American network services provider Cloudflare recently experienced an outage that affected several major cryptocurrency exchanges. Among those affected were America’s largest crypto exchange Coinbase, Hong Kong-based HitBTC and Indian-based WazirX.
Coinbase was among the first to report the outage, updating its status site to indicate that Coinbase.com was unavailable. The exchange tweeted that it was investigating the issue.
Shortly after, Coinbase reported that the site was back up again. It added, “There may be some lingering intermittent issues. We’ll monitor and work to resolve anything that pops up.”
Indian crypto exchange WazirX also reported access issues, both on its website and mobile apps. “While investigating, we found out there’s a problem with one of our infrastructure service providers. The outage has affected many websites around the world,” the exchange tweeted.
Hong Kong-based exchange HitBTC was also among those affected. The exchange assured its users that it was working to resolve the issue, stating that “half the internet is experiencing the same issues since the cloudflare and many internet routes appear to be down.”
HitBTC users might experience some difficulties with the web interface due to cloudfare issues at the moment. API and matching are operating in a regular mode. Half the internet is experiencing the same issues since the cloudflare and many internet routes appear to be down.
— HitBTC (@hitbtc) June 24, 2019
Cloudflare recognized the challenge on its status website, revealing that it had “identified a possible route leak impacting some Cloudflare IP ranges” and that it was working with the network involved to resolve this. It declined from disclosing the specific network.
An hour later, the company revealed that it had resolved the glitch.