After a $70 million breach, CoinEX will continue operations with a new wallet system.

News Desk5
2 Min Read

CoinEx has rebuilt its wallet system following a $70 million hack and is set to resume deposit and withdrawals for select cryptocurrencies.

Cryptocurrency exchange CoinEx is set to resume deposit and withdrawals for its users more than a week after it suffered a $70 million hack due to compromised hot wallet private keys.

In previous correspondence with Cryptopurity, the exchange outlined its priority to build and deploy a new wallet system to facilitate activities for the 211 blockchains and 737 tokens that it served before the hacking incident.

The latest statement from the exchange announces the resumption of deposit and withdrawal services of BTC, ETH, USDT, USDC and other tokens from Sept. 21.

CoinEx will update deposit addresses for the listed tokens and will generate new deposit addresses for its users.

CoinEx customers were advised not to deposit into old addresses on the platform, as this would result in assets being permanently lost. The exchange also warned of a potentially large number of pending withdrawals at the resumption of its operations:

“We ensure the new wallet system is stable, and we will gradually resume deposit and withdrawal services for more assets.”

The exchange maintains that it has implemented a 100% asset reserve policy to safeguard users against potential security threats. Previous updates following the hacking incident also stated that users assets were not affected and that CoinEx’s User Asset Security Foundation would cover any financial losses.

Cryptopurity, has reached out to CoinEx to ascertain if it will refund users in the event that assets were affected or are affected in the future by the event.

Share This Article
Leave a comment