about bitfinex
The go-to exchange to trade crypto
about bitfinex

About us

Bitfinex's mission is to give our users the ultimate cryptocurrency trading experience.

Bitfinex strives to achieve it by providing our users with state-of-the-art trading tools, innovative technology and unparalleled levels of customer service.

The digital asset space is evolving at a breakneck pace. To keep up with such rapid technological innovation requires an equally forward-thinking and agile approach. Bitfinex provides state-of-the-art digital asset trading services for our users and global liquidity providers.

We firmly believe that the best cryptocurrency trading experience should be available to everyone.

Our story

As a cryptocurrency exchange founded in 2012, Bitfinex has always been at the forefront of technological innovation in digital asset trading.

The Bitfinex team has gained invaluable experience in blockchain technology while the platform has cemented its position as the go-to place for digital asset traders and institutions to trade.

In addition to a suite of advanced trading features and charting tool, Bitfinex provides access to peer-to-peer (P2P) financing, an OTC market and margin trading for a wide selection of digital assets and derivatives trading. Bitfinex’s strategy focuses on delivering the best crypto trading experience for professional traders and liquidity providers around the world through the delivery of cutting-edge technology.

Our products



Bitfinex seeks to provide deep and reliable liquidity in the cryptocurrency ecosystem. We deliver a variety of products and services, including margin trading, derivatives(1) and institutional-grade connectivity.
The Affiliate Program

The Affiliate Program

Uncapped commission and rewards are available to all members of the affiliate program based upon their social footprint on the platform, in accordance with the Affiliate Program Terms
Public Leaderboard

Public Leaderboard

A forum for traders to showcase their skills and learn from the best.


Bitfinex’s secure, high-speed APIs provide access to all features developers require for full integration with their trading platforms.


Bitfinex’s native utility token, UNUS SED LEO(3), provides holders with a variety of benefits, including discounts on trading fees and P2P lending fees.
Bitfinex Borrow

Bitfinex Borrow

Set your own payment terms on our peer-to-peer platform using a number of different cryptocurrencies as collateral. You can use funds on Bitfinex or withdraw and spend as you choose (2).

Bitfinex seeks to provide deep and

reliable liquidity in the cryptocurrency

ecosystem. We deliver a variety of

products and services, including

margin trading, derivatives(1)

and institutional-grade connectivity.

1. The derivatives platform is provided by iFinex Financial Technologies Limited. References to Bitfinex Derivatives in this post are references to iFinex Financial Technologies Limited.


Bitfinex’s senior management team brings together decades of experience in technology, financial services and compliance.

JL joined Bitfinex as CEO in 2013. A technologist at heart, his focus has been on developing a strict compliance system & collaborating with banking, regulatory & law enforcement to pioneer innovation within the space.

JL van der Velde

Chief Executive Officer

Giancarlo is the serving CFO of Bitfinex. Giancarlo has, since 2012, been instrumental in the development of Bitfinex, establishing banking relationships, attracting key personnel & re-domiciling the exchange.

Giancarlo Devasini

Chief Financial Officer

Claudia joined Bitfinex in 2015 and now serves as COO, overseeing the implementation of long-term, strategic business goals while ensuring effective procedures are in place. Claudia has deep expertise in blockchain and fintech along with a high-level understanding of research, development, and marketing.

Claudia Lagorio

Chief Operating Officer

Paolo joined Bitfinex early 2015 and now serves as CTO, developing & managing core parts of the Bitfinex backend. Paolo has been building valuable tools & infrastructure for financial innovation for the past 15 years.

Paolo Ardoino

Chief Technology Officer

Peter specialises in intelligence-led criminal and terrorist financing investigations, compliance and understanding the link between banking and virtual currency environments.

Peter Warrack

Chief Compliance Officer

Stuart is an international cryptocurrency lawyer & accountant acting for leading businesses within this dynamic space. Stu obtained his law degree from University of Toronto in 1996 & spent 8 years at EY prior to joining Bitfinex.

Stuart Hoegner

General Counsel

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