ETC Margin Trading Is Live!

Margin trading for the the ETC pairs ETCBTC and ETCUSD is now live! The Margin funding feature has also been enabled allowing users to place ETC margin funding offers and bids. Margin requirements for ETC trading are identical to those of BTC, LTC, and ETH: 30% initial...

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Ethereum Classic Launch

Due to the Ethereum hard fork that occurred at block 1,920,000 on July 20th there are now two independent chains, Ethereum (ETH) and EthereumClassic (ETC). This means that every user who had ETH at the time of the hard fork will have their account credited...

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Ethereum Hard Fork Plans

Today the Ethereum foundation announced plans for an Ethereum hard fork to recover the funds from the DAO exploit. This hard fork is planned to occur at block 1,920,000, which should be on July 20th or 21st depending on your time zone. In anticipation of this hard...

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Bitfinex and CFTC reach settlement

Today, the United States Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) issued an order instituting proceedings against BFXNA Inc. (BFXNA), an entity that conducts business with U.S. customers through the website www.bitfinex.com. In the order, the CFTC accepted BFXNA’s offer of settlement to resolve certain alleged violations...

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Ether launch

Bitfinex is pleased to announce upcoming support for trading Ether.  While we are generally wary of adding new digital assets to the platform and believe that Ether’s future as a store of value is quite uncertain, it is, nonetheless, hard to ignore the Ether trading...

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Withdrawals security changes

In an effort to make everyone’s account more secure, we have modified the rules allowing a withdrawal to be automatically approved.Withdrawals will now be automatically approved if: SMS 2fa enabled 2FA or clef enabled for at least the last 5 days IP Whitelist is used, or all crypto/tether...

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Planned Upgrade

This Sunday we will be making infrastructure upgrades that require us to pause all site operations for the duration of the upgrade. The procedure will begin Sunday at 15:00 UTC (8:00 PST, 11:00 EST, 23:00 HKT) and will take between one and two hours. The main...

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A Fresh Look

Today we’re happy to release a refreshing overhaul to the Bitfinex interface. However, you’ll notice that this is not precisely a “redesign”. In fact, the core of the application remains very familiar. Our goal was to smooth out rough edges, tighten a few loose bolts, and...

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Bitfinex feature announcement: Tether

Bitfinex is pleased to announce the availability of Tether as a withdrawal and deposit method for our verified clients. Verified users now have an additional “Tether” funding option, along with “Crypto-Currencies” and “Wire Transfer” on the Deposit and Withdraw pages. Tether is a Bitcoin-compatible token which...

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