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    P2PChange.is - automatic exchange PerfectMoney Bitcoin .

    The Bisq Roadmap is a living document that shares the Bisq Team’s vision and our current development priorities. This Roadmap is intended to provide an idea of when certain features are likely to become available.

    This Roadmap might change at any time, especially in response to Community feedback.

    Planned milestones

    Version 1.0

    • Bisq DAO compensation requests
    • Bisq DAO voting
    • Bisq DAO bonding
    • New mediation and arbitration system
    • UI improvements

    Version 0.9

    • Trading features for mobile app
    • UI improvements

    Version 0.8

    • Notifications for mobile app and email
    • UI improvements

    Version 0.7

    Releases

    Version 0.6.5

    Released January 31th 2018

    • Start counting remaining trade period after first blockchain confirmation
    • Fix missing balance in UI after wallet restore from seed words
    • Change recovery handling if price provider node connection fails
    • Add button to Tor settings popup for deleting outdated Tor files in case of connection problems
    • Fix issue with not being able to delete spv chain file on Windows
    • Change failing provider node and bitcoin node with new onion addresses

    Version 0.6.4

    Released January 21th 2018

    • Only allow transaction broadcast if blockchain download is completed and connection to min required bitcoin nodes is done.
    • If connected to localhost Bitcoin node and connection get lost prevent that Bisq connects to public network.
    • Show info in footer and splash screen if localhost Bitcoin node is available
    • Fix issues with price feed requests
    • Fix issue with incorrect display of nr. of offers in spread view
    • Add new altcoins: Creativecoin, Infinity Economics
    • Add onion address to Bitcoin node btc.jochen-hoenicke.de

    Version 0.6.3

    Released January 11th 2018

    • Add timeout handler for tx broadcaster
    • Change broadcast policy parameters: Min required connections: 4; broadcast to all connected nodes; wait to hear back from 2 nodes to complete broadcast call (or timeout triggers complete handler).
    • Revert change in 0.6.2 for disconnecting from seed node after reaching 6 connections
    • Request initial data from several seed nodes instead of only one for more redundancy
    • Optimize fee estimation policy for taker
    • Add new altcoins: DeepOnion, WILD Token
    • Deactivate stream isolation (hidden service are stream isolated by default)
    • Fix wrong year at backup file name
    • Fix NullPointer exception at seed word restore if data is not set
    • Suppurt cmd Enter shortcut for sending a dispute message
    • Fix UI bugs (duplicate currency entries, not filtering edited currency list)
    • Improve logs
    • Improve seed node monitor
    • Use different popup for Zcoin with instruction to only use transparent addresses

    Version 0.6.2

    Released December 20th 2017

    • Improve withdrawal screen: Choose sending or receiving amount. Choose all available inputs or manual input selection.
    • Add “Update later” button to download update window. Make version label clickable and show if new version is available.
    • Only use hidden service btc nodes if Tor is enabled for BitcoinJ and provided nodes are used.
    • Optimize P2P network startup behavior
    • Separate fees in trade complete screen.
    • Show withdrawal btc address only after button click in trade complete screen.
    • Added new altcoins: Cagecoin, Spectrecoin, Verify
    • Add more provided Bitcoin nodes
    • Add more seed nodes
    • Add more provider nodes (market price, miner fee estimation)
    • Add second seed node for DASH and LTC
    • Add filter for btc nodes
    • Use domainname instead of IP if both are known for btc nodes
    • Increase connection timeouts
    • Increase timeout for offer availability check
    • Increase time for showing Tor settings at startup to 30 sec.
    • Increase offer refresh and republish intervals and offer TTL.
    • Decrease maxConnections for btc network from 10 to 9
    • Remove unneeded broadcast trade fee tx tasks
    • Remove checks for min. trade fee to enable change in upcoming versions
    • Fix missing resort after price feed actualization
    • Fix incorrect ordering of available offers
    • Fix wrong sorting of markets column
    • Fix for handling of modal window closing (some Linux windows managers)
    • Only hide prompt text after user starts typing
    • Use currency name instead of code for compareTo
    • Update docs

    Version 0.6.1

    Released November 26th 2017

    • Add SEPA Instant Payments as new payment method
    • Add Madcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Bitcoin Clashic, Bitcoin Gold
    • UI Improvements
    • Reduce default nr. of connections to Bitcoin network from 12 to 10
    • Add new Bitcoin nodes
    • Fix price sorting bug at buy screen when an altcoin was selected
    • Fix layout bug
    • Improve logging

