Ethereum Infrastructure Provider Down; Binance Disables Withdrawals

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Ethereum (ETH) infrastructure provider Infura went down a bit more than an hour ago, resulting in a price feed delay of ETH and ERC-20 tokens, as well as some exchanges disabling withdrawals.

“We are currently experiencing a service outage for our Ethereum Mainnet API,” said Infura at 8:12 UTC this morning on their website. “Our on-call team is investigating and working to restore service functionality.”

They soon released an update stating that they have “identified the root cause and are preparing a fix to restore service functionality.”

The status page shows “major” outages, including mainnet filters, archive data, logs, and two others.

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Source: infura.io

As a result, price feeds for ETH and ERC-20 tokens for certain services are delayed, while major crypto exchange Binance announced a temporary disabling of withdrawals. The CEO of Binance, Changpeng Zhao, said in a now-deleted tweet that the funds are unaffected.

The story is developing and will be updated as more information becomes available.

ETH is currently trading at USD 456, having gone up 1.6% in a day and 20.4% in a week.

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