- Binance had announced the freeze of deposits and withdrawals during the upgrade.
- Binance stated that the BNB Smart Chain will resume normal operations.
The BNB Smart Chain was hacked for almost $100 million five days ago, prompting a temporary halt in transactions until the problem is resolved. The hacker at the time used fake security proofs to breach the cross-chain connection in the blockchain network. After the attack, Binance said it will release an update on October 12 that would fix the protocol with a security patch.
The Exchange stated:
“The BNB Smart Chain (BEP20) network upgrade and hard fork will take place at the BNB Smart Chain block height of 22,107,423, or approximately at 2022-10-12 08:00 (UTC). Deposits and withdrawals on BNB Smart Chain (BEP20) will be suspended starting from approximately 2022-10-12 07:00 (UTC).”
Normal Operations Resumed
Moreover, Binance announced the freeze of deposits and withdrawals during the upgrade through Twitter, “Binance has temporarily frozen deposits and withdrawals for BNB Smart Chain (BEP20) network to enable the network upgrade [and] hard fork.” After the update was completed at about 5:16 a.m. (ET), Binance announced that the BNB Smart Chain will resume normal operations. The most active exchange in the world tweeted their gratitude and regret any inconvenience.
BNB’s price versus the USD has dropped 0.4% in the previous 24 hours, while four of the top five tokens by market size have witnessed tiny percentage increases. On October 12, BNB’s price fluctuated over a period of 24 hours between $269.98 and $273.67 per share.
In terms of market cap, BNB ranks #5 all-time, although its value has dropped 60% from its all-time high (ATH). While this is a 60% decline from BNB’s ATH, it is far less severe than the 70%-90%+ declines seen in many other digital assets.
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