    Version 0.6.0

    Released November 16th 2017

    • Add support for Tor bridges and pluggable transports (https://github.com/bisq-network/exchange/issues/998)
    • Provide Bitcoin full nodes from Bisq developers (https://github.com/bisq-network/roles/issues/39) to protect against BitcoinJ vulnerabilities (BitcoinJ is blindly following longest PoW chain and not checking consensus rule violations). That also avoids the privacy issues with bloom filters. (https://github.com/bisq-network/exchange/issues/999)
    • Add account age verification scheme (https://github.com/bisq-network/proposals/blob/master/payment-account-age-witness.adoc, https://github.com/bisq-network/exchange/issues/1000)
    • Reduce DEFAULT_TAKER_FEE_IN_BASE_CUR from 0.003 BTC to 0.002 BTC (that is the base for a 1 BTC trade)
    • Lower miner fees by fee estimation adjustments (using maxDelay 20 instead of 10 and taking average of 12 last fee results)
    • Lower miner fee by transaction size calculation. Instead of using 600 bytes as estimation of trade fee tx we create a dummy tx to get the exact size id funds are on the wallet, otherwise we use 260 bytes for maker and 320 bytes for taker (deposit and payout tx are larger).
    • Reduce security deposit: DEFAULT_BUYER_SECURITY_DEPOSIT from 0.03 BTC to 0.01 BTC; MAX_BUYER_SECURITY_DEPOSIT from 0.2 BTC 0.05 BTC, MIN_BUYER_SECURITY_DEPOSIT from 0.001 BTC to 0.0005 BTC; SELLER_SECURITY_DEPOSIT from 0.01 BTC to 0.003 BTC
    • Use new trade limits to reflect higher BTC price: Bank transfers: 0.25 BTC; Swish, OKPay, PerfectMoney, AliPay: 0.5 BTC; Altcoins 1 BTC (exception SiaFund as their price is about 3 BCT and it is not dividable, so we allow 4 BTC there)
    • Add Western Union as payment method
    • Show latest trade price in case no price from external market price providers is available. To be used only for informational purpose not for % based offers due price manipulation risks.
    • Enable Bisq DAO phase 1 on Bitcoin Testnet: BSQ genesis distribution, BSQ trading, BSQ used for paying trade fee, BSQ wallet with send, receive and tx list screens, dashboard
    • Add new languages: Chinese, Hungarian, Romanian, Russian, French, Turkish
    • Added new Altcoins: DECENT, Pranacoin, WACoins, ZenCash, Ellaism, Cryptonite, Terracoin, Internext, Particl
    • Add all missing countries (all global countries taken from https://restcountries.eu/rest/v2/all?fields=name;region;subregion;alpha2Code;languages)
    • Add OXT as BTC blockexplorer
    • Use new seed nodes and price relay nodes operated by different Bisq developers and bonded by BSQ
    • Use new more efficient data structure for tradeStatistcs objects
    • Add filter for arbitrators, seed nodes and price relay nodes
    • Change pw length restriction
    • Change name of IOP to “Internet Of People”
    • Remove DOGE as base currency (zero trade activity)
    • Reduce number of seed nodes for LTC and DASH (very low trade activity)
    • Removed never-traded altcoins: Advanced Internet Blocks (AIB), Anoncoin (ANC), Anti (ANTI), AquariusCoin (ARCO), Argentum (ARG), Augur (REP), Battlestars (BATL), BigUp (BIGUP), BitAUD (BITAUD), BitCHF (BITCHF), BitCNY (BITCNY), BitEUR (BITEUR), BitGBP (BITGBP), BitHKD (BITHKD), BitNZD (BITNZD), BitSEK (BITSEK), BitSGD (BITSGD), BitSYNQ (SYNQ), BitShares (BTS), BitUSD (BITUSD), Blackcoin (BLK), Clams (CLAM), CloakCoin (CLOAK), Comet (CMT), Creditbit (CRBIT), Crown (CRW), Crypto Bullion (CBX), DIBCOIN (DIBC), Digibyte (DGB), Digital Rupees (DRS), DigixDAO Tokens (DGD), EOS (EOS), EUR Tether (EURT), Emercoin (EMC), Eternity (ENT), Europecoin (ERC), EverGreenCoin (EGC), Factom (FCT), FairCoin (FAIR), FlorinCoin (FLO), GameCredits (GAME), Gemz (GEMZ), Groestlcoin (GRS), Gulden (NLG), HOdlcoin (HODL), HunCoin (HNC), I/O Coin (IOC), JPY Tether (JPYT), Janus (JNS), Jumbucks (JBS), LTBcoin (LTBC), Maker (MKR), MarteXcoin (MXT), Moin (MOIN), Myriadcoin (XMY), NEM (XEM), Nevacoin (NEVA), NuShares (NSR), OKCash (OK), Omni (OMNI), Opal (OPAL), Peercoin (PPC), Pinkcoin (PINK), PlatinumBar (XPTX), Plutons (PLU), PotCoin (POT), Primecoin (XPM), Radium (RADS), RealEst. Coin (REALEST), Ripple (XRP), Shift (SHIFT), Smileycoin (SMLY), SolarCoin (SLR), Steem Dollars (STEEMUSD), Stellar Lumens (XLM), StorjcoinX (SJCX), Stratis (STRAT), Swarm City Token (SWT), Syndicate (SYNX), Synereo (AMP), Triangles (TRI), USD Tether (USDT), VCoin (VCN), VPNCoin (VPN), Verge (XVG), VeriCoin (VRC), Waves (WAVES), Worldcoin (WDC), Xaurum (XAUR), YACCoin (YACC), YbCoin (YBC)
    • Many smaller improvements in the UI
    • Fix wrong date handling in trade statistics charts
    • Listen to bitcoin network for deposit and payout transaction in case the P2P message did not arrive
    • Support different keys for code signing in download-tool
    • Fix bug with missing MultiSigKey (findKeyFromPubKeyHash call was used instead of findKeyFromPubKey)
    • Fix missing persistence for trade statistic object in seed nodes
    • Fix but with offer sorting
    • Use smaller font and width for TAC window on very small screens
    • Use netlayer Tor library (https://github.com/JesusMcCloud/netlayer/)
    • Improved build system

    Version 0.5.3

    Released July 17th 2017

    • The change of the application name from “bisq” to “Bisq” caused a change of the application directory as well. That caused on Linux that users wallet and data have been in the “bisq” and the app creates a new “Bisq” folder. To fix that we rename the application directory from “bisq” to “Bisq” if “Bisq” did not exist. If both already existed (if user has run 0.5.2.) we rename “Bisq” to “Bisq_backup” and “bisq” to “Bisq” assuming that the app dir with the current wallet and data was”bisq” from version 0.5.1. If case the user used the wallet and data now in “Bisq_backup” he has to move the folders content manually to the “Bisq” folder.

