Bitfinex will be undertaking planned infrastructure maintenance on October 4, 2018 between 06:00 AM UTC and 18:00 PM UTC. The exact timing of the maintenance update will made public 30 minutes prior to the start of the update.
Traders should expect a service interruption of roughly 2 hours while this maintenance is being performed.
During the update, all trading and financing markets will be unavailable and no deposits or withdrawals will be processed. Users will be unable to control, edit or cancel their active orders and active positions throughout the maintenance period. Users who wish to not be affected by potential price movements on other platforms once Bitfinex reopens *must* take action by cancelling orders and closing positions before the update begins.
Unfortunately we cannot give an exact time for the platform update other than the abovementioned broad parameters due to the risk of DDOS attacks, attempted market manipulation and more. We will do our utmost to communicate the precise timing to all our users in sufficient time for you to prepare your trading strategy accordingly.
To stay informed throughout the maintenance period, please refer to bitfinex.statuspage.io.
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Bitfinex is pleased to introduce trading for Contentbox (BOX) and Content Neutrality Network (CNN).
Trading will be available against ETH and USD and will see 0% maker fees on Ethfinex for the first 3 days of trading.
Both tokens were winners of round 9 of the Ethfinex Community Listing vote, a biweekly vote amongst Ethfinex users to determine new token listings. The voting takes place on Nectar.community - the Nectar (NEC) powered governance platform for Ethfinex users.
The third winner of the Ethfinex token vote, VideoCoin, will be listed as and when their token becomes available for trading.
To learn more about the tokens, please visit the Bitfinex knowledge base.
Bitfinex is pleased to introduce trading for Tezos (XTZ).
Tezos (XTZ) is a blockchain system designed to govern and upgrade itself through establishing a true digital commonwealth. Tezos facilitates formal verification, a technique which mathematically proves the correctness of the code governing transactions and boosts the security of the most sensitive or financially weighted smart contracts.
Trading for XTZ will be available against BTC and USD. Margin trading and P2P funding will be enabled gradually as liquidity develops.
To learn more about Tezos, please visit the Bitfinex knowledge base.
We are pleased to introduce Ethfinex Trustless - an Ethereum-based trading solution placing security, privacy and control in the hands of the user.
With Ethfinex Trustless there are no signups, no deposit or withdrawal delays and no sacrificing custody of your tokens. Users retain full control of their funds throughout the entirety of the trading experience whilst executing trades against a highly liquid off-chain order book to ensure a high quality trading experience.
Connecting directly to the Bitfinex/Ethfinex order book - one of the most liquid order books in the industry - Ethfinex Trustless allows users to take advantage of a high-liquidity, low-spread trading experience without sacrificing the control that this movement is founded upon.
Roll Out Plan
For the first 2 weeks you will be required to hold at least 1 Nectar token (NEC) in your Ethereum wallet in order to trade. The initial pairs will be ETH/USDT, OMG/USDT, OMG/ETH, ZRX/USDT, and ZRX/ETH, with 40+ tokens to be added following a successful roll out.
To learn more about navigating Ethfinex Trustless, please refer to the following Knowledge base section.
Ethfinex Trustless is a first step towards building a decentralised trading platform. Through removing the multitude of concerns associated with current centralised trading platforms, Ethfinex aims to power a new era of digital asset trading — an era in which security, privacy and liquidity is placed in the hands of the user.
Read the full launch announcement here.
Take control of your trading on trustless.ethfinex.com.
We are pleased to introduce trading for Universa (UTNP), TokenCard (TKN) and ParkinGO (GOT).
Trading for Universa and Tokencard will be available against ETH and USD. Trading for ParkinGO will be available against ETH, USD and EUR.
Universa and Tokencard tokens were winners of round 7 of the Ethfinex Community Listing vote, a biweekly vote amongst Ethfinex users to determine new token listings. The voting takes place on Nectar.community - the Nectar (NEC) powered governance platform for Ethfinex users. The third winner of the Ethfinex token vote, Ultra.io, will be listed as and when their token comes available for trading.
