The exchange explained that services will be down for several weeks as new financial partnerships are forged:
“We expect to resume operations in approximately 2 weeks.”bitcoin mining farm in Carabobo, which was carried out by the Organized Crime Bureau of the Bolivarian National Police.
Additionally, SurBitcoin told clients to use P2P bitcoin marketplace LocalBitcoins for the time being. LocalBitcoins volumes have been surging in Venezuela for the last few months as Venezuela's national currency, the bolivar, has completely collapsed.
The same trend can also be seen in neighbouring Colombia, where bitcoin turnover on LocalBitcoins surged to an all-time high last week.