    Version 0.5.2

    Released July 17th 2017

    • Remove requirement for exchanging the email address and to do an ID check with the trading peer when using payment methods with bank transfer
    • Add in-app downloader for installer of a new release with integrated signature check
    • Increase trade limits to 2 BTC for OK_PAY and Altcoins
    • Add Dash as additional basecurrency to Bitcoin, Litecoin and Doge.
    • Fix issue with non-english OS
    • Add a reminder to write down the wallet seed and make a backup before setting the wallet password
    • Rename ClearXChange to Zelle
    • Improve build setup (auto install protoc)
    • Fix date format
    • Only request restart at base currency selection if it has changed from default.
    • Remove popup at startup for selecting base currency

    Version 0.5.1

    Released July 1st 2017

    • Add callback for tradeFee tx once seen in the network to avoid errors at take offer.
    • Separate resource files for PersistedEntryMap by base currency (separate trade statistics)
    • Move base currency/network selection from network settings to preferences
    • Add btc address validator to last trade step for withdrawal.
    • Remove dont show again option for tx summary popup at withdrawal.
    • Add support for different REFERENCE_DEFAULT_MIN_TX_FEE by base currency
    • Fix issue with German as default language if OS is Windows/German
    • Add warning for CXC regrading daily or monthly transfer limits

    Version 0.5.0

    Released June 28th 2017

    • Support multiple base currencies. Beside BTC the user can choose to use LTC or DOGE as base market. More will come in future releases.
    • Use fee estimation service form https://bitcoinfees.21.co to use dynamic mining fees.
    • Use dynamic trading fees. Trading fees are based on trade amount and distance to market price. Min. fee (MF) = 0.0002 BTC, default fee (DF) = 0.002 BTC, amount factor (AF) = 1/BTC, market price factor (MF) = square root of percent value (e.g. 1% -> 1, 9% 0 -> 3, 0.01% -> 0.1). Tradeing fee = max(MF, DF * amount * AF * MF). E.g. 0.002 BTC for 1 BTC trade at 1% market price distance.
    • Make security deposit for buyer customizable at offer creation (allowed range: 0.001 BTC - 0.2 BTC)
    • Use fixed security deposit for seller (0.01 BTC)
    • Simplify trade process by removing locktime support (removed finalize payout step)
    • Use protobuffer instead of Java serialization in P2P network and local persistence
    • Use BIP 44 wallet for BTC and BSQ
    • Update to BitcoinJ 0.14.1 release
    • Updated tor binaries from TorBrowser 6.5
    • Re-brand to Bisq
    • Use new max. trade limits to reduce risks with possible bugs in new version as well as to reflect higher BTC price Bank transfers: 0.5 BTC Swish, OKPay, PerfectMoney, AliPay: 1 BTC Altcoins 1 BTC (exception SiaFund as their price is about 3 BCT and it is not dividable)
    • Add email field to bank payment methods for enabling traders to verify identity (to protect against charge back risk)
    • Change max trade period for SEPA to 6 days. In exceptional situations like at long bank holidays exceeding the period will be tolerated.
    • Auto select also non-EURO SEPA countries by default at SEPA account setup
    • Added new altcoins: Janus, OctoCoin, PEPECASH
    • Use percentage based price as default. Swap input text controls when toggle between fixed price and percentage based price. Hide percentage based inputs if no market price is available.
    • Support for translations of all application display strings
    • User can select preferred language (of those which are already translated) and default country.
    • Supported new languages: German, Spanish, Greek, Portuguese and Serbian (still require UI layout adjustments)
    • Remove ask and bid market price and use always last price.
    • Add button in settings to resync SPV chain (delete SPV chain file)
    • Add button for opening log file
    • Remove arbitrator as potential receiver at dispute payout
    • Improve arbitration payout screen
    • Use TTL of 30 min. for market prices on the provider side.
    • Check for market price age on client. Allow max. 30 min old market prices
    • Show provider node at tooltip over price feed provider icon
    • Persist last used payment account for create offer screen
    • Use same seed words for both BTC and BSQ wallet
    • Added BSQ as coin_type 142 0x8000008E to https://github.com/satoshilabs/slips/blob/master/slip-0044.md
    • Update Bitcoin checkpoint file
    • Fix bug with backup path when path had become inaccessible
    • Fixed bug with not displaying correct MultiSig address in LockedFunds view.
    • Add checks for locked up funds of failed trades.
    • Add shortcut to remove failed trade from pending trades view.
    • Use for Windows build no version nr at jar files to avoid collecting multiple jars at updates.
    • Prepare the split role of arbitrator in mediator (has no MultiSig key) and arbitrator (3rd key holder of MultiSig). Not implemented yet in the UI, so mediator is at the moment identical with arbitrator.
    • Add email and pgp pubkey to data structure (no support yet implemented in UI)
    • Add support for passing counter currency tx ID to BTC seller (not impl. in UI yet)
    • Change key combination for open dispute from cmd o to alt o and for opening emergency wallet from cmd e to alt e
    • Update TAC
    • Don’t provide market price for Venezuelan currency (VEF) as official exchange rate is not reflecting reality
    • Add -BjvmOptions=-Xss1280k for Linux builds to avoid SegFault problem with latest Ubuntu update

    Version 0.4.9.9.3

    Released May 18th 2017

    • Adopt trading fee value to match new tx fee

    Version 0.4.9.9.2

    Released May 18th 2017

    • Increase tx fee for trades to 0.0015 BTC
    • Increase default tx fee for non-trade txs to 0.0015 BTC
    • Add Janus and OctoCoin

    Version 0.4.9.9.1

    Released March 22th 2017

    • Fix protobuffer serialization issue with transaction version used in transaction hash at Bitcoin Core 14, causing UnreadableWalletException. For more details see: https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/bitcoinj/mhV9BvoSYMo
    • Add info popups for requirements for ClearXchange
    • Add scroll pane support to all screens.
    • Fix wrong percentage calculation in spreads view for altcoins
    • Fix missing tx fee at emergency wallet payout.
    • Add address validation for ETH
    • Don’t use peers from AddressMessage calls if we use a custom Bitcoin node list or localhost.
    • Ability to re-open a dispute (e.g. if no answer from arbitrator in case of network problems)
    • Update MIN_NONDUST_OUTPUT from 546 to 2730 satoshis
    • Fix missing persistence calls when internal wallet structure has changed, possibly causing bugs with

