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Bitfinex to List ARB, Arbitrum’s New Native Token 

Bitfinex to List ARB, Arbitrum’s New Native Token 

ROAD TOWN, British Virgin Islands – March 20, 2023 – Bitfinex (www.bitfinex.com/), a state-of-the-art digital token trading platform, announced today that it will be one of the first exchanges to list ARB, the new governance token of Arbitrum, a leading Ethereum layer 2 scaling solution..

Launched in 2021 by Offchain Labs, Arbitrum is a layer-2 blockchain designed to facilitate more transactions, prevent fraud and scams, and lower transaction costs. Arbitrum achieves this by utilising optimistic rollup, a data-compression algorithm that combines multiple transactions into one transaction. Projects on the blockchain include Radiant, a decentralised finance (DeFi) protocol focused on allowing their customers to seamlessly deposit and borrow across multiple blockchains, and GMX, a decentralised exchange focused on perpetual contracts.

The release of ARB marks Arbitrum’s official transition into a decentralised autonomous organisation (DAO). This means holders of the ARB governance tokens will have the ability going forward to vote on key decisions governing the Arbitrum Nova and One networks, which are what enable users to transact on Ethereum with higher speeds and lower fees. 

“We are delighted to introduce the highly-anticipated ARB token,” said Henry Child, Head of Tokens at Bitfinex. “Given how quickly the Arbitrum ecosystem has grown with its emphasis on high speed and low costs, I am confident our customers will be interested in seeing how the token performs in liquid public markets where it can realise its full valuation potential.”

Offchain Labs’ announcement of the ARB token follows its high-profile acquisition of Prysmatic Labs. As one of the core development teams behind last year’s Ethereum Merge, Prysmatic Labs is considered to be a critical piece to expanding the Arbitrum ecosystem going forward. 

Bitfinex will open deposits for ARB on March 22, 2023 at approximately 10am UTC. Trading of ARB will commence on March 23, 2023 at approximately 1pm UTC, in trading pairs against the US Dollar (USD) and Tether tokens (USDt).

To access ARB on Bitfinex, visit https://www.bitfinex.com/.

*All customers of www.bitfinex.com are subject to Bitfinex’s terms of service (“TOS”). Please note that U.S. persons (as defined in the TOS), among other prohibited persons (as defined in the TOS), are strictly prohibited from directly or indirectly holding, owning or operating an Account (as defined in the TOS) on www.bitfinex.com. 

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