Binance down? Temporary suspension of certain trading functions

Thu 20 Jul 2023 ▪ 3 min of reading ▪ by Mikaia A.
Centralized Exchange (CEX)

At a time when FUD is reaching its peak in the cryptosphere, Binance has announced a voluntary interruption of some functionalities linked to Market orders. Although the company has promised to resolve the problem immediately, some crypto investors are in doubt.

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Binance interrupts its Market order services

In March, Binancians experienced a mishap almost identical to what has just happened today. There was a bug on a stop leak order that damaged a matching engine.

As a result, Binance had to temporarily suspend its spot trading functions.

Binance has promised to release an update as soon as the situation returns to normal

According to U°Today, this kind of problem occurs frequently in cryptocurrency exchanges. Even the world’s leading crypto exchange can suffer from this kind of anomaly.

This time, technical problems at Binance have prompted CZ and the entire team to temporarily suspend certain market order functions.

More specifically, they concern the following spot and margin trading options:

the Market Order total ;

and the amount customization slider.

Is this enough to send Binancians into a panic? Normally not. Binance has made it clear that they can still place Market orders via Market Order Amount.

« Bullish people can’t sell? ». To this question, the Binance team responded:

« Hi there, you can still place limit order, and place market orders via Market Order-Amount. »

Do you get déjà-vu?

Digging into Binance’s archives, we found that a similar incident had already occurred back in May. Indeed, the crypto exchange issuer of the BNB token, announced the suspension of the “Market Order—Total” function for certain spot and margin trading pairs.

Strangely, the same “Total” and “Amount customization slider” functions were affected by this failure.

What is a Market Order?

Binance has included a brief definition of a Market Order in its tutorial pages. In addition, you should note that Market orders are suitable for traders in a hurry and those new to trading. Particularly if you find yourself “in a situation where you had a stop-limit order that has been exceeded, and you need to buy/sell as soon as possible”.

However, Market Orders are not suitable for experienced traders.

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Mikaia A. avatar
Mikaia A.

La révolution blockchain et crypto est en marche ! Et le jour où les impacts se feront ressentir sur l’économie la plus vulnérable de ce Monde, contre toute espérance, je dirai que j’y étais pour quelque chose


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