    Version 0.4.9.9

    Released February 11th 2017

    • Changed trade transaction fee from 0.0002 BTC to 0.0005 BTC
    • Change protocol version for offers to support higher transaction fee
    • Change Create-Offer-Fee from 0.0005 BTC to 0.0008 BTC (includes the 0.0005 tx fee, so the net fee to the arbitrator is same as before -> 0.0003 BTC)
    • Increase security deposit from 0.01 BTC to 0.03 BTC
    • Add LTBcoin, Fermat (IOP), Swarm City Token (SWT), AquariusCoin, Byte, Nevacoin, PIVX, Xaurum, Safe FileSystem Coin (SFSC)
    • Support for Bitcoin nodes running as hidden services
    • DNS lookup over Tor
    • Connect to local Bitcoin Core node if it is running (ignore use Tor flag)
    • Add program argument: socks5DiscoverMode
    • Export Wallet data (keys) feature
    • Show percentage in spreads table
    • Add input validation for Norwegian bank account
    • Fix bank account from for Chile and Norwegian
    • Add Georgia, Botswana
    • Add new blockexplores: SoChain, Bitaps
    • Added check for ZEC addresses (only t addresses are permitted) and info popup for ZEC and ZXC
    • Added input validation for altocin addresses: IOP, PIVX, GBYTE
    • Added input validation for IBAN, BIC, email
    • Rename Cash/ATM deposit to Cash deposit
    • Increase max. allowed deviation from market price to 30%
    • Don’t show error popup for exception on Linux after screen resolution change or return from monitor standby
    • Use more randomized prefix for short offer ID, add version as postfix
    • Show arbitrators support tab if arbitrator has revoked but has open disputes
    • Increase offer availability and trade timeouts
    • Update to JDK 8u121
    • Enable again the Apple developer certificate for code signing on OSX

    Version 0.4.9.8

    Released November 19th 2016

    • Added Crown, Pascal Coin, Smileycoin, RealEst. Coin
    • Now all traffic is going over Tor (price requests from Poloniex could not be routed over Tor because they use Cloudflare)
    • Added request to CoinMarketCap to get more prices for altcoins not listed at Poloniex
    • Use 2 proxy price feed providers as hidden service for requesting accumulated BitcoinAverage (new API), Poloniex and CoinMarketCap price data
    • Add program argument to add custom price feed providers
    • Add module for running a own proxy price feed provider (requires BitcoinAverage API keys). Supports both clearnet and hidden service
    • Display time of latest price update at tooltip over provider icon in market price widget
    • Remove http proxy option because it is not needed anymore (Cloudflare issue with Poloniex solved by the proxy)
    • Remove tor bridge support (was not solving GFW issues and caused only problems when connections to Tor failed at startup)
    • Add option for setting custom bitcoin nodes in network settings (additional possible via program argument)
    • Add new block explorers to settings
    • Increase max. trade period for US postal money order to 8 days
    • Use default btc format (allow more then 4 decimal places)
    • Add tool for exporting wallet data
    • Fix critical bug with BitcoinJ Bloomfilter handling
    • Ignore TTL for persisted data objects (trade statistics) in local data map

    Version 0.4.9.7

    Released October 20th 2016

    • Added new payment methods: Chase QuickPay, Interac e-Transfer
    • Increase trade limits for Altcoins to 3 BTC, OKPay, Swish and AliPay to 2 BTC, ClearXChange, Cash deposit and US postal money order to 1 BTC
    • Added now altcoins: Zcash, Zcoin, Augur, Siafund, Gulden, Stellar Lumens, Emercoin, Plutons, GameCredits, PotCoin, Omni, Stratis, ReddCoin, VeriCoin, Radium Digital Rupees, Vcash, Waves, HOdlcoin, Burstcoin, Triangles, Argentum, DIBCOIN, Eternity, Battlestars, Nav Coin, DynamicCoin, Anoncoin, DarkNet
    • Change behavior of currency list to display user defined currencies instead of all currencies for which offers are available (same behavior like it was before v0.4.9.6)
    • Add Kazakhstan and Kenya to country list
    • Add Nr. of trades to trade statistics tooltip
    • Display time span in trade statistics tool tip
    • Show tx size in withdraw popup
    • Remove 1 min interval in trade statistics, add year interval
    • Added support for custom payout at disputes, define who is the publisher and re-opening a closed dispute
    • Use single gpg signatures of binaries instead of signature of bundled hashes.
    • Improved wording
    • Improved layout for small screens
    • Fix bug with withdrawal if tx size exceeds 100kb
    • Fix and improve build doc and scripts
    • Update to latest jdk version with bugfix for SortedList (remove our jdkfix module)

    Version 0.4.9.6

    Released September 4th 2016

    • Added new altcoins: Opal, Synereo
    • Fixed bug with invalid offer ID causing wrong balance display and duplicate trade statistic items
    • Added new payment method: Faster payments
    • Add support for other currencies than countries default currency at bank accounts and cash deposit
    • Add support for EUR for PerfectMoney
    • Add Extra requirements field to Cash deposit form
    • Add copy icons to data fields in Cash Deposit, ClearXchange and US Postal Money Order
    • Add Nr. of disputes and onion address display to dispute table and details popup
    • Add dispute result reasons: No response and Protocol violation
    • Change warning popup if create offer button pressed with no account for selected currency in offer book views
    • Revert decrease of Nr. of peers to send message at broadcast
    • Decrease interval for sending keep alive messages
    • Delay result handler for mailbox message storage

