A few hours ago one of the most important crypto exchanges in China, OKEx, issued a press release where it announced the indefinite suspension of crypto withdrawals. What is happening? Did it affect Bitcoin?
Panic around OKEx
As we reported in CryptoTrend, today the crypto market has been shaken as a result of OKEx announcing the suspension of crypto withdrawals indefinitely.
But the question is: Why were the withdrawals suspended? It turns out that the police are currently conducting an investigation and are in conversation with the private key holders.
In the statement, OKEx noted that “One of our private key holders is currently cooperating with a public security office in investigations when necessary.”
According to local reports, OKEx founder Xu Mingxing was taken away by police, apparently for a talk and for him to cooperate in the investigations.
Evidently the press release sought to calm the crypto exchange’s clients by ensuring that their funds were safe.
Interestingly, however, Whale Alert identified $ 22 million worth of Bitcoin being transferred from Huobi to OKEx shortly after the suspension of withdrawals was announced.
At the moment there is no clear explanation; some assume it could be the result of delayed BTC transactions.
But this did not end here. Whale Alert also identified that, somehow, someone took 3,500 Bitcoin to Binance from OKEx.
Whale alert noted: “We suspect that these are internal transfers from the crypto exchange. We are investigating the matter at this time.
This created a lot of confusion in the crypto market and, of course, uncertainty. The OKEx team found it necessary to clarify that the originating wallet addresses in these transactions do not belong to OKEx.
The news was a heavy blow to Bitcoin which fell 2.5% in a few hours to a daily low of $ 11,223. Currently the crypto is trading at $ 11,300.
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