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Announcements > Bitfinex to Support Ethereum Istanbul Upgrade December 06, 2019

We're pleased to announce that Bitfinex will be supporting Ethereum's upcoming system-wide Istanbul upgrade.

The scheduled upgrade will happen at block number 9,069,000, which is predicted to occur on Saturday, December 7, 2019.

Bitfinex customers will not be able to deposit or withdraw ETH and ERC20 tokens starting from a few hours before the upgrade. Should you be depositing ETH or ERC20 tokens, please do so enough time in advance.

You can still trade ETH and ERC20 tokens during this upgrade.

Once the network upgrade is complete, deposits and withdrawals will resume.

For more information on the Ethereum Istanbul Upgrade, please visit: blog.ethereum.org/2019/11/20/ethereum-istanbul-upgrade-announcement