Monero Network Upgrade (Hard Fork) Countdown
The Monero developers have scheduled a hard fork rule change beginning at block 1978433 (estimated to be mined on November 30th, 2019, at 18:44 UTC). We will temporarily freeze our Monero deposit and withdraw functions on November 30th, 2019, at approximately 13:00 UTC (starting at block 1978283).
It is not expected to be a controversial change, and two separate coins are not expected to emerge. BTSE will be following the scheduled hard fork and consider Monero to be the valid chain that follows the new rules. As there is always a risk that something unexpected may happen, we would like to clarify that BTSE will only consider the new rule change as valid Monero; we have no plans to support another chain that may result from the hard fork rule change. If users wish to obtain any "forked" coins in the case of an unexpected chain-split, they must withdraw their coins before the scheduled hard fork occurs so they can access and split tokens as applicable.
In order to protect regular operations, BTSE will suspend processing of deposits and withdrawals starting at block 1978283, which is approximately 5 hours before the fork. You can check your Monero full node for the exact block height, or use a third party site like xmr.noctism.com for the countdown timer (we cannot be held responsible for errors made by third party websites). Any deposits made during this time will not be processed until after we re-enable deposits and withdrawals. We will re-enable deposits and withdrawals after it is clear the planned rule change has gone according to plan. This will be at BTSE's sole discretion, but is expected, under normal circumstances, to occur within 24 hours after the rule change takes effect.
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