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Bitfinex

The largest Bitcoin exchange as of the end of 2017 with some 12% of the Bitcoin market. In 2016, a hack stole USD $72M from random wallets. In response, Bitfinex reduced their customers' wallet holdings by 36% to distribute the loss among all users along with tokens to compensate for those losses. The tokens were later bought back for $1 each. See Bitcoin.
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Blockpass gives our users a quick and easy way of managing their personal KYC data, whilst at the same time allowing us to manage the approval process for different token sales and token issuers in a secure and compliant manner." - JL van der Velde, Bitfinex & Ethfinex CEO
BnkToTheFuture is an online investment platform that has invested over USD 750m in funding rounds listed on its online investment platform including Coinbase, Circle, Blockchain.com, Kraken, BitStamp, BitFinex, ShapeShift and BitPay.
In their certification, CME notes two additional Constituent Exchanges, Bitfinex and OkCoin, are temporarily suspended from contributing to the BRR due to "fiat transfer restrictions." (81) The Committee minutes from the September 2017 meeting indicate Bitfinex and OkCoin were "removed from the BRR in April 2017 due to transfer restrictions" which "currently persist." (82) While neither CME's certification, nor the Committee minutes, elaborate on what is meant by "transfer restrictions," there are numerous news articles from April 2017 that detail the difficulty Bitfinex and OKCoin customers were having in moving fiat currency into, and out of, their exchange accounts.
van der Velde, who is CEO of both Tether and Bitfinex, had already shot down the findings.
Federal prosecutors had opened a broad investigation into the cryptocurrency market in May - for spoofing, or flooding the market with fake orders - and have now narrowed Tether and Bitfinex (they share their management teams), Bloomberg reported, citing three people familiar with the matter.
Ethereum, the second-biggest alternative currency by market cap, rose 2.10% to $473.17 on the Bitfinex exchange.
Bitfinex is the largest crypto-currency exchange and processes USD 5.7 billion transactions each day.
Griffin said that figures suggest that Bitfinex issued new
Charles Hayter, the founder of cryptocurrency analysis website CryptoCompare, said, "People overshooting on Bitfinex so a bit of a squeeze there." Bitfinex is a full-featured spot trading platform for the major cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin (BITCOIN) , Ethereum, EOS, Litecoin, Ripple, Bitcoin Cash, Iota, NEO and Ethereum Classic, according to a description on its website.
The move aims to make Bitfinex the most transparent of all exchanges.
Amsterdam: ING said that Bitfinex, one of the largest exchanges for trading in cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, has a bank account with it in the Netherlands.
Commodities and Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) is investigating the cryptocurrency exchange Bitfinex over bitcoin price manipulation allegations.