The BitMEX exchange of cryptocurrency derivatives, which came under the gun of attention of American regulators, faced a significant increase in the volume of funds withdrawn from the platform. Thus, over the past day, users have withdrawn from it more than $ 85 million.
At the same time, according to TokenAnalyst, the total amount of deposits on BitMEX for the same period was only $ 12 million.
The sum of funds withdrawn from the platform was the largest among the leading cryptocurrency exchanges.
For comparison, with Binance, $ 54 million with $ 58 million of deposits was withdrawn in the last 24 hours, with Bitstamp $ 50 million with $ 52 million of deposits, Bittrex users withdrew $ 5 million during this time and contributed $ 4 million, to Poloniex these figures amounted to $ 4 million during this time and contributed $ 6 million, respectively.
Recall, on the eve of the message appeared that the Commission on Urgent Exchange Trade USA (CFTC) has launched an investigation into BitMEX. In particular, the agency intends to find out whether the exchange allowed Bitcoin derivatives to be traded to US citizens without registration.
On March 6 of this year, BitMEX updated the user agreement, officially banning residents of the United States, the Canadian province of Quebec and some other regions from trading on the platform. Earlier, in November last year, BitMEX deactivated the account of the well-known trader Ton Weiss, suggesting that he is a US citizen.