Poloniex closes trading due to "required unplanned maintenance"

01 Mar, 2019 | Updated: 01 Mar, 2019
by Alberto Arnaldo
Poloniex closes trading due to required unplanned maintenance

Crypto exchanges closing are never good news, but when it is for maintenance issues, most users do not really complain that much as they understand it is for their own good. However, unplanned or unannounced shutdowns are rarely appreciated. Poloniex is currently experiencing one of such situations.

According to a tweet posted only a few minutes ago by the U.S. headquartered exchange, an unplanned maintenance issue has forced them to place the exchange in maintenance mode and to close trading.

Some users are already evocating the Cryptopia hack, which started with a similar warning for an unplanned maintenance.

Chepicap has already gotten in touch with Poloniex, and this article will be updated in case they reply to the request for comment, or if more information is publicly shared.

UPDATE: Poloniex has announced via Twitter that trading has first been enabled in post mode only, and later matching was resumed. The total downtime was of 21 minutes, taking as a proxy metric the time difference between the first and the last tweet.

Read more: Poloniex opens OTC and institutional trading

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nothing surprising. major and minor technical issues have always been at poloniex and this one seems to be another problem with connectivity. or maybe something more serious...
01 Mar, 2019 - 17:17
yeah. i have been trading at poloniex for more than 2 years and i can say that such unexpected outages is a normal thing there. unreliable exchange
09 Mar, 2019 - 10:01
After this closing Poloniex better not open trading again.
01 Mar, 2019 - 22:02
actually poloniex looks like it will happen very soon. more and more strange maintenance appear
27 Mar, 2019 - 23:26
you can not really trust poloniex. such kind of problems are very common for the exchange and definitely it is very uncomfortable to trade there
02 Mar, 2019 - 11:27
yes! it is confusing. It was so uncomfortable to trade on polo. it was a nightmare! so slow, strange. weird things happen all the time with this platform
03 Apr, 2019 - 23:39
" unplanned maintenance issue has forced them to place the exchange in maintenance mode and to close trading." - Really guys, does poloniex team even work on providing technological support? How can it be unplanned, every issue can be fixed in advance if you do research! and poloniex simply doesn't care anymore
02 Mar, 2019 - 14:38
No maintenance couldn't help Poloniex taking into consideration the number of platform problems.
04 Mar, 2019 - 20:53
it'd better if poloniex closes itself without coming back ))
04 Mar, 2019 - 22:26
trading is impossible on poloniex. there are no normal trading pairs to trade
05 Mar, 2019 - 22:08
Again?? Poloniex, are you kidding me?
06 Mar, 2019 - 18:52
it's not even funny, I'd rather say how many times poloniex didn't work than it worked
06 Mar, 2019 - 19:41
unfortunately you're right
poloniex really has too much bags and maintenance
18 Apr, 2019 - 09:04
it's time to withdraw money from poloniex, you never know which pause will be the last!
06 Mar, 2019 - 22:58
near a year ago was a time to withdraw all your funds from poloniex
now it is too late and hard to withdraw
11 Apr, 2019 - 22:13
poloniex is falling apart, what does Circle do with it ...(((
07 Mar, 2019 - 21:27
poloniex team has chosen their way, we can do nothing with it
05 Apr, 2019 - 01:10
Poloniex top management must think a lot about changing the situation because now their company isn’t able to survive and face 2020
18 Mar, 2019 - 00:56
don’t know how Poloniex want to work in 2019 – all that people hear about them now is their endless fails and scandals
18 Mar, 2019 - 01:03
no good reviews about poloniex appear. it is a pity that such the exchange appears to be scam
02 Apr, 2019 - 06:24
well few years before the deal with circle poloniex was a decent exchange. now it is very hard to concentrate on trading, different issues always affect
19 Mar, 2019 - 08:46
"Unplanned Maintenence"....
usual thing in Poloniex
19 Mar, 2019 - 12:14
Poloniex always tries hard to fail haha, when are they gonna accept being hella mediocre with all those promotions that led to nothing hmm?
21 Mar, 2019 - 11:23
will there be a maintenance by Poloniex which will be really helpful or what??
21 Mar, 2019 - 11:42
just give me my stuff finally Poloniex and Ill leave
22 Mar, 2019 - 17:34
there are 2 types of exchanges: good ones and Poloniex, you can only expect grief and regret from these scammers and nothing else
22 Mar, 2019 - 18:10
nothing can stop me from hating that scammy Poloniex – I don’t respect them at all
25 Mar, 2019 - 21:15
get out of the market asap Poloniex – we don’t need you here with all your damn confirmations
25 Mar, 2019 - 22:23
be careful about your cash – using Poloniex is truly dangerous
25 Mar, 2019 - 22:39
another fresh maintenance?? What are you trying to fix there dudes? don’t think you can do it really
25 Mar, 2019 - 22:46
really what is going on at poloniex? during last few month the situation became worse and worse
02 Apr, 2019 - 08:00
