Bitfinex listed Qtum and Aventus

One of the largest cryptocurrency exchange listed two new coins
11 October

One of the most popular crypto exchange Bitfinex announced the addition of two new coins: Qtum and Aventus (AVT). Cryptocurrencies are traded in pairs to USD, BTC and ETH. Also exchange plans to activate margin trading for them in nearest future.

The Qtum project is working on the same public blockchain that integrates the bitcoin transactional model with the developed Ethereum consensus system, and hopes to find its niche among application developers who, in ordinary scenarios, have difficulties with one or both systems.

Qtum uses the Unspent Transaction Output (UTXO) model, which provides transaction integrity and token tracking. At the same time, a virtual machine for smart contracts is located on top of the Qtum blockbuster, which, according to the representatives of the project, gives developers the best architecture for creating decentralized mobile applications and other blocking solutions.

At the moment of press, Qtum in on the 14th place in cryptocoins list. Average price is $12.21 with market cap over $720M. 

Qtum price chart
Qtum price chart

Technological start-up Aventus offers event organizers solutions based on blockchain technology. Previously, the Aventus Protocol Foundation attracted $ 20 million through a public token, while the campaign itself took only seven minutes. 

Aventus price chart
Aventus price chart

Aventus is on the 151st place in Coinmarketcap rate. Marketcap is almost $20M and price is $3.23. Coin gained almost 30% in last 7 days.

Bitfinex stops US residents support

Starting from 9th of November, popular Hong Kong cryptocurrency exchange stops US residents support 
17 October

The popular Hong Kong exchange Bitfinex reported that the process of stopping user services for US residents, which was launched in August, will be completed on November 9. 

At the initial stage, which began on August 11, the exchange stopped accepting new requests for verification from US users. Its decision was made due to tightening regulation of the cryptocurrency in the US:

A surprisingly small percentage of our revenues come from verified U.S. individual accounts while a dramatically outsized portion of our resources goes into servicing the needs of U.S. individuals, including support, legal and regulatory.
 

Official Bitfinex statement

This process has been stretched for three months, and from November 9 all transactions, including trading, input-withdrawal of funds, as well as provision of financing for margin trading will become unavailable for US citizens on Bitfinex. Holders of RRT (Recovery Right Tokens) tokens from the US will be able to sell them, starting from October 27. At the same time, the American users of the exchange will not be able to buy them.

Representatives of the exchange recommended that American users of Bitfinex withdraw all their funds before November 9.