Hong Kong-based blockchain payments firm Bitspark has announced that it will end its operations next month due to restructuring issues.
The closure came six years after Bitspark started its operations in the Chinese market.
Bitspark CEO George Harrap said:
“Customers have until March 4 to withdraw their funds. After that, users can withdraw their funds via Bitspark customer support for a further 90 days.”
He added that the blockchain remittance firm Bitspark took the shutdown decision due to internal restructuring. “Hong Kong protests and coronavirus also weighed in on the decision.”
The restructuring included Chief Operating Officer Maxine Ryan who said:
“As of a month ago, I made the decision to step down from my position as COO of Bitspark. This naturally caused a need to restructure the company which unfortunately landed this result.”
“While I hoped the company would continue especially due to the MOM growth, it was determined that due to its inconstancy it wasn’t predictable enough to continue,” she added.
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