Announcements

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.

Trading enabled for VETRI (VLD), ENJIN (ENJ) and On.Live (ONL) November 19, 2018

Ethfinex is pleased to introduce VETRI (VLD), ENJIN (ENJ) and On.Live (ONL).

Trading will be available against ETH and USD and will see 0% maker fees onEthfinex for the first 3 days of trading.

Both tokens were winners of round 13 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.

All of the newly-added tokens will be made available for trading on Ethfinex Trustless in due time given sufficient liquidity.

To learn more about the tokens, please visit the Knowledge Base.

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

Waltonchain Trading Competition November 09, 2018

Ethfinex is excited to announce a trading competition in collaboration with Waltonchain (WTC), with 0% maker trading fees over the 7 day duration. Ethfinex users will be ranked by WTC total trading volume between 10:00 UTC, Nov 9 to 10:00 UTC, Nov 16.

Users that rank in the top 20 will receive the following:

  • Top 1: 1500.0 WTC
  • Top 2: 1200.0 WTC
  • Top 3: 1000.0 WTC
  • Top 4-5: 600.0 WTC
  • Top 6-10: 400.0 WTC
  • Top 11-20: 150.0 WTC

Ethfinex will offer a 100% reduction on maker trading fees for all WTC pairs across the 7 day period, making it easier for users to earn Nectar (NEC) for their trading.

Eligible volume includes all trades (maker and taker volume) using the Ethfinex UI or API (api.ethfinex.com) across the WTC/USD and WTC/ETH pairs.

For more information, please visit the Ethfinex Blog.

Trading enabled for Internet Node Token (INT), DragonChain (DRN) and Kleros (PNK) November 01, 2018

Ethfinex is pleased to introduce Internet Node Token (INT), DragonChain (DRN) and Kleros (PNK).

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 10 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.

All of the newly-added tokens will be made available for trading on Ethfinex Trustless in due time given sufficient liquidity.

To learn more about the tokens, please visit theEthfinex knowledge base.

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

Bringing Dusk Network Token Sale to Ethfinex October 26, 2018

We are pleased to present the Dusk Network token sale as the first token sale to be made available on Ethfinex via our new token sale platform.

Dusk Network is a decentralized infrastructure that enables fast, anonymous and secure bi-directional transmission of data among peers. The Dusk Network token sale will take place on Ethfinex between October 28th and November 8th, 2018.

 
What is Dusk Network?

Dusk is a blockchain-powered network that simultaneously guarantees transaction confidentiality and aspects of regulatory compliance on chain.

Dusk Network is designed for a restricted set of use cases ranging from issuance of Confidential Security Tokens to decentralized darkpool implementation and secure communications. The consensus mechanism (referred to as SBA*) is designed to bridge privacy and transparency for regulators.

See the full Token Sale FAQ here.

Save your spot in the Dusk Network Token Sale now.