Troubled crypto exchange Cobinhood has announced it is shutting down – but just temporarily, it seems.
In a "shutdown notice" on its website on Friday, the firm stated:
The message is somewhat unclear if the platform will be reopened for trading or just retrieval of funds.
The firm had largely been silent in the last eight months, with rumors circulating it may have gone bankrupt or run off with users' funds in an "exit scam."
Founder Popo Chen responded in a blog post in May 2019 saying that was not the case, though the firm had had problems.
He claimed a legal issue within the firm had forced him out briefly. Soon after, Cobinhood also had to be "suspended" and staff let go, he said. The exchange, he said, was "functional and not affected."
In July, Chen further posted:
He also acknowledged issues with withdrawals at the exchange, saying they were due to an "unsolved withdrawal problem."
In 2017, Academy Award winning actor Jamie Foxx promoted Cobinhood's upcoming initial coin offering, a sale that eventually raised almost $10 million.
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