Is an open-source blockchain-based distributed computing platform featuring smart contract functionality, which facilitates online contractual agreements
The launch of Ethfinex, an information and exchange platform for Ethereum-based trading and discussion, has been announced by Kasper Rasmussen, an owner and operator of the cryptocurrency exchange Bitfinex, On August 2nd.
— Ethfinex (@ethfinex) August 2, 2017
Distributed database that is used to maintain a continuously growing list of records, called blocks
As the release details, Ethfinex will be a community and information hub for Ethereum-based projects, "designed to facilitate learning, discussion and analysis, whilst offering access to the most highly liquid and advanced trading platform for Ethereum ERC20 tokens".
Ethfinex by Bitfinex
As the company claims, the core value of tokens and tokenised assets on Ethereum is the communities around them, but these communities are often "dispersed, with information that is difficult to find, analyse, store, and track". Thus, according to the realease, the long-term vision for Ethfinex will be the creation of a highly liquid, customer-centric digital asset exchange and information platform.
To accelerate the development of on-blockchain exchange the Ethfinex platform will pioneer a hybrid decentralised architecture, allowing decentralised exchanges to plug into it and trade with Ethfinex customers as well as each other, the team argues
Ethfinex will reflect the nature of the Ethereum community itself, building strong two-way relationships with other project teams.
Owner and operator of Bitfinex
According to the company, smart contracts and decentralisation will increasingly be built into everything Ethfinex does, alongside creating tools and modules necessary to interact with and contribute back to other projects in the ecosystem.
To contribute, learn or take part in the beta launch, join the @ethfinex community and help lay the foundation for a decentralised future.
— Bitfinex (@bitfinex) August 2, 2017
Website and whitepaper