A rollercoaster ride of a week for Bitcoin has seen exchanges suffer outages as current and new users clamored to trade the sought-after virtual currency.

Popular exchange Coinbase and other exchanges saw a massive surge in the volume of traffic on their exchange - causing delays for users on their platforms.

The exchange eventually had to schedule maintenance on its server in an effort to increase their capacity to meet the massive demand for Bitcoin and Ethereum.

Popular South African exchange, Luno, also struggled to meet the massive volume of traders.

Bitfinex also undertook server maintenance this week, and that prompted a DDOS attack which no doubt hampered trades on the platform.

Source: https://cointelegraph.com/news/exchanges-struggle-with-massive-influx-of-users