On Monday 7th January 2019 (time to be confirmed), Bitfinex and Ethfinex will be offline for a duration between three to seven hours as iFinex completes the final stage of its data migration to dedicated bare-metal servers.
Aided by Market Synergy (announced earlier this year), iFinex is switching from AWS cloud to a self-designed infrastructure hosted in a Swiss data centre in the heart of Crypto Valley. iFinex will have its own dedicated servers and has selected premium hardware that is the best suited to high volume trading. The last stage in this process necessitates taking iFinex trading platforms offline, meaning that Bitfinex and Ethfinex account holders will be unable to trade or access their wallets during the transition. For more information on this, please refer to the recent data migration announcement published on December 29th.
In light of the upcoming maintenance on January 7th, we have scheduled an AMA to take place on the Bitfinex Telegram tomorrow, January 3rd at 4PM UTC. This AMA will act as a Q&A session for traders to clear up any concerns associated with the scheduled downtime, as well as for users to ask questions into the longer-term changes on Bitfinex made possible by this event. The AMA will take place tomorrow, January 3rd, on the Bitfinex Telegram channel at 4PM UTC. We look forward to seeing you there!