As we continue to enhance the BitMEX platform for our users, we will be facilitating a minor upgrade to our system that will temporarily halt trading in our Testnet environment on Thursday, 2 March at 04:15 UTC, and our production (Mainnet) environment on Thursday, 9 March at 00:15 UTC.
Please rest assured that our top priority is, and always will be, to protect our platform and users’ funds. Below you will find further details of the upgrade.
For the Mainnet upgrade scheduled to take place on 9 March, the system will continue in cancel-only mode from 00:15 until 00:20 UTC. Cancel order requests that are made within the 5-minute window before the system upgrade takes place will still be processed.
From 00:20 UTC, any order actions will be rejected. Deposits made during this time will be queued for processing.
The system is expected to be online again in cancel-only mode from approximately 00:45 UTC. Continuous trading will recommence from approximately 00:50 UTC.
From the halt of trading until continuous trading resumes, there will be no Mark Price updates and hence no liquidations.
Please see the below table for a summary:
|Testnet or Mainnet?||Date/ Time||What will happen?||Reason|
|Testnet only||Thursday, 2 March at 04:15 UTC||Trading halts; system in cancel-only mode||To facilitate a minor upgrade to our system|
|Thursday, 2 March at 04:20 UTC||System taken offline for upgrade|
|Thursday, 2 March at approximately 04:45 UTC||System online in cancel-only mode|
|Thursday, 2 March at approximately 04:50 UTC||Continuous trading recommences, Mark Price calculated|
|Mainnet (production) only||Thursday, 9 March at 00:15 UTC||Trading halts; system in cancel-only mode||To facilitate a minor upgrade to our system|
|Thursday, 9 March at 00:20 UTC||System taken offline for upgrade|
|Thursday, 9 March at approximately 00:45 UTC||System online in cancel-only mode|
|Thursday, 9 March at approximately 00:50 UTC||Continuous trading recommences, Mark Price calculated|
While this is a minor upgrade, the process may take longer depending on a number of factors. During the upgrade, relevant updates will be shared on our status page.
Should you have any questions, please contact Support.