Announcements

Stay Connected With The Bitfinex App February 12, 2019

The new and improved Bitfinex app launches today. Take advantage of all market movements with the full-functionality Bitfinex app - optimised for trading on the move.

We thank you for your patience whilst we incorporated your feedback, and hope you enjoy this new Bitfinex trading experience.

Visit your App Store today to get started - Iphone | Android.

BitTorrent (BTT) Airdrop Program February 10, 2019

We are delighted to announce full support for the BitTorrent (BTT) Airdrop Program, available to all Tron (TRX) holders.

An initial snapshot of all Bitfinex TRX balances will be taken at block height 6,600,000 (estimated to be on Monday February 11th, 2019).

The TRON Foundation have announced that BTT will be distributed to TRX holders at a 1:0.11 ratio (holders of 1 TRX will receive 0.11 BTT).

The amount of BTT distributed to TRX holders will increase gradually over time, until 2025, at which point the airdrop programme will be discontinued. For more information on the BTT Airdrop Programme, please refer to the Official BitTorrent announcement.

Bitfinex Introduces Trading For V Systems January 18, 2019

Bitfinex is pleased to introduce trading for V Systems (VSYS) against BTC and USD.

V Systems is a blockchain cloud project working to create a new digital economy era. V Systems aims to deliver the world's first object-oriented, general purpose distributed database, empowered to deploy and sustain complex decentralized applications.

Built upon a Supernode Proof-of-Stake (SPoS) consensus, V Systems has a modular structure that supports multiple consensus algorithms and a user-friendly blockchain creation platform which significantly lowers entry barriers for blockchain development and experimentation.

To learn more about V Systems and the VSYS token, please visit the Bitfinex knowledge base.

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Bitfinex introduces trading for Blockpass January 17, 2019

Bitfinex is pleased to introduce trading for Blockpass (PASS) against ETH and USD.

Blockpass (PASS) is a shared KYC platform enabling businesses to share data, reducing overhead costs and saving time for customers. Blockpass has created a digital identity for the connected world, giving individuals control over their data. This is the first step towards the development of a self-identity protocol for everything internet-based.

To learn more about Blockpass and the PASS token, please visit the Bitfinex knowledge base.

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Bitfinex introduces trading for RSK Infrastructure Framework January 15, 2019

Bitfinex is pleased to introduce trading for RSK Infrastructure Framework token (RIF) available against BTC and USD.

The RIF token is a token developed on the RSK platform allowing holders to consume (and interact with) services within the RIFOS framework.

The RSK framework, in combination with the RIF token, allows developers to deploy and interact with the applications built atop the RIF OS framework. These include, amongst other things, third-party developed infrastructure services, as well as any additional applications deployed on the RSK framework. For more technical information please see the RIF whitepaper.

The listing of RIF follows November’s listing of rBTC - a gas token native to the RSK framework. To learn more about RSK and the RIF token, please visit the Bitfinex knowledge base.

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Reminder: Downtime Scheduled for 10.00AM UTC (07.01.19) January 07, 2019

One hour from now, at approximately 10:00 AM UTC, Bitfinex will be performing a data migration to dedicated bare-metal servers improving speed and performance.

Both Bitfinex and Ethfinex will be down for up to 7 hours to complete the migration. Account holders will not be able to access their wallets, and all features across both platforms will be offline for the duration of the upgrade.

What this means for you:

  • All funds will remain safe and unaffected throughout the entirety of the migration and will not be at risk at any point throughout the update. No orders will be executed during downtime. All open orders will be kept (regardless of price movements) and resume once the platform is back online.
  • Users will not be liquidated during downtime. However, traders should be aware that if the price moves significantly during this time, they are at risk of liquidation as soon as the platform is reopened and should therefore take necessary precautions.

For more information regarding the update, please see our blog post and refer to the following FAQ. We will be providing further announcements in the run up to the upgrade, so please keep following:

We look forward to providing all our users with an increasingly high-quality trading experience.

Best,

The Bitfinex team

Reminder: Downtime Scheduled for 07.01.09 January 05, 2019

On January 7th, 2019, at approximately 10:00 AM UTC, Bitfinex will be performing a data migration from AWS-Cloud to dedicated bare-metal servers, improving speed, performance and security.

Both Ethfinex and Bitfinex will be down for up to 7 hours to complete the migration. Account holders will not be able to access their wallets, and all features across both platforms will be offline for the duration of the upgrade.

What this means for you:

  • All funds will remain safe and unaffected throughout the entirety of the migration and will not be at risk at any point throughout the update. No orders will be executed during downtime. All open orders will be kept (regardless of price movements) and resume once the platform is back online.
  • Users will not be liquidated during downtime. However, traders should be aware that if the price moves significantly during this time, they are at risk of liquidation as soon as the platform is reopened and should therefore take necessary precautions.

For more information regarding the update, please see our blog post and refer to the following FAQ. We will be providing further announcements in the run up to the upgrade, so please keep following:

We look forward to providing all our users with an increasingly high-quality trading experience.

Best,

The Ethfinex team

Data Migration Maintenance - Telegram AMA, January 3rd January 02, 2019

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.

 
Upcoming ‘Ask Me Anything’ Session

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!

Bitfinex and Ethfinex will be down for a scheduled update on January 7th December 29, 2018

On January 7th, 2019, at approximately 10:00 AM UTC (exact timing to be confirmed), Bitfinex will be performing a data migration to dedicated bare-metal servers to improve speed, performance and security.

Both Bitfinex and Ethfinex will be down for up to 7 hours to complete the migration. Account holders will not be able to access their wallets, and all features across both platforms will be offline for the duration of the upgrade.

What this means for you:

  • All funds will remain safe and unaffected throughout the entirety of the migration and will not be at risk at any point throughout the update. No orders will be executed during downtime. All open orders will be kept (regardless of price movements) and resume once the platform is back online.
  • Users will not be liquidated during downtime. However, traders should be aware that if the price moves significantly during this time, they are at risk of liquidation as soon as the platform is reopened and should therefore take necessary precautions.

Whilst the migration is scheduled to take place on January 7th, placing our traders’ best interests at the forefront, this date will be contingent on market conditions.

For more information regarding the update, please see our blog post and refer to the following FAQ. We will be providing further announcements in the run up to the upgrade, so please keep following:

We look forward to providing all our users with an increasingly high-quality trading experience.

Best,

The Bitfinex team

Bitfinex Introduces Margin Trading for USDT/USD December 21, 2018

From 11:30am UTC Bitfinex opens margin trading for USDT/USD pair, improving our stablecoin offering in line with market evolution and consumer demand.

At Bitfinex we work tirelessly to ensure our platform reflects the needs of professional traders, offering market differentiating order types for unique trading strategies. Today, adding margin trading on USDT/USD pair will not only allow for more efficient price discovery, but in an important move for risk management, unlock the ability to hedge the exposure taken on stablecoins. Along with a dedicated lending market, USDT will be available as collateral for margin positions.

At present, stablecoin margin trading is necessarily limited to USDT/USD, but as part of our commitment to providing a coin agnostic platform there are plans to introduce margin trading for the other major stable coin pairings when sufficient liquidity is reached. Read more about our recent introduction of all major stablecoins to Bitfinex here

As always, our dedicated support team will be available 24/7 for any queries around this update.

The Bitfinex Team.

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