Exchanges

Crypto exchange QuadrigaCX files for creditor protection

January 31, 2019, 5:10PM EDT

QuadrigaCX has filed an application for creditor protection in the Nova Scotia Supreme Court, the Canadian cryptocurrency exchange announced today. This announcement comes after months of customer complaints about withdrawal problems and the sudden shutdown of its platform on Tuesday.

According to QuadrigaCX, for the past few weeks, it has "worked extensively" to address its liquidity issue, including attempting to locate and secure "very significant cryptocurrency reserves held in cold wallets." These efforts have unfortunately been unsuccessful and now QuadrigaCX will address its "significant financial issues" to the Nova Scotia Supreme Court.