lol, again poloniex closes on the maintenance.
what is going on all this time???
28 Mar, 2019 - 01:45
poloniex does more and more maintenance.
what are the team doing I wonder?
hope not grab our money
31 Mar, 2019 - 02:16
too much such unplanned maintenance at poloniex. there are significant problems at the exchange and they do not want to really solve them
30 Mar, 2019 - 11:51
Im happy to realize that soon Poloniex will be just a bad memory, nobody will get hurt by this platform anymore
03 Apr, 2019 - 16:41
Poloniex promoters can try their best, but since their own platform barely functions even on life support, it renders all their efforts moot pretty much
03 Apr, 2019 - 22:09
honestly i traded on poloniex until it began to make things like that. it really confuses users. and what is more it seems to me that their customs support doesnt work at all as i asked for help a few times and nobody answered:(
04 Apr, 2019 - 08:41
Poloniex is always associated with crashes yknow, i dont understand why this exchange is so bad
04 Apr, 2019 - 15:12
gosh we're almost free of Poloniex scammy scheming cuz quite soon this platform's gonna close since its gonna die in a few months max
04 Apr, 2019 - 15:33
we will be free of poloniex scamming only after the exchange closing
11 Apr, 2019 - 21:07
a daily reminder that Poloniex has access to your assets and they can seize those if they want, please remember that always
04 Apr, 2019 - 16:40
everyone knows it and it is the main thing why a lot of users left poloniex
09 Apr, 2019 - 18:40
Poloniex hasnt ever been able to carry out normal maintenance, so i knew it would fall apart - just like it does right now
04 Apr, 2019 - 16:45
promises is all Poloniex is capable at this point - and their upgrades simply aint functional whatsoever, although they do lie about them too urgh
04 Apr, 2019 - 17:00
are you ready to contact with all those angry clients Poloniex? I think you’d better leave asap
06 Apr, 2019 - 11:42
the dead body of Poloniex is still on the market? time to get rid of it already.. I’ve heard that they cannot even fix their problems
06 Apr, 2019 - 14:01
those updates Poloniex is so proud of? all trash, theres literally 0 value in those and it gives even more reason to the users to abandon this dying platform
07 Apr, 2019 - 18:04
lol. this was planned by poloniex team to manipulate the market
09 Apr, 2019 - 20:16
poloniex team is too clever to make users scammed with no open actions
its not ok at all
09 Apr, 2019 - 22:32
time to accept that Poloniex isn’t able to do a well-organized maintenance! prolly that’s the reason for doing it so often
10 Apr, 2019 - 16:38
Poloniex staff is full of idiots I suppose, they make maintenances too often – it makes me think that the platform is in trouble
10 Apr, 2019 - 16:55
you really don’t understand what a maintenance is Poloniex! haven’t seen any results after your maintenances
10 Apr, 2019 - 18:24
That’s so simple for Poloniex to freeze trades and change smth. What about traders that joined your damn platform to get profit?
11 Apr, 2019 - 04:27
you msut admit that Poloniex cannot be dealt with until all their issues with the servers are done
11 Apr, 2019 - 04:41
there wasnt a single maintenance that Poloniex handled normally, only fail, trouble and more bugs, can you imagine that
11 Apr, 2019 - 04:46
we've had enough time to notice that Poloniex barely retained any functionality, with the crashes that go on forever theres no future to this exchange
11 Apr, 2019 - 15:47
quite soon the story of Poloniex ends and thats awesome, this scam shouldve eaten itself years ago, its a pure miracle it still poisons the air we breathe
11 Apr, 2019 - 18:55
I'm so happy I left Poloniex when I did, this decision made my life so much better without all that excessive stress
11 Apr, 2019 - 19:31
That’s senseless to demand smth from Poloniex. They do not care and won’t do anything to satisfy their customers
11 Apr, 2019 - 20:23
Poloniex must clean their staff from idiots I think, why are all their maintenances so useless?
14 Apr, 2019 - 16:03
I’m not rich to deal with Poloniex and ignoring the possibility of being robbed
14 Apr, 2019 - 21:12
It’s clear that Poloniex doesn’t care of people real problems. They just want to attract some money right now.
14 Apr, 2019 - 23:44
its just a matter of time, before the end of the year Poloniex will have to close cuz itll just implode on itself, then we'll be able to breathe freely
15 Apr, 2019 - 22:13
lol, one more maintenance on poloniex
nothing new, actually
16 Apr, 2019 - 21:29
think that we wont be heard, Poloniex remains silent – even updates are hardly possible
19 Apr, 2019 - 04:23
that BCH fiasco of Poloniex made a lot of people unhappy and rightfully so, this platform cant ever do business right...
20 Apr, 2019 - 04:32
sigh Poloniex simply doesnt know how to deal with progress, thats why their maintenances only fail all the time and their updates only multiply bugs
20 Apr, 2019 - 04:51
every company that decide to work with Poloniex is disappoint me. Now it’s cosmos atom turn.
20 Apr, 2019 - 05:17
nonono, I can use any exchange but newer back to poloniex
20 Apr, 2019 - 22:36

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