Major Exchange Bitfinex confers Move to Switzerland

One of the biggest cryptocurrency exchanges in the world - Bitfinex is managed ig going to move out of its current base in Hong Kong over to Switzerland
29 March 2018   748

Handelszeitung (the German-language Swiss newsweekly) is declaring that Hong Kong-based Bitfinex is conducting negotiations with Swiss officials over a move to Europe. Switzerland is at the top of the list of potential directions and London is also being reputed as an alternative, the report added.

Bitfinex CEO Jean-Louis van der Velde is explaining the potential move. According to his report, ‘several meetings’ between Bitfinex representatives and Switzerland’s State Secretariat for International Financial Affairs (SIF) are already held. The exchange has also communicated with Johann Schneider-Ammann (the head of the Switzerland’s Federal Department of Economic Affairs, Education and Research). This year Schneider-Ammann has been previously summoned on Switzerland to set its industry-friendly adjusting climate in order to become the world`s crypto nation.

The chief of Bitnex appraised the talks with Swiss authorities as constructive and efficient:

"We are looking for a new permanent home for Bitfinex and the parent company iFinex, where we want to merge the operations previously spread over several locations."

Bitfinex alongside its parent company iFinex Switzerland could found a new AG (Aktiengesellschaft) or German for a public limited company that sees its shares traded on a public exchange. At the moment iFinex is located in the British Virgin Islands.

The significant move from Asia to Europe can reportedly see iFinex’s legal and finance departments operate from Switzerland. Bitfinex was strongly criticized for its connection to Tether (an iFinex subsidiary). Bitfinex and Tether have also got summons from the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), investigation which now sees Bitfinex looking to comply with all regulatory demands in Switzerland.

Jean-Louis van der Velde also added:

"We want to be the most transparent of all exchanges and meet the requirements of the Swiss regulator."

Binance announced its foray into establishing a base in the European nation of Malta which is undergoing its own effort to become the world’s ‘blockchain island’.

Bitfinex to Launch Ethfinex Trustless

As reported by the team, Ethfinex Trustless is a decentralized exchange, designed ffor eliminating the problems inherent in centralized exchanges
18 September 2018   212

Bitfinex has launched new Ethfinex-based decentralized platform for cryptocurrencies trading called Ethfinex Trustless.

As the exchange's message says, Ethfinex Trustless is aimed at eliminating the problems inherent in centralized exchanges, such as delays in input / output of funds, long answers from technical support and the possibility of loss of assets as a result of hacker attacks.

With Ethfinex Trustless there are no signups, no deposit or withdrawaldelays and no sacrificing custody of your tokens. Users retain full control of their funds throughout the entirety of the trading experience whilst executing trades against a highly liquid off-chain order book to ensure an entirely seamless trading experience.
 

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The new site will allow you to make cryptocurrency transactions without going through registration and providing personal data. Also, Ethfinex Trustless will provide access to the trading logs of Bitfinex and Ethfinex, thereby eliminating liquidity constraints.

To connect to the platform, MetaMask, Ledger, Trezor and Keystore wallets can be used.

At first time trading pairs with Ethereum, OmiseGO, Tether and 0X will be available on Ethfinex Trustless. If the launch of the site is successful, Ethfinex Trustless will list 40 more tokens, including pairs with Dai, and transfer the exchange to 0x V2 smart contracts.

Also representatives of Bitfinex reported that owners of the Nectar (NEC) token will be able to make decisions regarding the functioning of the site and its future, including taking part in voting for the listing of tokens.

To do this, within the first two weeks after the launch of the exchange, users will need to have 1 NEC in their Ethereum wallet.