Today, RealSolid posted to the exchange website with the new update:
mcxNOW will be going into a maintenance period beginning November 15 2014 and lasting at least some weeks to address some issues concerning wallet use and the number of system administrators able to resolve problems. We will also take this time to perform some feature requests from users.
All wallets here will be removed to make way for a new wallet system meaning you will need to withdraw all your cryptocurrency holdings prior to this cutoff point. Any coins left in mcxNOW at the cutoff point will be destroyed.
Existing wallets and all backups are going to be shredded to maintain privacy of users. Some coins currently on mcxNOW will not return. Thank you for your patience while we try to keep mcxNOW one of the best platforms for cryptocurrency.
I apologize for needing to do this, the stress and burden of running a successful exchange in the current way is just untenable for me now. I can barely sleep, I am getting health issues, etc. There truly is no alternative than some downtime. I apologize mainly to mcxFEE holders as they have invested in the exchange and will miss revenue in the downtime.
The mcxFEE holders, a conglomerate of users that pooled together $8 million USD of BTC at the time to buy mcxFee based on the then momentum of mcxNow, were particularly damaged by the surprise announcement. RealSolid allowed mcxFee to trade until the closing of the exchange, and the value of mcxFee has never recovered from the damage. However, mcxNow’s still active community has been assured by RealSolid’s return in 2014 and may likely return to his site when mcxNow returns, with new wallets. Now, mcxNow’s status as a cryptocurrency exchange has largely been taken by Cryptsy, which has fiat processing and also a pending lawsuit.
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Last modified (UTC): October 25, 2014 22:35