Coingather, a tiny cryptocurrency exchange, has disappeared from the web, alarming customers who fear their funds are gone. The Coingather.com domain has been offline since Wednesday November 22, and with no word on Twitter from customer support, there are fears the site’s operators have pulled an exit scam.
What’s the Matter With Coingather?
Few cryptocurrency traders will have heard of Coingather; it’s an obscure exchange even by the standard of obscure exchanges. It’s not so small as to be able to disappear from the web unnoticed however, and the site’s disgruntled users have wasted no time in voicing their concerns. Coingather might be one of the world’s smallest exchanges, but it’s nevertheless listed on Coinmarketcap complete with 92 trading pairs that are matched with BTC, LTC, DOGE, and HTML5. The site’s admin, who goes by the name of Rapta on the Bitcointalk forum, has been offline for a week.
Most of the coins the exchange features are what many traders would call shitcoins. Coinmarketcap lists Coingather’s 24-hour trade volume as being just 11.32 BTC, or around $93,000 – but those figures were last updated days ago, before the site disappeared. The majority of the most recently traded coins on the site comprise Infinity Economics, HTLMCOIN, Ethereum, and LevoPlus. It is hard to assess the total amount of funds that were held on Coingather, but judging by the volume of complaints that have been tweeted over the last few days, the losses could be substantial.
“I️ will find you guys, that’s a lot of people’s money you ran off with you got 24 hours!” raged one customer…