MtGox Has Announced the Resuming of BTC Withdraws Soon

17 Feb
2014

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MtGox has released an official statement today that they will be resuming full operations soon as they have apparently implemented a solution that should enable withdrawals and mitigate any issues caused by transaction malleability. MtGox apparently has developed a workaround that will use a unique identifier created by Blockchain to show whether transactions have been modified or not. This is supposed to prevent any fraudulent use of the malleability issue and protect the assets of MtGox customers.

Resuming Withdrawals
With this new system in place, MtGox should be able to resume withdrawals soon. At the beginning we will do so at a moderated pace and with new daily/monthly limits in place to prevent any problems with the new system and to take into account current market conditions.

In order to launch the new system, we are going through the following steps:
– Re-indexing the entire Blockchain (approx. 32 million entries)
– Fully deploying the new NTX ID
– Implementing a new bitcoin withdrawal queue that needs to be tested
– We will update everyone again by Thursday at the latest.

Additionally, you may have noticed that we have added a new login system that sends you an email when you successfully access your account. This is an additional security layer, but as always we strongly encourage our customers to use the 2-step authorization options available in our Security Center.

Hopefully this will help in stabilizing BTC exchange rate in the next few days, especially after MtGox resumes full trading operations including BTC withdraws and this will calm the situation that has gone crazy. Bitstamp has already restored their automated Bitcoin withdraws, so this announcement from MtGox should also help in restore things back to normal.



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