Digital currency startup Coinbase says it paused trading for litecoin and ethereum, a move that came amid a period of heightened price action around both cryptocurrencies.
According to a message posted to its mobile app, "litecoin and ethereum buys and sells are temporarily disabled. We apologize for any inconvenience." The message links to Coinbase's status page, which shows a "major outage" for both litecoin and ethereum. An incident report posted to the page states that the situation had been resolved as of 12:01 p.m. EST.
The issues do not appear to extend entirely to GDAX, the company's digital asset exchange, although its own status page states that there is a "partial outage" for litecoin withdrawals. GDAX's litecoin market is seeing "degraded performance," according to the page, whereas ether trading is occurring as normal.