New users of Bitfinex now need the "invitation code"

Old and new users of one of the most popular cryptcourrency exchange aren't able to find "invitation code"
20 December 2017   2172

Yesterday new users of one of the most popular cryptocurrency exchange Bitfinex had faced unexpected issue with registration. Now in order to create an account, new users need the "invitation code".

Bitfinex Sign Up Form
Bitfinex Sign Up Form

As you can see on the screenshot above, there isn't a lot of information what is "invitation code" and where should new user get one. On the Reddit thread even users with old and active accounts aren't able to find a code to share with a friend. 

There are no invitation codes. Bitfinex is probably trying to halt all new registrations without publicly saying as much. Given the other dodgy things of late (warrant canaries, withdrawal minimums), it might just be that they're about to get shuttered. FBI? FINCEN?

xpanda70 from Reddit

It is worth noting that there is no information on the new registration rules in the official Twitter account. 

Registration and account validation on any of the cryptocurrency exchange is not an easy deal at all. For example, at Poloniex, you need to provide the scan of your ID and and a clear photo with you, your ID and "Poloniex" on the piece of paper. And photo must be 100% clearly visible.

Poloniex Account Verification
Poloniex Account Verification

Another popular exchange called Bittrex decided not to bother itself with "invitation codes" or collecting photos of new users. They just stopped new users' registration five days ago and still hadn't open it again. 

Bitfinex to List BCH' Chain Split Tokens

Bitfinex warned that support for BAB and BSV could be temporary
14 November 2018   472

The Hong Kong cryptocurrency exchange Bitfinex has listed the so-called Chain Split tokens for the two implementations of the Bitcoin Cash protocol. Bitcoin Cash hardfork is planned on 15th of November.

BAB [Bitcoin ABC client] and BSV [Bitcoin SV client] tokens will be traded in pairs with Bitcoin and the US dollar. The Token Manager tool will allow users to convert their Bitcoin Cash into one of the tokens. This process is reversible, Bitfinex emphasized. At the same time, marginal trade in tokens will be unavailable.

After snapshot of the network, the corresponding coins will be automatically converted into BAB and BSV onchain tokens, and all current Bitcoin Cash holders will receive an equivalent number of coins. However, if the user has a short BCH position at the time of the snapshot, the margin will be canceled, and the borrower, if he does not have enough tokens, will have to cover the negative balance sheets until December 31.

Bitfinex also warned that support for BAB and BSV could be temporary, and that as soon as all negative balances were covered, the exchange could delist them, allowing limited time for withdrawal.