To learn more about the respective tokens, please visit support.bitfinex.com.
In early July, Bitfinex announced full support for the VeChain VEN - VET token swap. In line with this, we are pleased to be able to communicate the start of the VeChain migration process.
To ensure a smooth and trouble-free migration for all our users, the token migration will be completed according to the following steps:
VEN deposits and withdrawals have been suspended as of 12:00 AM UTC, 28/08/18.
Trading in all VEN pairs (BTC, ETH & USD) will be suspended as of 11:00 AM UTC, 28/08/18. A VEN balance snapshot will be taken at this time.
The token migration will take place. Tokens will be converted in a ratio of 1:100(100 VET for every VEN).
Trading will reopen for VET against BTC, ETH & USD at approximately 15:00 PM UTC, 28/08/18. Deposits and withdrawals will be enabled in line with this.
Please note that deposits and withdrawals of VEN are to be suspended permanently following step 1 and Bitfinex will be unable to accept transactions in this token moving forward.
We are pleased to introduce trading for Banyan Network (BBN), Autonio AI (NIO) & Digix Gold (DGX).
Trading will be available against ETH & USD and will see 0% maker fees on Ethfinex for the first 3 days of trading.
All 3 tokens were winners of round 7 of the Ethfinex Community Listing vote, a biweekly listing vote which takes place on Nectar.community - the Nectar (NEC) powered governance platform for Ethfinex users.
To learn more about the respective tokens, please visit support.ethfinex.com.
We are pleased to announce the addition of new fee tiers to Bitfinex, designed to reward traders and encourage the continuous addition of liquidity to maintain competitive markets across our platform. These additions are a further demonstration of our commitment to delivering the most innovative and rewarding experience for traders on Bitfinex.
The updated fee tiers are available here. Please note that the new fee tiers will be added to our existing fee schedule; fee tiers for 30 day volumes below 300,000,000 USD equivalent remain unaffected. The new fee tiers may require up to 18 hours to take effect. The updated fee change is not retroactive. At Bitfinex we take the integrity of our fee structure extremely seriously. No user, token, project, or employee receives special treatment on our platform and we do not offer undisclosed preferential fee discounts to inflate volumes. The integrity of our fee structure will always be of paramount importance, regardless of consequences associated with this approach. For a full overview of the updated fee schedule, please refer to the following post.
Starting from September 1st, 2018, 00:00 UTC, Bitfinex will be implementing a series of changes to the way we manage WebSocket connections to our APIs.
As of September 1st, every WebSocket connection will have a limit of 50 subscriptions to market data feed channels (tickers, book, candles, trades, ...). We kindly ask all users to adapt their application setup accordingly to split subscriptions to channels on more WebSocket.
As an example, if you subscribe to all tickers, books, candles, trades channels on a single WebSocket connection, you'll receive
to notify the quota if the current socket is full. For users, this means handling multiple streams, or running multiple instances and spreading them over different pairs.
Implementing this API change results in quicker connections for all our API users, meaning quicker data feeds and optimised trading strategies.
. For issues, please contact
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We are pleased to announce the distribution of Everipedia (IQ) IQ as part of the EOS airdrop campaign. Airdropped tokens have been distributed based on the settled EOS wallet balances as they were on June 2nd 21:59:59 UTC - the time of the EOS Mainnet Snapshot.
The Everipedia (IQ) distribution coefficient is computed to be ~1.09. Since the IQ airdrop is 5.1 IQ for each EOS, the resulting calculation yields ~5.45 IQ per EOS for qualifying balances.
We have also enabled trading for IQ tokens on Bitfinex in what represents the first EOS pair to be introduced to Bitfinex. Everipedia IQ tokens are displayed as IQX on Bitfinex and will be available to trade against EOS and USD.