The corporate wrote:
“It’s with nice remorse that we announce that Bittrex International has determined to wind down its operations. This determination was not made frivolously, and we perceive the inconvenience it might have on our valued prospects.”
The corporate mentioned that beginning Dec. 4 at 6:00 p.m. UTC, all buying and selling exercise on its change will likely be disabled, and shopper relationships will likely be terminated.
Bittrex mentioned that customers can solely withdraw property after that date. It famous that customers won’t be able to withdraw U.S. greenback holdings and mentioned that customers who want to withdraw funds should convert their balances to euros (EUR) or crypto earlier than Dec. 4.
It famous that though there isn’t a withdrawal deadline, customers ought to withdraw funds as quickly as doable if liquidators impose such a deadline.
Bittrex mentioned that it’ll additionally wind down different operations and options. The corporate mentioned that it’ll finish its International Referral Program and promotion packages instantly. It additionally instructed customers to not make any deposits and warned that any deposits could also be misplaced.
Complete shutdown started with U.S. closures
Bittrex introduced plans to halt American operations round April on account of regulatory challenges within the nation. It additionally filed for chapter within the U.S. in Might. The corporate mentioned on the time that it could proceed to function its international change.
Bittrex didn’t determine the problems that led it to halt its operations extra broadly at the moment. Regardless, the corporate’s scenario has developed in latest months in ways in which could have affected its international arm. In August, the corporate reached a $24 million settlement with securities regulators regarding each Bittrex International and its U.S. counterpart.
Decreased buying and selling volumes may be a part of the explanation that the corporate has chosen to stop operations. Present knowledge from CoinGecko signifies that Bittrex International has a reasonably modest day by day buying and selling quantity of $5.1 million. In contrast, roughly two years in the past, on Nov. 30, 2021, the corporate noticed over $141 million in day by day buying and selling quantity.
Moreover, the corporate’s U.S. wind-down was accredited in chapter courts on the finish of October, presumably leaving the agency to handle its international operations in latest weeks.