Announcements

February NEC Distribution February 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 (9th January - 8th February).

To note: with overall markets in a state of consolidation, we have taken this opportunity to focus on improving to our platform, and have introduced a number of new initiatives designed to increase the interest of tokens listed on Ethfinex in the long-term, ultimately leading to greater volume and liquidity. Some of these, such as our zero maker-fee initiative for low-volume tokens, may have temporarily impacted the amount of fees collected this month.

In line with this, the total maker volume during this 30 day period was 99,933,682 USD.

Ethfinex sent 50% of fees collected to the Nectar vault contract: 475.4 ETH

A total of 460,713 NEC were therefore created.

If you have any questions please contact [email protected]

Ethfinex Adds 3 New Dai Pairs To Ethfinex and Ethfinex Trustless January 31, 2019

We are delighted to announce the addition of 3 new Dai pairs to Ethfinex and Ethfinex Trustless. *Please note that whilst effective immediately for Ethfinex, pairs on Trustless will be activated within the next few days, once order-books have sufficiently developed.

Dai is a first of its kind decentralised stablecoin designed by the MakerDao team and built on top the Ethereum Network. We are strong supporters of the Maker team and are proud to be able to support them and their community as they continue to ship products for the benefit of the Ethereum community.

All new pairs added to Ethfinex will enjoy 0% maker fees for the first $1.5m volume.

Read the launch announcement here: https://blog.ethfinex.com/ethfinex-adds-3-new-dai-pairs-to-ethfinex-trustless/.

Ethfinex introduces trading for Blockpass January 17, 2019

Ethfinex is pleased to introduce trading for Blockpass (PASS) against ETH and USD. Trading for all pairs will have 0% maker-fees in line with our new low-volume maker-fee initiative.

Blockpass (PASS) is a shared KYC platform enabling businesses to share data, thus reducing overhead costs and saving time for customers. Blockpass has created a digital identity for a 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 Ethfinex knowledge base.

Stay up to date with Ethfinex on Twitter, Telegram and Youtube.

Announcing Zero Maker Fee Trading January 17, 2019

From today all tokens with a 30 day trading volume below $1.5 million qualify for zero maker-fees. This is updated, along with fees breakdown, at 00:00 (UTC) every day.

Whilst free of maker-fees, trading these tokens will not affect Ethfinex users’ ability to earn NEC. for their trading activity.

For a full overview of all tokens that currently qualify for zero maker-fees, please visit our fees schedule page here.

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

Ethfinex and Bitfinex 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), Ethfinex will be performing a data migration to dedicated bare-metal servers to improve 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.

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 Ethfinex team

Bringing Rigoblock Token Sale to Ethfinex December 19, 2018

We are exceptionally pleased to present the Rigoblock token sale - the second of a small selection of token sales to take place on Ethfinex via our token sale platform.

Rigoblock is reinventing the asset management space by allowing anyone to create, manage and contribute to decentralized token pools, called Dragos. Rigoblock have made 124,700 GRG tokens available for Ethfinex users, at a 5% discount to the public sale.

 
What is Rigoblock?

Deployed on the Ethereum mainnet, the Rigoblock protocol is a series of smart contracts that allow anyone to create, manage and contribute to decentralised token pools.

The traditional asset management industry is characterized by high fees and non-transparent management decisions.

Rigoblock brings accountability and transparency to the digital asset management space. Instead of fees being charged to contributors, token pool operators are rewarded via a novel proof-of-performance mechanism that distributes GRG tokens created via inflation, to positive performing pools.

See the full Token Sale FAQ here.

Save your spot in the Rigoblock Network Token Sale now.

Bitfinex and Ethfinex list every major stablecoin in commitment to providing coin agnostic platforms December 04, 2018

From today customers of Bitfinex and Ethfinex will be able to trade all six major stablecoins on both exchanges.

At Bitfinex and Ethfinex we are dedicated to providing a high quality, unbiased meeting place for every ecosystem and customer. We were the first to introduce alternative stablecoins onto our platform, including Dai (an Ethereum collateralised stablecoin), and now proudly introduce the following established stablecoins: USDC, True USD, Paxos, and Gemini USD. All stablecoins on Bitfinex and Ethfinex will be traded against USD.

For more information, please refer to today’s announcement.

Ethfinex adds direct Tether conversion pair November 27, 2018

As of today, November 27th 2018, Ethfinex will be adding a trading pair between Tether USDT and USD, as well as Tether EURT and EUR. Previously USDT deposits were credited as USD, but will now be credited instead as USDT. Although Ethfinex does not directly support bank deposits or withdrawals, verified customers can still withdraw fiat using a linked Bitfinex accounts.

All existing USD balances on Ethfinex will remain as they are and are thus unaffected by this change. Any Tether deposits initiated after this time will be credited to the user's Tether wallets.

This update coincides with increased flexibility in the redemption of Tether via the Tether.to platform. Traders using Tether are now able to redeem their USDTs to USD directly through the newly-updated Tether.to platform, which now supports full account set-up and verification whilst enabling direct Tether-to-fiat conversions at a fixed 1:1 rate. Please refer to the the full Tether announcement to learn more.