JPEX blames partners for ‘maliciously’ freezing funds, causing liquidity crisis


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Dubai-based cryptocurrency change JPEX has slammed regulators and “third-party market makers” for a liquidity disaster that has seen the platform hike withdrawal charges and droop sure operations. 

In a Sept. 17 weblog publish, JPEX said “unfair remedy” from sure establishments in Hong Kong, together with unfavorable information, induced its third-party market makers to “maliciously” freeze funds.

“They demanded extra data from the platform for negotiation, proscribing our liquidity and considerably rising our every day working prices, resulting in operational difficulties.”

Blaming the liquidity disaster, JPEX introduced that every one operations affiliated with its Earn product could be “delisted” by Sept. 18. Customers will not be capable of place any new Earn orders and current Earn orders will solely proceed till the product finish date, it mentioned.

Common spot buying and selling exercise seems to stay practical on the time of publication, nevertheless, JPEX customers are alleging that the platform is currently charging a 999 Tether (USDT) payment for withdrawals, on a most quantity of 1,000 USDT.

JPEX didn’t particularly handle the excessive withdrawal payment however pledged to progressively regulate the withdrawal charges “again to regular ranges” after it finishes negotiations with the third-party market makers.

“We promise to get better liquidity from third-party market makers as quickly as doable and progressively regulate the withdrawal charges again to regular ranges,” JPEX mentioned in an announcement, noting the main points might be introduced after negotiations conclude.

Along with shuttering its Earn product, JPEX introduced that it might be utilizing a decentralized autonomous group (DAO) to gather recommendations concerning its restructuring from customers.

Cointelegraph contacted JPEX however didn’t obtain a response by the point of publication.

Associated: Hong Kong central bank warns against crypto firms using banking terms

On Sept. 13, the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Fee (FSC) issued a warning against JPEX for allegedly promoting its companies to Hong Kong residents regardless of not having utilized for a license within the nation.

In a statement, the SFC wrote that it had noticed a “variety of suspicious options” in regards to the practices of JPEX, together with providing very excessive returns and different discrepancies in the way it had marketed itself to the Hong Kong public regardless of being unlicensed.

An attendee of the Token 2049 convention in Singapore claimed that the JPEX sales space on the occasion had been deserted the day after the FSC issued its warning.

Native police in Hong Kong have now acquired no less than 83 complaints in regards to the change, according to a Sept. 18 report from the South China Morning Submit.

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