Koinex Exchange Shuts Down Ahead of Crypto Regulation

Another Indian crypto exchange has shut down permanently due to the banking restriction and regulatory delays. The exchange cites denials in payment services and a sharp decline in trading volume resulting from the recent news of a draft bill to ban cryptocurrencies.

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Koinex Shuts Down

Indian cryptocurrency exchange Koinex announced its shutdown Thursday. CEO Rahul Raj explained that “After months of uncertainty and disruption, we have regretfully decided to shut down all digital assets exchange services and operations today,” adding:

The digital assets trading services will be permanently disabled on all our platforms at 2:00 PM IST on Thursday, June 27, 2019. All open orders after this deadline will be automatically cancelled and the funds will be returned to corresponding wallets.

The exchange’s wallet service will continue to be functional but users are required to withdraw all funds from the platform by July 15. “Failing to do so may result in forfeiture of their funds, in case we are unable to keep the wallet function alive post the aforementioned timeline,” the exchange warned.

Koinex explained that a snapshot of users’ wallet balances will be taken for record and its “effort