Zimbabwe’s most popular cryptocurrency exchange, Golix, has issued a statement saying they will be shutting down their “exchange’s Orderbook.” The cryptic statement they sent to their customers read:
Dear valued customer.
Please note that we have temporarily taken down the exchange’s Orderbook. Any developments related to this matter will be frequently updated.
We sincerely apologise for any inconvenience caused.
Golix Customer Support Team.
The above statement is a bit confusing but in essence, it means they are temporarily taking away customers ability to exchange. Customers will not be able to buy and sell cryptos through Golix.
In terms of a timeline, this ‘temporary’ hiccup will probably last until they have reached a solution to the RBZ’s ban of cryptocurrencies.
Speaking of resolving the issue…
After RBZ banned banks from dealing or associating themselves with Cryptos, warned the public against trading, they finally proceeded to order Golix to shut down. Golix did not like the sound of that, so they have decided to take the central bank to courts.
Golix is challenging the RBZ’s directive for them to shut down as they believe the RBZ has no jurisdiction over them and they also believe the directive was unlawful as they were not given a chance to appeal the decision.
You can read the full court application here if you are interested.
Anyway, the application was classified as urgent and thus the issue will be entering the High Court today and will be kicking off at 2:30 PM. It will be interesting to see how this one unfolds. Do you believe Golix have a strong enough case? Or do you think RBZ will get their way? Let’s get talking in the comments below
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Golix is a Cryptocurrencies exchange in Zimbabwe. Golix was founded in December 2014 and was initially called BitFinance while their exchange was called Bitcoin Fundi. The company was founded by Tawanda Kembo and Verengai Mabika. In May 2018, Golix was ordered to shut down operations... Read More About Golix