Binance Suffers Temporary Outage as Bitcoin Price Pumps

Share Article
In Brief
  • Binance was temporarily unavailable to users in some areas for around half an hour.

  • This is the latest in a long string of gateway issues the crypto trading platform has endured.

  • Problems typically arise every time the price of Bitcoin starts pumping.

  • promo

    Want to learn how to trade? Get a beginners guide from _BeInCrypto Academy_ now!

The Trust Project is an international consortium of news organizations building standards of transparency.

The Binance cryptocurrency exchange was temporarily unavailable to many users today due to technical problems.

This is not the first time the leading crypto exchange has struggled with performance issues. On previous occasions, often in connection with Bitcoin volume surges, Binance suffered similar problems. Back in September, the exchange suffered a mini-crash caused by gateway issues.

In the last 24-hours, the price of Bitcoin has risen by approximately 2.3%, nearly reaching $12k.

This time around, the wind in Bitcoin’s sails appears to be originating from comments by U.S. Fed Chairman Jerome Powell at an IMF seminar on Monday. Powell did not explicitly mention Bitcoin, but he did acknowledge that the central bank is exploring the pros and cons of digital currencies and stated that the U.S. intends to stay at the forefront of CBDC development.

For his part, Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao tweeted that the outage was caused by “some gateway errors” and that only “some regions” were affected by the issues. Zhao was also quick to reassure users that all their funds were safe.

Binance itself gave the response many crypto traders have become accustomed to, “we are aware of some temporary difficulties accessing Rest assured, our team is working on it. In the meantime, please use the desktop app.”

All told, the problems lasted around 30 minutes before services were fully restored. In that time, there was a predictable dip in price, and more than a few Twitter users noted the consistency in which Bitcoin price movements cause problems for Binance.


All the information contained on our website is published in good faith and for general information purposes only. Any action the reader takes upon the information found on our website is strictly at their own risk.
Share Article

Colin is a writer, researcher, and content marketer with a keen interest in the future of money. His writing has been featured in numerous cryptocurrency publications, and his holdings don't amount to more than a handful of BAT.

Follow Author

Daily signals, Bitcoin analytics and traders chat. Join our Telegram today!

Let’s Go

What are Crypto Wallets? Everything You Need to Know

Learn now