Bitfinex

Bitfinex

Bitfinex
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Developed Ease of use,  Enough secure,  Anonymously trading

Volume 24H: $161,712,444

Bitfinex is a Taiwan-based exchange trading platform with one of the biggest transaction volumes per-day, and an extensive list of altcoins. The platform offers a fully customized user interface and delivers an extensive array of functions. It's designed for all types of users and offers a variety of order types.

To take advantage of the featured functions of the platform one needs some technical knowledge in order to see good results. Transactions can be made very easily and the exchange offers three kinds of wallets. One wallet is for regular pair trading, one for margin trading, and one for peer-to-peer margin trading.

Traditional Currency Support

  • US Dollar (USD)

Language Support

  • Chinese
  • English
  • Russian

Country Support

  • Australia
  • Canada
  • European Union
  • Hong Kong
  • Japan
  • Most Africa
  • Most of Asia
  • Most of Eastern European Union
  • Most of Latin America
  • Most of the Middle East
  • New Zealand
  • Norway
  • Russian Federation
  • Singapore
  • Switzerland
  • Turkey
  • United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
  • US partial

Platforms Systems

  • Web Interface
  • Mobile App

Stock Market Options

Interface
customisation:

  • Allows customization of charts
  • Allows light and dark theme
  • Allows the movement or resizing of boxes
  • Allows customized alerts and notifications

Advanced
Options:

  • Limit Order
  • Market Order
  • Stop Order
  • Iceberg Order
  • One Cancel Other Order
  • Post Only Order
  • Hidden Order
  • TWAP (Time Weighted)
  • Fill or Kill

Discounts For
The Big Traders:

  • Reduced Maker fees
  • Volume based discounts

Special
Services:

  • Margin Trading x3
  • Peer to Peer margin trading

Bitfinex security levels are exceptionally high. They offer 2FA and a withdrawal white list option. They use an elastic multi-stage wallet strategy ensuring that 80-90% of funds are kept offline and secure. Also, for withdrawals, users are required to pass an enhanced verification process providing proof of the validity of their identification documents.

Summary:

2 Factor Authentication
Yes
Funds Insured
Funds are not insured
Private Keys Stored On
Exchange platform
Storage Type
At least 80% of user funds are stored in cold storage

Advanced Security Features:

  • Email reports of logins
  • Ability to limit access to account based on IP address
  • Monitor bahavior patterns for suspicious activity

Security Features:

  • SSL
  • Protection from DDoS attackes
  • Regular data replication and backup
  • PGP/GPG email encryption
  • Advanced API key permissions

Legal Registration or Compliance:

  • KYC/AML Compliant
  • Incorporation Documents
  • CTF laws and regulations

Bitfinex is a big player in the cryptocurrency market. The exchange platform is operated by iFinex Inc. The company was created by Nicolle Raphael in 2012, but he apparently left the company and since then there is little information on who or where they are. Some sites suggest they are located in Hong Kong, others say Taiwan.

Summary:

Overall, Bitfinex it's a consumer-oriented platform. There are lots of options for trading and extensive margin trading. It has fairly high liquidity and volume. They have had a major breach in the past though and now seem to stay below the radar, which may make it difficult for users to develop trust.

Ease of use
Developed
Transaction Fees
Between 0.10-0.20% depending on volume
Deposit/Withdrawal Fee
0.0005-0.5 CRYPTO UNITS/Withdrawal
Deposit/Withdrawal Fee c For Bank Transfer
0.1-0.29%, Minimum fee: 20USD/Deposit; 20USD/Withdrawal
Deposit/Withdrawal Fee For Credit Card
N/A
Deposit/Withdrawal Fee Charged For 3rd party Payments
N/A
Anonymous Trading
Yes

Deposit/Withdrawal Options:

Deposit from bank account, Withdrawl funds to bank account

Functionality:

Bitfinex has a user-friendly and highly customizable user interface. The trading platform provides a large range of order types and flexible peer to peer margin trading. The platform supports bank transfers and withdrawals and USD pairs. There is also a mobile app.

Most common
customer complaint:

Slow customer service; margin trading issues, blocked transactions