August 23, 2019 Several major crypto exchanges halt services due to an Amazon Web Services network outage.

Binance and BitMax suspended customer withdrawals this morning, and KuCoin warned customers that “part of [its] services might become unavailable.” The issue highlights concerns over centralization related to the use of AWS. The extent to which DEXs and individual nodes were affected is not currently clear. The outage occurred when an AWS machine room in Tokyo overheated, hindering AWS operations in the Asia Pacific region.