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.
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.
Bitfinex announces it is now offering over-the-counter (OTC) paper trading on its platform.
Bitfinex announces it has joined forces with digital asset custody provider Koine to launch an institutionally oriented post-trade service, enabling investors to mitigate counterparty risk and the use of private keys in the clearing and settlement of cryptocurrencies.
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.
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JL van der Velde
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- CryptocurrencyA cryptocurrency (or crypto currency) is a digital asset designed to work as a medium of exchange using cryptography to secure the transactions and to control the creation of additional units of the currency. Cryptocurrencies are a subset of alternative currencies, or specifically of digital currencies.
- Cryptocurrency exchangeCryptocurrency exchanges are exchange markets for trading cryptocurrencies.