customers. After the website resumed its work, users got a new function in their accounts, which allows seeing what happened to their assets during the attack. However, the actual transaction data is not available.
Earlier, the Bithumb crypto exchange announced a layoff of 50% of workers.