Announcements

AMPL Trading Competition Now Open July 10, 2019

Following the successful Ampleforth token sale on Tokinex, we have made 20,000 AMPL tokens up for grabs in an AMPL trading competition.

Competition Start: Wednesday 10th July 12pm UTC

Competition End: Wednesday 31st July 12 PM UTC

To participate, traders must hold at average of 50 AMPL tokens in their Bitfinex or Ethfinex exchange wallet for the duration of the competition. Traders will then be ranked in order of trading volume, with the top 100 eligible for the following prizes:

  1. Position 1-5: 800 AMPL;
  2. Position 6-10: 400 AMPL;
  3. Position 11-20: 300 AMPL;
  4. Position 21-50: 200 AMPL;
  5. Position 51-100: 100 AMPL.

For full competition rules, please see our announcement Here

July NEC Distribution July 09, 2019

Nectar tokens have now been credited to Market Makers on Ethfinex. These are in proportion to maker volume over the last 30 days (10th June - 08th July).

The total maker volume during this 30 day period was 232,898,941 USD.

Ethfinex sent 50% of fees collected to the Nectar vault contract: 248.58 ETH

A total of 239,896 NEC were therefore created.

IMPORTANT UPDATE

Since inception, our roadmap has been fuelled by plans to fully decentralise the Ethfinex platform and governance structure, with key examples spanning the efxDAO, nectar.community and trustless.ethfinex.com.

In line with this mission, it's now time to transition Nectar to the next step in its evolution - from 'distribution phase' to the fast-approaching 'NEC 2.0' model (soon to be announced), which will see a carefully designed array of improved features and utilities.

As such, we confirm this months issuance will serve as the penultimate round, with 08/08/2019 being the final date users will be rewarded for their market-making activity on Ethfinex.

Whilst an exciting chapter, this also means the next 30 days will be the final period within which users can earn NEC for market-making on Ethfinex before we evolve to the new model.

More details will be released over the course of the next month. If you have any questions please contact [email protected]

Reminder: Downtime Scheduled For 8.45 AM UTC June 26, 2019

Approximately one hour from now, at approximately 8:45 AM UTC, Bitfinex will be offline for up to seven hours as we commence a platform upgrade designed to enhance the stability and scalability of the iFinex matching engine.

Both Bitfinex and Ethfinex will be down for up to 7 hours to complete the upgrade. 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.

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

Trading enabled for Tripio (TRIO), LOOM (LOOM) and Swarm (SWM) against ETH and USD. June 24, 2019

After successfully winning round 16 of the Ethfinex Token Vote, Ethfinex is pleased to introduce trading for TRIO, LOOM and SWM

Trading will be available against ETH and USD and will see 0% maker fees on Ethfinex for the first 3 days of trading or until 30-day vol surpasses $1m.

For any questions, reach out to us on Telegram, Twitter and at [email protected]

Bitfinex and Ethfinex to Complete Platform Upgrade on June 26 2019 June 20, 2019

On June 26, both Bitfinex and Ethfinex will be offline for up to seven hours as we commence a platform upgrade designed to enhance the stability and scalability of the iFinex matching engine.

The platform upgrade will require taking all iFinex trading platforms offline for the duration of the maintenance period. This means that traders across both Bitfinex and Ethfinex will be unable to trade, view or access their wallets during the update.

Traders across both Bitfinex and Ethfinex will not be required to take any actions:

  • All funds will remain safe and unaffected throughout the platform upgrade, and will not be at risk at any point.
  • 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 and when the platform is reopened. In line with this, we kindly ask all traders to review their margin requirements and assess the risk of market movement on their open margin positions before entering the maintenance window.

We kindly ask all our traders to plan ahead accordingly and make the necessary account adjustments prior to the start of the platform upgrade.

For more information, please refer to the following announcement following announcement.

June NEC Distribution June 10, 2019

Nectar tokens have now been credited to Market Makers on Ethfinex. These are in proportion to maker volume over the last 30 days (10th May - 10th June).

The total maker volume during this 30 day period was 135,390,533 USD.

Ethfinex sent 50% of fees collected to the Nectar vault contract: 369.8 ETH

A total of 357,141 NEC were therefore created.

If you have any questions please contact [email protected]

Trading enabled for Airswap (AST), Upfiring (UFR) and FOAM (FOAM) against ETH and USD. May 28, 2019

Ethfinex is pleased to introduce trading for AST, UFR and FOAM

Trading will be available against ETH and USD and will see 0% maker fees on Ethfinex for the first 3 days of trading or until 30-day vol surpasses $1m.

For any questions, reach out to us on Telegram, Twitter and at [email protected]

Bringing Ampleforth to Tokinex May 23, 2019

Two days ago, we unveiled the new Ethfinex/Bitfinex IEO platform - Tokinex. With a carefully designed user experience, Tokinex makes participating in token sales an easy and exciting process.

We are delighted to now announce the first project to participate - Ampleforth (AMPL) - an innovative digital asset protocol for 'smart commodity-money'.

As of 13:00 UTC, qualified users are able to verify for the Ampleforth token sale on Tokinex via the BlockPass app. U.S. persons and persons from other restricted jurisdictions are not permitted to participate in Tokinex.

Read the full details here or for any questions reach out to us on Telegram or at [email protected]

Ethfinex & Bitfinex Launch - Tokinex May 21, 2019

From today onwards, users of Ethfinex and Bitfinex will be able to view the new & improved Initial Exchange Offering (IEO) platform - Tokinex

Tokinex allows users to discover, as well as participate in, curated, pre-vetted token sales from new and exciting projects in the crypto space, directly from their Finex accounts. The new platform has been built with the user experience in mind and has undergone significant testing, ensuring that the contribution process is easy and reliable.

Learn the important, finer details and read the full announcement here. U.S. persons and persons from other restricted jurisdictions are not permitted to participate in Tokinex.

For any questions, reach out to us on Telegram, stay updated on Twitter or email us at [email protected]

Trading enabled for STASIS EURO (EURS), CryptoFranc (XCHF) and Wrapped Bitcoin (WBTC) against ETH and USD. May 02, 2019

Ethfinex is pleased to introduce trading for EURS, XCHF and WBTC

Trading will be available against ETH and USD and will see 0% maker fees on Ethfinex for the first 3 days of trading or until 30-day vol surpasses $1m.

For any questions, reach out to us on Telegram, Twitter and at [email protected]