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Report: Is Bitfinex Moving Headquarters To Switzerland?

Posted on 2nd April, 2018

According to a story published late last week by Swiss newspaper Handelszeitung, major cryptocurrency exchange Bitfinex is in the process of relocating to Switzerland. Bitfinex CEO Jean Louis van der Velde confirmed that the exchange is in the process of merging “operations previously spread over several locations,” adding that his company has held high-level discussions […]

GABI hedge fund announces first bitcoin purchases

Posted on 23rd September, 2014

The Jersey-based Global Advisors Bitcoin Investment Fund (GABI) announced yesterday that it was in the early stages of deploying the fund’s assets into bitcoin. The company spent the whole of August and much of early September acquiring customers for its initial offer period, and appears to have closed that initial round in the last few […]

Bitcoin exchange Bitfinex launches cloud-mining contracts

Posted on 15th September, 2014

Hong Kong-based bitcoin exchange and derivatives platform Bitfinex announced a new product today: Cloud-based mining contracts. The contracts are being offered in a limited quantity during the “live beta” phase of testing, allowing Bitfinex’s team to “tweak” the product as needed after the initial tranche of 100 TH/s mining power. Should the offering prove successful, […]

Is today’s price crash solely the result of a new bitcoin derivates market?

Posted on 14th August, 2014

While most of the Western bitcoin trading world was asleep this morning, the bitcoin market was inexplicably crashing. Around 3 a.m. EST, a series of largely automated events on BitFinex caused the price to collapse from the $525 range to a staggering $451. While the drop lasted for a matter of seconds, the price has […]

Bitfinex passes third-party audit

Posted on 7th April, 2014

Hong Kong-based bitcoin trading, futures and options platform Bitfinex announced to day the results of an independent audit by Ripple Labs CTO Stefan Thomas. According to the audit, Bitfinex was in full possession of all claimed funds, and has BTC reserves equaling 102.82% of all required holdings. The audit did not examine any part of […]