Bitcoin transactions were temporarily suspended on Monday night after a technical glitch with Bitcoin mining software, according to a report by Ars Technica.
After the glitch, the value of Bitcoins plummeted by 23 percent, dropping from $48 to $37, but the price soon recovered to $44, according to the report.
Major Bitcoin exchange Mt.Gox resumed Bitcoin deposits at 5:30 am EST Tuesday.
“Early this morning, a Bitcoin block too big for version 0.7 was mined by miners using version 0.8, creating a fork in the blockchain. After some deliberation in the community, it was decided that miners should downgrade their version and continue the 0.7 fork until the issue is resolved,” according to a statement by Mt.Gox.
Mt.Gox assured that Bitcoin deposits with Mt.Gox or those in transit at the time of the issue are safe.
The issue is a setback for Bitcoins, which have seen increased acceptance and adoption over the past few months, including a number of web hosts that have begun accepting Bitcoin payment. Most recently, Namecheap offered customers the option to pay for hosting or domain services with Bitcoins.
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