Bitfinex hit by Flash Crash and Customers Demand Refunds

Prices of cryptocurrencies NEO, OMG and ETP crashed close to 90 percent on the Bitfinex exchange before reverting back to normal levels; the crash caused the closure of many accounts that made leveraged trades and lost those accounts thousands in potential profits; Bitfinex claims the exchange worked as it should in the situation, but traders disagreed and complained via social media about the crash as well as demanding refunds; the site was slow to respond and traders unable to access their accounts according to complaints; incidents like this test the overall cryptocurrency markets as many believe they are unstable and not safe. Source.

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