At 12:28 UTC, BitMEX updated the incident to a “major outage" and took the trading engine offline. During the incident, however, the website reported its API and web front end to be operational.
When reached for comment, BitMEX told CoinDesk its engineers are "investigating the issue to bring the platform back up as soon as possible."
In an update soon after publication of this article, the exchange said:
Before Tuesday, BitMEX’s most recent outage came on March 13 when the exchange suffered a “aggressive DDoS” attack that temporarily took the exchange offline for 25 minutes, according to a postmortem.
This is a developing story.
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