Earlier today I sent an email to all users telling you that Bitcoin payments were temporarily suspended due to a problem on http://blockchain.info API service.

A few hours ago the issue has been resolved on blockchain’s side and we’ve enabled Bitcoin payments again, so all is good.

Also, on that email I made a few mistakes that I’d like to correct here.
The last thing I want is to be the guy spreading innacurate information.

Mistake #1

> [1] – http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9238118/Mt._Gox_under_largest_DDoS_attack_as_bitcoin_price_surges

I sent the URL above meaning to point to a recent news article, but that is actually an old news from April 2013 (duh!)

The correct link would be:
[1] – http://www.coindesk.com/mt-gox-halts-bitcoin-withdrawals-price-drop/

Mistake #2

> During the last couple of days the Bitcoin network has been under heavy DDoS attacks.
> Those attacks forced MtGox (and some other Bitcoin exchange services) to halt bitcoin transactions temporarily while they are working together with core developers to solve the issue.

This is not accurate. The problems with BTC withdrawal delays on MtGox are not caused by DDoS attacks on the Bitcoin network but by a technical issue in the network known as “transaction malleability”.

The following press releases from MtGox help clarify the issue
https://www.mtgox.com/press_release_20140207.html
https://www.mtgox.com/press_release_20140210.html

Mistake #3

> Blockchain.info did not halt transactions but they made some changes to their API behaviour in a preventive effort to avoid being affected by those attacks.

Wrong again, that was a fast assumption I made. According to their blog, they had a problem with one of their database nodes, and turned on DDoS protection to not make the problem worse.
http://blog.blockchain.info/2014/02/12/having-trouble-using-our-services/

That’s a lot of mistakes on a single email isn’t it?
Shame on me, sorry about that! That’s what I get for writing and sending emails in a hurry.

Thank you all for your support and understanding.
Special thanks to rprnospam for reaching out and pointing out those mistakes.

Tony Lâmpada