Network congestion has Exodus temporarily disable bitcoin exchanges

Exodus, the cryptocurrency and bitcoin wallet with a built-in exchange from ShapeShift announced yesterday that because of Bitcoin network congestion, exchanges involving BTC would be temporarily disabled until the network returns to normal. Almost a day later, the function is still disabled. Flooded with support requests, Exodus affirmed that Bitcoin network fees are the highest they have seen in history right now and that many transactions still need hours more to confirm.

Due to the lessons learned over the weekend, Exodus has pledged some updates to the application. First, they are going to be hiring more team members and support engineers over the next couple of months. Also, they are going to begin improving the connection to ShapeShift, while also working on integrating alternative exchange platforms. Finally, they also plan to add a new feature warning users of “surge pricing” in case of similar network issues in the future…

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