South African Crypto Exchange Ceases Operations Less Than a Month After Suspending BTC Withdrawals

South African Crypto Exchange Ceases Operations Less Than a Month After Suspending BTC Withdrawals


A South African cryptocurrency exchange, Ice3x, announced on April 6, that it will permanently stop operations, less than a month after suspending bitcoin and litecoin withdrawals. Ice3x, which one of the oldest crypto exchange in that country, says it came to this decision after lawyers advised the firm to start liquidation proceedings.

‘Extreme Pressure’

In a statement sent to clients on April 6, the exchange claims it “processed the withdrawals which have already been submitted” and therefore, “all withdrawals from the platform have been disabled.” However, in the same statement, Ice3x urges frustrated clients to remain calm and “respectful.”

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The statement continues:

Please be conscious of the fact that staff are operating under extreme pressure at the moment, and can only provide assistance as directed. We understand your frustration but please be respectful when communicating with the service desk staff.

According to the statement, Ice3x was scheduled to “provide further details and the next steps” on April 7.

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