    Version 0.4.9.5

    Released August 29th 2016

    • Add new payment methods: Cash deposit, US Postal money order, ClearXchange
    • Remove support for bank transfers in US (ACH has high chargeback risk and WIRE is too expensive)
    • Added new altcoins: LBRY Credits, Syndicate, HunCoin, Unobtanium, Digibyte, VCoin, Decred, Crypto Bullion, 1CRedit, YACCoin, Advanced Internet Blocks
    • Apply industry standard with altcoin price notation and currency pair notation
    • Show all offers in market screen
    • Click on offers in market scree row triggers navigation to Buy or Sell screen and selects currency
    • Rearrange columns so sell and buy prices are in the middle to see spread better
    • Rename columns headers and table header
    • Add currency pair, primary market based values and display strings for price, amount and volume for offer and trade json files
    • Fixed bug with missing persistence of preferences changes
    • Use defuat vlaue true for “Use Tor for BitcoinJ”
    • Sort currencies in lists alphabetically
    • Add checkbox in settings to display nr. of trades or offers for currency list in market screens. Sort by nr. trade/offer if selected.
    • Ignore offers in market offer book view which are further than 30% from best price if there are more then 3 offers on one side
    • Show only currencies in market view which are used in offers or trades
    • Replace payment method column with accumulated BTC amount in market offer book
    • Add payment method column to trades statistics table
    • Store arbitrator pubKey in trade object to avoid null pointer when the arbitrator is not available in the trade process
    • Set flag to connection at initial data request so the peer does not get disconnected from seed node if max connections are reached at seed node.

    Version 0.4.9.4

    Released August 26th 2016

    • Add fix for unsupported payment methods

    Version 0.4.9.3

    Released August 8th 2016

    • Increase trade limits (Altcoins: 2 BTC, Banks: 1 BTC, Others: 1.5 BTC)
    • Added new coins: Mycelium Token, BitUSD, Steem Dollars, STEEMUSD, BitCNY, BitEUR, BitCHF, BitGBP, BitNZD, BitAUD, BitSGD, BitHKD, BitSEK, Comet, BitSYNQ
    • Removed deprecated ETHC (was replaced by ETC)
    • Reduce performance peak when loading statistics data at startup by delayed processing
    • Exclude statistics data from getting loaded what the user has already
    • Add statistics data dump to binary, so new users don’t need to load all the data at first startup
    • Add RPM Linux binaries
    • Add reminder popup for setting up a password, backing up seed word and doing a data dir backup
    • Increase nr. of rolling backups for wallet and keys to 20.
    • Fix JSON dump to be stored as plain text instead of Java serialized object
    • Add option to dump offers as json
    • Add maxMemory prog. arg for seed nodes and statists app
    • Add precision to currency json file
    • Improve wording

    Version 0.4.9.2

    Released July 30th 2016

    • Bugfix with repeated publication of trade statistics data
    • Add “Show all currencies” to trade statistics view to see total volume of all currencies
    • Add warning popup if Tor is enabled for http and user clicks a button to open a webpage
    • Show offerers bank name also for SEPA in offer details window
    • Fix bug with missing market price updates
    • Save Fiat and Altcoin currency list as JSON if –dumpStatistics is enabled
    • Use info as default log level, improve logging
    • Other minor bug fixes

    Version 0.4.9.1

    Released July 27th 2016

    • Add trade statistics. Price chart, volume chart and table for trades.
    • Add tor support for http request (excluding Poloniex because of problems with Couldflare captcha)
    • Add tor support for BitcoinJ (experimental)
    • Add support for passing sock 5 proxy address via program argument to be used for BitcoinJ and/or http requests (I2P VPN, …)
    • Change EtherClassic ticker from ETHC to ETC (as they requested, ETHC still supported by deprecated)
    • Support list of seed nodes for Bitcoin network
    • Add program arguments: useTorForBtc, useTorForHttp, dumpStatistics (store statistics as json), socks5ProxyBtcAddress, socks5ProxyHttpAddress, useTorForHttp, btcSeedNodes
    • Update BitcoinJ with actual seed addresses
    • Added capability support to have more fine grained control at updates.
    • Bugfix with missing bank name field when payment method same bank account was used
    • Display offerers bank name or bank ID in offer details

    Version 0.4.9

    Released July 17th 2016

    • Added EtherClassic, USD Tether, EUR Tether, JPY Tether, Lisk, DigixDAO Tokens, Worldcoin, FlorinCoin
    • Support for Tor bridges
    • Use embedded font to have same layout in all OS versions
    • Add number of offers info to offer book view
    • Add logos for market price providers
    • Limit nr. of Bitcoin network peers at re-connect after connection loss
    • Increase default tx fee for withdrawal to 0.0002 BTC
    • Persist selected currency in market screen and offer book screens
    • Add export to csv feature for trade and tx history
    • Add export and import payment accounts feature
    • Add holder name at confirmation popups for trades using bank account
    • Show Nr. of trades at peer icon
    • Show peer info on mouse click on icon
    • Add editable tag to peer
    • Add Insight block explorer
    • Use different busy indicator with much lower cpu load than JavaFX ProgressIndicator
    • Add check for arm cpu architecture
    • Add 80 byte support for OP_RETURN in BitcoinJ fork
    • Add program arguments for maxConnection, log level, custom seed nodes and ignore developers messages/alerts
    • Increase check offer availability and trade protocol timeout
    • Add check for arbitrator and trade price tolerance at offer availability check
    • Add display of fiat or altcoin amount in contract window
    • Add copy icon for onion addresses textfields in offer/trade/contract windows
    • Add nr. of bid and ask offer to statistics table
    • Restrict max market price deviation to 20%
    • Display 2 decimal places for percentage price
    • Show nr. of offers and total btc amount in spreads view
    • Add busy indicator when entering wallet password
    • Fix bug with missing available balance update
    • Fixed JavaFX bug with SortedList (offer book)
    • Fixed bug with dangling trades and disputes
    • Fixed bug with cases of missing complete state at trades when users are offline

