UPDATE (22nd May, 17:2opm GMT): A representative from Bitfinex has indicated it has generated a new hot wallet on a "failsafe machine". It expects deposits and withdrawals will be live "soon", after the wallet has successfully synced.
Popular bitcoin exchange Bitfinex today urged customers to halt deposits while it investigates a suspected hack.
said it was working to create a new hot wallet for the deposits it stores online.
The exchange, which recently partnered with AlphaPoint to overhaul its back-end, is expected to release further updates in the coming hours.
Additional reporting by Pete Rizzo.
Correction: A previous version of this article stated that Bitfinex was the third most popular exchange by volume.
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