Zipmex Binance Smart Chain Deposit/Withdrawal Suspension due to Euler Hard Fork Upgrade

June 21, 2022

Dear Zipmex customers,

Zipmex exchange will temporarily suspend the deposit & withdrawal functions for Binance Coin and BEP20 tokens (SPS, CGU) on 22nd June 2022, 15.00 pm (UTC +7) (or 22nd June 2022, 8.00 am (UTC)). This is to support the latest Euler hard fork taking place on the Binance Smart Chain

What happens next?

  • BNB and BEP20 tokens (SPS, CGU) deposits & withdrawals will be suspended on Zipmex from 22nd June 2022, 15.00 pm (UTC +7) (or 22nd June 2022, 8.00 am (UTC) till the upgraded network has been deemed stable.
  • BNB and BEP20 tokens (SPS, CGU) trading will not be affected and you will still be able to buy or sell BNB as usual.
  • The network upgrade and hard fork will not result in any new tokens being created.

Who is Leonhard Euler?

Euler is the titular academic best known for his contributions to mathematics and physics. His largest contributions are recognized in the fields of graph theory, topology, as well as analytic number theory and calculus.  The hard fork was named by Binance in honor of his work.

What is a hardfork?

Hardforks are upgrades to a blockchain that render it incompatible with any prior releases. In this case, the Binance Smart Chain hardfork will require more than 50% of all validators to upgrade to the new release in order to continue producing blocks (essentially, to write to the blockchain). Non-compliance with the upgrade will render these validators unable to receive or execute further blocks after the hard fork.

What does the Euler hard fork do?

The Euler hard fork implements BEP-131 – short form for Binance Smart Chain Evolution Protocol 131 – that will add Candidate validators into the network. This will have the following benefits for the Binance Smart Chain network:

  1. Increase decentralization
  2. Improve availability of the network
  3. Add incentive for validators with low voting power to keep their nodes active and attract user delegators (where previously there was little/none)
  4. Increased network resilience; previously if more than half of the validators were to be rendered inoperable, the network would go down. However, with this BEP, the network can still continue to operate seamlessly.

Zipmex will follow the announcements by Binance closely for network resumption to resume deposit and withdrawal functionality for Binance Smart Chain. We will notify you if there are any further announcements.

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