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Bitfinex

Bitfinex

Bitfinex is a digital currency exchange platform based in Hong Kong that was founded in 2012 by Raphael Nicolle and Giancarlo Devasini.

Bitfinex is a digital currency exchange based in Hong Kong. It was founded by Raphael Nicolle and Giancarlo Devasini in 2012. Bitfinex is the worlds largest cryptocurrency trading platform, and features cryptocurrency exchange, margin trading, margin funding market, ordered types, customizable interface, and API platforms.

Fees

Bitfinex charges "maker" and "taker" fees to its users. Maker fees are fees paid when a user adds liquidity to the Bitfinex order book, and taker fees are fees paid when liquidity is removed from the Bitfinex order book.

Timeline

U.S. regulators send subpoena to Bitfinex, Tether

The U.S. Commodity Future Trading Commission reportedly sent subpoenas to Bitfinex as well as Tether. The companies responded with an emailed statement, “We routinely receive legal process from law enforcement agents and regulators conducting investigations. It is our policy not to comment on any such requests.”

Bitfinex announces a hack of their platform resulting in ~120,000 stolen bitcoin.

Bitcoin worth approximately $72M was stolen from the exchange platform, making it the largest cryptocurrency theft since the Mt. Gox hack.

People

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Giancarlo Devasini

Co-Founder & CFO

JL van der Velde

CEO

Paolo Ardoino

CTO

Peter Warrack

CCO

Raphael Nicolle

Co-Founder

Stuart Hoegner

General Counsel

Further reading

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Ethfinex Liquidity Token:Creating the worlds most liquid exchange for digital assets.Built for the Ethereum community, using Ethereum.

Bitfinex Team

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