Zim Bitcoin exchange, Golix, goes down for hours
Golix, Zimbabweâs only cryptocurrencies exchange went down for several hours today. It was down since early hours today (we found out at 5AM) and has just been restored.
Weâve reached out to Golix CEO, Tawanda Kembo and heâs told us they were having an issue with their hosting provider. âWe were offline because we had a problem with our hosting provider earlier but itâs now resolved now.â
In a startup with a fail-fast culture such as ourselves, disruptions will happen here and there. Some of our customers will note that this is not the first disruption, but the time it takes to come back online is getting shorter each time. Weâre not there yet, but weâre getting there.
The platform has suffe red a few service disruptions the past several weeks, with majors ones (lasting several hours) around 7 December and 23 January.
Golix recently disclosed it now has some 45,000 customers. The platform so far enables customers to trade USD with Bitcoin, Bitcoin Gold, Bitcoin Cash, Litecoin, Dash and Ethereum (as well as trading cryptos with cryptos).
The current price of Bitcoin on Golix is $14,000 a decent rise from around $11,000 two weeks ago. Internationally, the Bitcoin price is currently about $10,000, also on a recovery trend.Source: Google News