The company said Friday night that its site would undergo maintenance from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. ET Saturday, adding that users shouldn’t expect “downtime.” Still, the site appeared to be down for some users during the period, preventing folks from accessing their cryptocurrency accounts.
At around 1:00 p.m. ET the company said the maintenance would continue:
The outage coincided with a massive bitcoin sell-off, which shaved more than $1,500 of its price, according to Markets Insider data. By 1:22 p.m. ET, bitcoin was trading down 11% against the US dollar at $14,305 a coin. The outage infuriated some users who were unable to move their coins around as bitcoin’s price slid. One person criticized the firm for not giving users enough notice on the original maintenance: […]