Post Mortem: Gemini Exchange Downtime on November 29, 2017

As many are aware, Bitcoin attained new peaks of value on November 28th and into November 29th. On the morning of November 29th, our Web interface experienced an unprecedented increase in traffic which impacted the performance and availability of our Web interface and to a lesser extent our API servers. At no time was this increase in traffic an attack on any of our systems and our customers’ funds remain secure. This was solely a result of an unprecedented surge of requests on our platform. Throughout the events that lasted from 10:11AM EST through 07:11PM EST, we made repeated attempts […]