ING Bank Confirmed Bitfinex Account Support

Wells Fargo had ended dealings with exchange last year and U.S. regulator said to send subpoenas to Bitfinex on Dec. 6
21 February 2018   2138

Bitfinex, a large crypto-currency exchange that was in the spotlight of US regulators late last year, opened an account with ING after Wells Fargo refused to service it last year. This is reported by Bloomberg News.

ING spokesman Harold Reusken confirmed that Bitfinex is a client of the bank. He refused to go into details of their relationship, referring to the confidentiality of information, while specifying that the bank adheres to special practices regarding transactions related to crypto-currencies. Reusken did not say anything about Tether, which is connected with the Bitfinex issuer of USDT tokens, which causes a lot of questions in the crypto-currency community. Earlier, BitMEX researchers concluded that Tether money can be kept in Puerto Rico.

With companies that are active in the crypto market we are very reserved. Not with companies that are in traditional markets and receive or do payments with cryptocurrencies, but with parties that are in the chain of cryptocurrencies.
 

Harold Reusken

Spokesman, ING

Bitfinex did not divulge with which banks it operates, after the closure of the account in Wells Fargo. The ING statement is the first confirmation of the relationship between Bitfinex and a large financial company capable of providing storage services.

It is also unclear where Bitfinex was served after the breakdown of relations with Wells Fargo and when this account was opened.

The connection between Bitfinex and ING is interested by Dutch lawmakers. A member of the opposition workers' party, Nank Neybour, asked Finance Minister Vopka Hextra to look into this issue, including explaining why other banks broke off relations with Bitfinex and what measures the exchange and the bank take to prevent the use of their sites by intruders.

Bitfinex to Introduce Sub-Account Feature

This system was launched after users' requests and it gives them an ability to experiment with several trading strategies simultaneously
21 January 2020   102

The Bitfinex cryptocurrency exchange has announced a new feature that allows users to create multiple sub-accounts under one master account.

As the technical director of the company Paolo Ardoino noted, the introduction of this option occurred almost at an ideal time, taking into account the growing interest in cryptocurrencies from institutional investors.

The Bitfinex blog says that the sub-account system has been introduced at the request of many users.

According to the proposed scheme, users will be able to experiment with several trading strategies at the same time, while Bitfinex will use the combined trading volume for all related accounts, offering general discounts on commission according to the structure of calculating commissions.

If the user account is verified, the client can choose which sub-account will use this data, giving it all the relevant advantages. In addition, each sub-account can be verified individually.

Users will also be able to send funds from the master account to the wallets of their chosen sub-account.

When creating a sub-account, it is tied to the main user account, which will continue to act as a master account. Only the master account has the authority to create sub-accounts (up to 100), it is also endowed with a number of other functions, including changing the viewing mode, changing e-mail, etc.