For a few hours now the Monero community has been worried about why some cryptocurrency exchanges have been removing Monero from their list of tradable coins. The news posted by John Foss was as follows:
“Deposits and withdrawals for XMR has just been disabled because of maintenance reasons on many exchanges including Cryptopia, Bittrex, Poloniex, etc. Monero developers have not said anything about it.”
Monero (XMR) Price Today – XMR / USD
The reports from Cryptopia is that Monero wallet is on maintenance because the developers requested the maintenance. Bittrex also disabled the coin on the developers request. The exchanges are waiting for more details from the Monero development team.
Monero (XMR) Development Team Denies Any Involvement
The comments from the exchanges implied that the developers made the request for Monero to be disabled for a while but the developers have denied having anything to do with it. In a chat room, Monero developers said that the action isn’t as a result of bugs or any other issue on the platform that they know about. They said that all the bugs that were initially an issue with the platform gave been fixed. They noted that many other exchanges including Bithumb, Binance, Kraken, HitBTC, have disabled Monero (XMR). This has led to a lot of uncertainty and fear within the Monero community.
There is still not explanation for this action but some of the community members have given their input regarding the situation. According to one Reddit user, a post last week suggested that attackers came up with a way to send unspendable Monero to exchanges. It’s possible that these exchanges have decided to disable Monero as a preventive measure until the information is verified and the lope hole is blocked. Some other users claim that it is no more than a maintenance issue. Monero isn’t the only coin that has been disabled according to users. Some other coins have also been removed from exchanges.