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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Comments regarding the CFTC

We want to address the rumor circulating regarding the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) inquiries about our business operations and the potential implications of the CFTC’s order regarding Coinflip, Inc. First, as of this posting, we have not been contacted by the CFTC and have,...

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Darkcoin (AKA Dash) to cease trading

Due to persistently low demand for trading in Darkcoin (AKA Dash), we have decided to remove Darkcoin from our crypto-currency trading pairs. Darkcoin trading will terminate on August 31st, 2015 at midnight UTC. Users will have one month - until midnight UTC on September 30,...

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New Commission Structure

We have decided to unify our BTC and LTC trading fee schedules into one universal tier structure based upon overall USD value traded in the last 30 days. We have also added additional tiers that reduce the taker rate. This new system will allow traders...

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