CloudFlare Outage Takes Down Coinbase, CoinMarketCap and Other Top Crypto Websites

A brief outage Tuesday morning at 10:00AM Eastern took down a number of crypto information and trading sites including Coinbase and CoinMarketCap. The issues cleared up around 10:18AM and most sites seem to be running again.

CloudFlare Outage Takes Down Coinbase, CoinMarketCap and Other Top Crypto Websites

Cloudflare, a CDN provider, first noticed the outage at 1:52PM UTC/9:52 AM Eastern and the impacted sites went down shortly after, wreaking havoc on automatic pricing engines including CoinDesk’s. For a moment CoinDesk’s widget displayed a price of $26 per bitcoin.

Coinbase noticed and implemented a fix after the outage.

CloudFlare Outage Takes Down Coinbase, CoinMarketCap and Other Top Crypto Websites

Poloniex noted the outage but explained that no funds were lost while Itbit reported that the front-end web server failed by no back-end functions crashed.

The suspected culprit, Cloudflare, is a service used by many websites to speed up delivery of data and media over the Internet.

Bitcoin price hovered at around $10,000 during the outage, falling as far as $9,958 according to CoinMarketCap.

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