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ViaBTC has halted withdrawals.
Do not send any currency to ViaBTC.
ViaBTC states on twitter that it is under a transaction malleability attack. But don't worry, ViaBTC lets everyone know that "your assets are safe" and we all know that nothing is more safe than having assets in an exchange that just stopped processing withdrawals.
Withdrawal attempt made in the past two hours ViaBTC are stuck in status "Processing".
Luke-Jr comments: "Malleability is no reason to suspend withdrawls. (…) The only time malleability is a problem is for advanced smart contracts, not simple payments."
The irony is not lost on many that transaction malleability is solved by segwit which ViaBTC opposed vigorously, for instance by famously commenting on segwit saying that "If a thing smell like shit, you don't have to taste." in a gilded comment on /r/btc.