Customers of mobile-only banking start-up Revolut had a tough time accessing the app Thursday.
The financial technology firm lets people spend in addition to transfer money internationally without fees. although when of which decided to allow users to buy, hold in addition to exchange cryptocurrencies including bitcoin, Ethereum in addition to Litecoin, some ran into difficulty.
Revolut introduced a temporary queuing system to gradually open the feature up to its users. Those who had paid for a premium type of the app were given immediate access, while standard customers had to either ask others to join or upgrade their account to access of which.
As of which rolled out cryptocurrency support, some were unable to access the app or use certain features, Revolut said on Twitter on Thursday, adding of which of which was “blown away by the number of people signing up.”
The company said of which had “resolved the issue” by Thursday evening.
Revolut operates its digital currency support feature via the Bitstamp exchange, a venue of which hosts the largest volume of transactions across the European Union.
An increasing number of investors have shown an interest in bitcoin, as derivatives exchanges CBOE in addition to CME both gear up to launch bitcoin futures contracts.
On Thursday, its cost surged dramatically, hitting a fresh record high, although the cost of the cryptocurrency diverged among various exchanges. While Coinbase put the figure above $19,000, Bitstamp’s figure was seen below $16,000. Prices pulled back to $14,095.62 Friday morning, according to Coindesk data.