Bitfinex battles money withdrawal problem

Bitfinex, one the world's biggest cryptocurrency exchanges, faced a problem of money withdrawals on the platform reported by the users
19 November 2017   284308

The members of the community of Bitfinex cryptoexchange started noticing problems with money withdrawal on the exchange. The problem might be linked to the connection between Tether and Bitfinex and the issues concerning redacted information that would normally be included in an audit.

The users started noticing swings of price and comparing those to Bitfinex’s margined trading practices, stating that there was no response from the support and that the company was putting them at risk. This might eventually result in major losses for the company and for the users. The users on Twitter were concerned that the market was being moved by large-scale trades.

Nevertheless on November 19 Bitfinex made an announcement on Twitter stating that both fiat and crypto withdrawals are functioning normal and that the statements were FUD aimed to create a market disrupting event.

The users still continue to be anxious about their financial status bewaring that such problems might eventually lead to the company's crash. Bitfinex claimed that the formal announcement towards the recent allegations is forthcoming.

Huobi to Launch Argentinian Branch

Argentina is undergoing the financial crisis right now and head of the new branch believes there's a consensus been reached on the rejection of local currency
18 September 2019   49

Huobi Group has continued to expand its network of local cryptocurrency exchanges based on the Huobi Cloud platform, launching a trading platform in Argentina.

Huobi Argentina plans to create a local team and fiat gateway to trade or convert Argentine pesos into cryptocurrencies, the company said in a statement.

The payment channel will be launched by mid-October. It is assumed that users of Huobi Argentina will be able to make deposits using bank cards, transfers and through the most common digital payment systems in the region. Currently, you can purchase cryptocurrencies for pesos through the Huobi OTC service.

The opening of the Huobi cryptocurrency exchange in Argentina came at a time when the economy of this second largest country in Latin America was in a deep crisis. This year alone, inflation reached 55%, and President Mauricio Macri recently introduced new restrictions on access to foreign currencies.

According to Carlos Banfi, head of Huobi Argentina, a consensus has already been reached in Argentina on the rejection of local currency and banking services.

The increasing demand for crypto-related products and services makes Argentina a perfect entry point for Huobi to pursue larger projects in promoting cryptocurrency and blockchain to the market. With the launch of Huobi Argentina, we will be able to first offer local user the opportunity to trade with Huobi’s proven security, liquidity, and stability.
 

David Chen
Senior Business Director, Huobi Cloud

Earlier, the Huobi Group announced plans to expand its operations in emerging markets and open 150 sites under the Huobi Cloud program. Since the launch of Huobi Cloud in 2018, more than 120 trading platforms have been created on its basis, including in Thailand, Turkey, Indonesia and Russia.