    Version 0.4.8.1

    Released July 5th 2016

    • Hotfix: Fix bug with support for multiple arbitrators

    Version 0.4.8

    Released May 25th 2016

    • Bugfix: Removed Payment ID from trade contract for Monero
    • Fix NullPointer at Bank account setup

    Version 0.4.7

    Released May 25th 2016

    • Added Monero, Maker, DAO, STEEM, BigUp, PlatinumBar, Jumbucks, Pinkcoin, OKCash, GridCoin, Moin, SolarCoin, Shift, Europecoin, PostCoin
    • Increase trade limits (Altcoins: 2 BTC, OKPay: 1.5 BTC, Banks: 0.75 BTC, Others: 1 BTC)
    • Support EUR option for SEPA countries which have a non-EUR currency
    • Customize bank account forms for countries: BR, UK, US, AU, CA, MX, SE, HK, NZ,
    • Add search field to Combobox for altcoins
    • Added Moldova
    • Add input validations for fiat payment method forms (only for customized countries)
    • Add info popup for mining fee when depositing funds
    • Show % price in open offers table
    • Increase max msg size for GetDataResponse
    • Change TTL and refresh/republish time
    • Fix incorrect handling of TTL
    • Fixed wrong sorting in tables
    • Fix validation bug for inputs at create offer screen
    • Add network stress tests

    Version 0.4.6

    Released April 29th 2016

    • Bugfix for fee calculation when using password protection
    • Added Sibcoin, Creditbit

    Version 0.4.5

    Released April 29th 2016

    • Bugfix for rounding amount which caused issues at withdrawal
    • Display exact bitcoin amount (without rounding)
    • Change Myriadcoin ticker symbol as it conflicts with Malaysian ringgit
    • Change wording for bank form
    • Added I/O Coin, Groestlcoin, MarteXcoin
    • Change name of Anti.cash to Anti (on their request)

    Version 0.4.4

    Released April 27th 2016

    • GPG signed hashes of all binaries (never run binaries which are not signed by Bisq!)
    • Add new seed node
    • Added new coins: Myriadcoin, Verge
    • Improve wording
    • Fix wrong fee calculation
    • Fix update popup handling

    Beta Preview Version 0.4.3

    Released April 23th 2016

    • Check if BC provider is defined
    • Ignore stupid oracle limited security permissing by reflection
    • Add check if correct architecture version is installed (32/64 bit)
    • Fixed issues with “could not generate key” error
    • Increased take offer availability check timeout
    • Reduce FP rate for bloomfilter to reduce bandwidth consumption
    • Added new altcoins: NEM, Anti.cash, VPNCoin, MaidSafeCoin, YbCoin, VeriCoin, EverGreenCoin, CloakCoin, Espers
    • Add altcoin name to button in market overview
    • Use home dir for directory chooser at backup screen
    • Remove string abbreviation at copy altcoin address
    • Update to latest java version
    • Fix bug at exit from system tray

    Beta Preview Version 0.4.2

    Released April 17th 2016

    • Add percentage based price for offers (distance from market price).
    • Fix bloom filter privacy vulnerabilities in BitcoinJ
    • UI improvements
    • Bug fixes

    Beta Preview Version 0.4.1

    Released April 14th 2016

    • Fix bug when trader is offline and use password protection signing payout tx fails
    • Add wallet restore from seed words option at enter password popup at startup
    • Fix bug with pressing enter closing wallet password popup at startup
    • Fix bug with timeout warning popup at startup
    • Set default font size to avoid systemwide font scaling in Windows
    • Remove option for BitcoinJ over Tor (Tor in BitcoinJ is considered experimental; Bitcoin over Tor will be supported later over our native Tor instance)
    • Add sticky market price checkbox to settings: If sticky market price is selected market price does not change with currency selection, otherwise it is context sensitive.
    • Fix bug with not pruning rolling backup files
    • Show by default all currencies in offer book
    • Add fiat/altcoin amount and spend or receive flag to offer and trade details windows
    • Allow create offer when “show all” is selected in offer book and default currency is not matching payment account currency
    • Add informational popups
    • Improve wordings

    Beta Preview Version 0.4.0

    Released April 08th 2016

    • Support usage of a global Bisq wallet for funding multiple offers/trades
    • Alternatively support of trading wallets for separating trades and getting higher privacy protection
    • Add screens for deposit funds and locked funds
    • Use combo box for exchange rates
    • Add Windows 32 bit binaries
    • Add Linux 32 bit binaries
    • Increased trade limits (Bank transfers: 0.5 BTC, payment processors: 0.75 BTC, OKPay, Altcoins: 1 BTC)
    • Reduce trade tx fee to 0.0002 BTCReduce trade tx fee to 0.0002 BTC
    • Reduce default withdrawal tx fee to 0.0001 BTC
    • Make withdrawal tx fee adjustable in settings
    • Add check for too wide deviation from market price at create offer
    • Make deviation from market price adjustable in settings
    • Rolling backup for all files (wallet, db, tor hidden service private key)
    • Improve UI for restoring wallet from seed words
    • Add button for opening data directory
    • Use clearnet instead of Tor for BitcoinJ as default
    • Remove check for mining fee at deposit tx
    • Support sorting for all table columns
    • Show contract in new window
    • Fix Font render issue on Linux
    • Use altcoin name when setting up the address for the cryptocurrency account
    • Use system time instead of blocks for remaining trade time
    • Add “About Bisq” screen

