MOSCOW, Dec 25 – PRIME. The rate of the most popular cryptocurrency in the world – bitcoin – rose above the $ 2 million mark on the Livecoin exchange. As RBC writes with reference to a representative of the exchange, what happened is a “carefully planned attack.” He asked Livecoin customers to stop using the service. Including – to stop making deposits and trading. It is noted that on December 24, on Thursday, the cost of crypto coins on Livecoin grew tenfold or more. In particular, the Ethereum rate reached $ 15 thousand (the average market value is $ 600). XRP went up from $ 0.30 to $ 17. These surges were recorded immediately after Livecoin closed the withdrawal option without warning. Later on the main page of the site a message appeared: Dear clients. We ask you to immediately stop using our service, in every sense: do not deposit funds to your addresses, do not trade, do not use the API. We have undergone a carefully planned attack, which we anticipate has been in preparation for the past months. We have completely lost control over the servers, backend and nodes. As a result, we were not able to stop our service. Our channels of communication with customers via social media have also been compromised, the exchange said. The site representative emphasized that Livecoin was able to regain partial control over the front-end and get the opportunity to place this ad. The team added that it “fights” for servers around the clock, as well as for the domain and user funds.