Another exchange closes: this time it’s the turn of VirWox which, through an email to its users, has warned that it will close down on January 6th.
The email invites users to withdraw their funds because, after January 6th, 2020, there will be no more access to the platform, which will close permanently.
This exchange, operating since 2007, offered the possibility to buy and sell bitcoin (BTC) and boasted over 1 million registered users on its platform, allowing the use of different payment methods such as PayPal and credit card, as well as other options.
Its strong point was in the field of virtual currencies, especially those of the game Second Life (SLL): in total, over the years, more than 260 billion of this token have been exchanged on VirWox.
As seen in these days, nobody is certain that an exchange will continue its operations or that it will not be affected by bugs or hacker attacks.
One solution could simply be to switch to decentralised exchanges DEX, which allow trading with a wallet and, as a result, the funds are always in the hands of the end-user and not deposited within the exchange.