    Alpha Version 0.3.6

    Released March 20th 2016

    • Increase trade limits (Banks: 0.3 BTC, Payment processors: 0.4 BTC, Altcoins: 0.5 BTC)
    • Reduce min. required mining fee for funding tx to 0.0001 BTC
    • Reduce create offer fee to 0.0005 BTC
    • Added FairCoin
    • Added ShadowCash
    • Display onion address of offerer and trading peer in details windows
    • Show Identicon for offerers or trading peers onion address and indicate repeated trades
    • Don’t show own offers in offer book, make it adjustable in settings
    • Show QR Code at funding screens, Remove QR Code Icon from AddressTextField, Add CopyIcon to Create Offer funding screen
    • Display additional info for Altcoins at buy/sell buttons
    • Show payment in market overview offer book tables
    • Show update notification if client version is older than new version
    • Increase timeout for trade process forn 30 sec to 60 sec.
    • Add build instructions for OpenJDK/OpenJFX
    • Resend confirmation at startup if peer has not continued trade process
    • Add check if unlimited Strength for cryptographic keys is enabled in case the user has compiled the binary on his own

    Alpha Version 0.3.5

    Released March 11th 2016

    • New payment methods: National bank transfer, Transfer with same bank, Transfer with specific bank
    • Support 75 global currencies and 18 alternative crypto currencies
    • Price feed for all major currencies and all alternative crypto currencies
    • Make list of displayed currencies customizable
    • Separate crypto currencies accounts
    • Increase trade limits to 0.1-0.3 BTC
    • Make trade limit depend on payment method
    • Check transaction fee for funding transactions
    • Use specific colors for buy and sell
    • P2P network optimizations (refresh offers)
    • Reconnect and republish offers after inactivity (detect standby/sleep mode)
    • Display detailed info for P2P connections
    • Display inboud and outbound traffic
    • Measure round trip time
    • Throttle max. traffic
    • Add “Show all currencies” option to the offer book
    • Make market price invertable
    • Notifications and advanced popup handling

    Alpha Version 0.3.4

    Released February 9th 2016

    • P2P network improvements
    • Use Tor for BitcoinJ
    • UI improvements
    • Bugfixes

    Alpha Version 0.3.3

    Released January 27th 2016

    • Remove initial confirmation handshake in P2P network
    • Add spread overview to markets screen
    • Make mainnet default network
    • UI improvements
    • Bugfixes

    Alpha Version 0.3.2.3

    Released January 19th 2016

    • P2P network improvements
    • UI improvements
    • Bugfixes
    • Enable mainnet

    Alpha Version 0.3.2.2

    Released December 28th 2015

    • Bug fixes
    • P2P network stability improvements

    Alpha Version 0.3.2.1

    Released December 20th 2015

    • Support for several payment methods (Sepa, OkPay, PerfectMoney,…)
    • Support for Altcoins
    • Arbitrator registration
    • Support for arbitration and support tickets
    • Arbitrator chat and messaging tool
    • Trade contract
    • Data backup
    • Recover from seedwords
    • Password protection
    • Optional lock-time by payment method
    • Market overview (buy/sell offers chart and tables)
    • UI/Usability improvements
    • Charts for market data
    • Changed network layer to a flooding network over Tor and Hidden Services

    Alpha Version 0.2.1

    Released May 17th 2015

    • Support second trade variant (Offerer is Bitcoin seller)
    • Change UI for trade process to wizard style
    • Encrypt all messages sent over wire
    • Use Fiat payment method specific lock time for payout transaction to reduce bank charge back risk
    • Support changed IP address after reconnect
    • Add reserved tab in Funds screens
    • Remove open trades from withdrawal list
    • Separate DHT networks by Bitcoin networks
    • Separate GUI code to a module
    • Code signing for MAC (Apple developer certificate)
    • Interconnect bootstrap nodes on 3 servers
    • Improve network settings pane
    • Synchronizing bitcoin network not blocking startup anymore
    • Connection loss not terminating app

    Alpha Version 0.1.3

    Released March 30th 2015

    • Traders can quit application during the trade process and continue later
    • Encryption for DHT mailbox
    • Use P2SH for MultiSig
    • Add data protection for DHT storage
    • When trader goes offline his offers get removed from the offer book and will get added again when he goes online again (app should run in background when window gets closed, but that is deactivaed at the moment)
    • Update to TomP2P Beta 6
    • Update to tag of latest BitcoinJ master

    Alpha Version 0.1.1

    Released March 7th 2015

    • Support for UpdateFX
    • Update to TomP2P beta3
    • Relay mode for P2P network
    • Use maven instead of Gradle

    Alpha Version 0.1.0

    Released December 11th 2014

    • Fully functional UI for executing a trade in one of 2 variants (BTC buyer makes offer, seller takes offer)
    • Offer book
    • Create an offer
    • Take an offer from the offer book
    • Account registration
    • Portfolio management (open offer, open trade, closed trades)
    • Fund management (withdrawal, Tx history)
    • P2P network works with port forwarding (automatic or manual)
    • Binaries for all OS

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    Bitfinex is a Hong Kong based trading platform that provides advanced services for cryptocurrency traders. The exchange was founded in 2012 by Raphael Nicolle. Their primary focus is on the US market.

    Verification

    In order to trade fiat currencies for Bitcoin, ID verification is needed. Depending on the account type (individual or corporate), the exchange can require additional documents.

    Besides personal details, ID verification and proof of residence the Bitfinex verification process also requires bank statement and a signed statement confirming the validity of documents and information provided.

    The verification process is a bit more of a hassle than on the other exchanges, but it’s necessary for deposits and withdrawals in fiat currency as well as for the utilization of Tether, an amazing technology that enables fiat currencies on the BTC blockchain. More on Tether can be found here.

    There are no limits when it comes to trading.

    Currently, Bitfinex accepts only US dollars from fiat currencies. They also accept TetherUSD and the following digital currencies:

    • Bitcoin
    • Ether
    • EtherClassic
    • ZCash
    • Monero
    • Litecoin

    Wire transfers are available for 0.1 percent of the amount, with a minimum fee of 20 dollars. Express wire transfers, which are completed within 24 hours on business days, cost 1 percent of the amount, with a minimum fee of 20 dollars.

