Gate.io addresses insolvency rumors amid multichain issues


  • Gate.io has addressed several rumors making the rounds about the company going insolvent.
  • The company says it is focused on its expansion plans.

Gate.io, a prominent cryptocurrency exchange, has responded to rumors circulating about its alleged insolvency, emphasizing that its operations are functioning well. The company also revealed its intention to establish a related trading platform named Gate.HK in Hong Kong.

Gate.io clears insolvency rumors

Speculation regarding Gate.io’s financial stability arose in the wake of events associated with Multichain, a blockchain protocol. On May 24, blockchain analytics firm Arkham Intelligence published data revealing substantial inflows of the MULTI token into Gate.io. Arkham claimed that these inflows were linked to rumors circulating about the Multichain protocol’s team supposedly being arrested in Shanghai.

In response to concerns related to Multichain, Binance, another prominent cryptocurrency exchange, temporarily suspended deposits for several tokens relying on the Multichain protocol. This suspension affected bridged versions of tokens such as Polkastarter (POLS), Alpaca Finance (ALPACA), and Fantom (FTM). Binance cited delayed transactions and paused deposits temporarily while seeking clarification from Multichain.

Further raising questions about Multichain’s situation, on May 31, Multichain released a statement disclosing that its CEO was missing and certain routers within the protocol had become inoperable, as access to the relevant servers was limited to the CEO. Additionally, some Twitter users posted images purportedly showing significant deposits of FTM from Multichain team members into Gate.io.

The company says it is focused on its expansion plans

Blockchain data confirms that over $10 million worth of FTM was transferred from an unidentified user to the firm between May 25 and May 26. However, the identity of the account owner conducting the transaction remains unknown.

These developments surrounding Multichain led some Twitter users to speculate that Gate.io might be exposed to potential repercussions stemming from Multichain’s situation. The exchange’s team has responded to the rumors, explicitly denying them and assuring users that the exchange is processing all withdrawals and operating normally.

While the exchange aims to allay concerns, this situation underscores the inherent risks associated with the cryptocurrency market. Swiftly evolving circumstances surrounding blockchain protocols and their teams can give rise to uncertainty and speculation. Users are advised to exercise caution and conduct thorough research when engaging with digital asset exchanges.

Gate.io’s commitment to expanding its services by establishing Gate.HK in Hong Kong demonstrates its determination to strengthen its presence and cater to a broader range of cryptocurrency industry participants. As the situation surrounding Multichain continues to unfold, investors and users need to remain informed and exercise due diligence when navigating the cryptocurrency landscape.

Disclaimer. The information provided is not trading advice. Cryptopolitan.com holds no liability for any investments made based on the information provided on this page. We strongly recommend independent research and/or consultation with a qualified professional before making any investment decisions.

Share link:

Owotunse Adebayo

Adebayo loves to keep tab of exciting projects in the blockchain space. He is a seasoned writer who has written tons of articles about cryptocurrencies and blockchain.

Most read

Loading Most Read articles...

Stay on top of crypto news, get daily updates in your inbox

Related News

Elon Musk continues to ruin Twitter's legacy, now wants you to pay before you tweet
Subscribe to CryptoPolitan