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Cryptocurrency Crash: Coinbase Suffers Major Outage, Binance Halts Terra Luna Trading

New Delhi: Leading crypto exchange Coinbase suffered a major outage amid crypto mayhem especially with the cryptocurrency Luna, heightening fears among the investors. The company said it was actively on the issue. Cryptocurrency prices in India today (13 May 2022).

“We are aware that some customers are having issues trading and accessing accounts on Coinbase and Coinbase Pro. Your funds are safe, and we are actively on the issue. We’ll provide an update here soon,” said Coinbase. “We’re seeing recovery after implementing a fix, but our teams are continuing to monitor the situation,” it added.

The company on Friday said the situation was being resolved. The investors reported rolling delays in withdrawals on community discussion forum Reddit.

“Has the bear market crashed their servers?. Pretty frightening if someone wants to make a fast trade,” posted on Reddit.

Meanwhile, Terraform Labs increased the circulating supply of Luna tokens to over 6.5 trillion, up from 386 million three days ago. Later, Terraform Labs said it has halted the blockchain and is to “come up with a plan to reconstitute it”. Cryptocurrency Crash: Bitcoin Drops Below $28,000, Luna Down 95%; Ethereum in Major Downtrend.

The Coinbase outage came as Binance, the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange, suspended trading of Terraform Labs’ Terra (Luna) and TerraUSD (UST) tokens, which crashed 98 per cent, wiping out the life savings of its investors.

On Thursday, over $275 billion were wiped off from global crypto market cap within 24 and Bitcoin dropped to nearly $27,000, a level it saw in December 2020. The world’s second largest cryptocurrency Ethereum has joined the cryptocurrency crash, plummeting in value by 20 per cent, as the digital currency downturn hammers investors who bought during the Covid years.

(The above story first appeared on Morning Tidings on May 13, 2022 10:22 AM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website morningtidings.com).

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