Bitfinex CTO Hints at Maximum Leverage for Upcoming Derivatives Trading

Cryptocurrency exchange Bitfinex CTO Paolo Ardoino hinted at the maximum leverage for the exchange’s upcoming derivatives trading, in a tweet published on June 24. In the tweet, Ardoino purportedly indicated the maximum leverage for Bitfinex’ forthcoming derivatives trading, which resulted in a heated discussion between community members. In response to the answer whether it will […]

Israel: Police Arrest Brothers Suspected of Partaking in Bitfinex Hack and Crypto Phishing Scams

According to a June 21, 2019, article by local crime news outlet Posta, Israeli police has arrested two brothers named Eli Gigi and Assaf Gigi on the suspicion of partaking in cryptocurrency phishing attacks and getting involved in the infamous 2016 Bitfinex hack. Brothers Nabbed The cyber unit of the Israeli police force has nabbed […]

Two Israeli Brothers Arrested for Phishing Fraud, Bitfinex Hack

The Israeli Police cyber unit arrested two brothers, Eli and Assaf Gigi, for allegedly perpetrating a multi-year phishing scheme and participating in a 2016 hack of Bitfinex. Israeli news outlet Ynet reports the two allegedly stole over $100 million in cryptocurrency. The infamous Bitfinex theft of 119,756 BTC shocked the crypto market with the largest loss […]

Two Israeli Brothers Arrested for Hack of Bitfinex Crypto Exchange

Two Israeli brothers have been arrested in connection with the hack of cryptocurrency exchange Bitfinex and other crypto-related phishing attacks, finance news outlet Finance Magnates reports on June 23. An Israeli police spokesperson reportedly told Finance Magnates that Eli Gigi and his younger brother Assaf Gigi netted tens of millions of dollars. The two are […]

iFinex Buyback Could Spur Another Wave of Leo Demand, Price Up 8.2%

Leo adds 8.2 percent The public open to tracking iFinex repurchase of Leo coins Behind a surging coin, iFinex plans to open up to the public its buyback program. In an initiative called the UNUS SED LEO Transparency Initiative, the public will track how the parent company would purchase Leo from their gross revenue. Meanwhile, […]

Cryptocurrency Exchange Bitfinex Announces a LEO Token Burn Initiative

Cryptocurrency exchange Bitfinex announced a LEO burn initiative in a Medium post published on June 14. Per the announcement, the initiative will see the exchange’s parent company iFinex funnel its gross revenue into purchasing LEO tokens at market prices in what the post refers to as the UNUS SED LEO burn mechanism. This new system […]

Bitfinex Is Starting to Buy Back and ‘Burn’ Its LEO Exchange Token

Cryptocurrency exchange Bitfinex has announced a transparency initiative that will see it put on full view the buying back and “burning” of its LEO exchange token. In an announcement Friday, the firm said as part of its token redemption process, the UNUS SED LEO Transparency Initiative will allow the public to see parent firm iFinex use its gross […]

Ampleforth Raises $5M in 11 Seconds in Tokinex Exchange Offering

Ampleforth has raised $4.9 million in 11 seconds in its AMPL token sale, according to an announcement on June 13. The initial exchange offering (IEO) was the first to take place on Ethfinex and Hong Kong-based crypto exchange Bitfinex’s Tokinex platform . An IEO is an alternative to an initial coin offering (ICO) in which […]

Exchanging of Favors: Bitfinex and OKEx Mutually List Native Tokens

OKEx announced on June 12, 2019, the listing of its native token OKB on cryptoexchange Bitfinex, along with USDK, a stablecoin co-developed by OKLink and Prime Trust. The two new entries to the Bitfinex roster will offer 9 new pairs, which officially opens nine new trading at 10:00 am (UTC) on June 13, 2019. Bitfinex […]

Tether (USDT) Market Cap Sees 65% Surge Since Bitcoin’s April Bull Rally

Since the beginning of April 2019, Tether (USDT) market capitalization seems to be growing in tandem with the recent bitcoin price surge. The current USDT market cap which stands at $3.34 billion surged 65 percent since the bull rally on April 1, 2019. In the meantime, Tether’s current performance comes amid the stablecoin’s ongoing legal […]