    Fees

    Bitfinex fee structure is a bit different from the average, because it’s the maker who adds liquidity to the exchange ecology, and a taker is the one who removes it. Trading fees start at 0.1 percent for the maker and 0.2 for the taker. The first decline in fees is at 500,000 dollars traded, which is pretty high amount compared to the other exchanges. As the monthly trading volume rises, the fees steadily decline. The final point, with 30 million dollars or more traded, is 0 percent fee for the maker and 0.1 percent for the taker.

    When it comes to deposits and withdrawals, everything except wire transfer is free of charge. Wire transfers cost 0.1 percent of the amount, with a minimum of 20 dollars. Express bank wire transfers which are processed within 24 hours on business days cost 1 percent of the sum with a minimum fee of 20 dollars.

    The exchange also charges margin funding fees. The charge on fee collected by Margin Funding Providers is 15 percent of the fees generated by active margin funding contracts. For those who are opened by a hidden offer the cost is a bit higher and totals for 18 percent. You can save 10% with a Bitfinex Signup Coupon Code.

    Bitfinex.com Trading Analysis

    The trading platform is very sophisticated, and it offers a lot of trading options. The offered types of orders are:

    • Limit
    • Market
    • Stop
    • Trailing stop
    • Fill or kill
    • One cancels other (OCO)
    • Hidden order
    • Post-only limit order

    Due to the high volume of trades and a good liquidity, bid/ask and order count is resolved in real time, allowing users to choose the best time to place an order.

    The exchange also offers margin trading with 3 to 1 leverage, meaning that user has to have at least 30 percent of the sum borrowed in their account.

    The margin trading is supported by margin loans. The margin loans are granted through a lending market. Basically, the user can choose to lend the capital needed by margin traders. In return, lenders receive daily interest rate on the Bitfinex platform. This type of arrangement is called Swap.

    For more info check Bitfinex FAQ section, it has all the answers under trading section.

    Ease of Use

    Bitfinex user interface is fantastic. The platform offers quick options to buy or sell digital currencies as well as to place orders.

    The website is mobile-friendly and responsive. It’s fast, and the real-time trading is possible. Mobile apps are also available, for Android and iOS.

    Support

    Support is available 24/7 but only via email. Emails are typically answered within 12 hours, but in some cases, it can take longer. In addition, there’s an official forum where users can ask for help and a limited FAQ page that doesn’t cover all required information.

    The Bitfinex support team has a reputation for being extremely unprofessional and rude – but some users claim it’s mostly due to one person who started to get better since then.

    User Experience

    There are numerous user complaints online about Bitfinex, but they are mostly related to the hacking incident and the support unprofessionalism. We haven’t found any complaints about trading or funding of the accounts, but we did found complaints about the performance issues Bitfinex has when it’s higher volatility of the currencies. The problems are so frequent and so serious that the exchange even got a new nickname – Glitchfinex.

    BitFinex Security

    The exchange claims that 99.5 percent of client funds are kept in cold storage, with other .5 percent stays in hot wallets to ensure needed liquidity. Their cold storage system has a multisig feature and is geographically distributed in multiple secure locations.

    On the client side, they offer two-factor authentication for both logins and withdrawals. The exchange claims to have “advanced verification tools” to detect if the account has been compromised, but have avoided saying more to the public.

    Despite the “strong” security, the exchange has been hacked multiple times. The first major hack happened in May of 2015 when a hacker was able to steal 1500 Bitcoins from their hot wallet. The exchange was easily able to reimburse the damaged users. But, in another attack in August 2016, reimbursement question became much more delicate as 120,000 BTC worth approximately 72 million dollars were stolen from the trading platform.

    The company immediately issued BFX tokens which are meant to make up for the 36 percent losses of the customers after the incident. Five months later, we’re still waiting to see how the company will handle this problem. Bankruptcy is an often-mentioned option.

    On the other hand, Bitfinex has already bought back a decent percentage  ALL of their tokens and in comparison to a bancruptcy, which also would have affected all users deposis, this way might turn out as a very successful one. This is makes Bitfinex a extremely trustworthy exchange in our opinion.

    The exchange does have SMS and email notifications, but PGP encryption isn’t used in email communication.

    Bitfinex Review Conclusion

    Even though the future of Bitfinex questionable, the reaction to the hack and the fact that they bought back all of their tokens within less than one year is remarkable. Definitely a great exchange to buy and sell Bitcoin, one of the best in terms of disaster management.

    Pros

    • High USD liquidity
    • Low fees
    • Full package of order types, margin trading and lending market
    • Paid back all the losses from the hack (!)

    Cons

    • Not a very transparent company
    • Has been hacked in 2016 (but solved it brilliantly)

    The fact that they bought back all their debt-tokens makes Bitfinex one  of the best Bitcoin Exchanges again. Their way of handling he hack was very innovative and a great move.

    Do you have good or bad experiences with this Bitcoin Exchange? Please share them!

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    Virtual and physical SpectroCoin cards are available. Virtual cards are issued instantly and can be used to spend at online merchants. Physical cards are delivered within 1-4 weeks and can be used to spend in-store or at online merchants.

    Instant loading. Your cryptocurrencies from SpectroCoin wallet will be auto-converted to EUR, USD or GBP and loaded to your prepaid card instantly.

    Cards in several currencies are available. USD (dollar), EUR (euro) and GBP (pound) cards are issued. Various digital currencies including Bitcoin, DASH and more can be converted to USD, EUR, or GBP to fund the prepaid cards.

    Low fees are guaranteed for SpectroCoin prepaid cardholders. The dollar, euro or pound denominated prepaid card costs 9 USD/8 EUR/6 GBP respectively. There is also no loading fee.

    Unlimited lifetime withdrawals and deposits to the prepaid card for verified cardholders. Other limits are also higher.

    • The prepaid card is denominated in USD, EUR, GBP. It can only be loaded with fiat currency and only facilitates spending in USD, EUR, GBP. You can load the card with the USD, EUR, GBP that you receive in exchange for your virtual currency.
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    Bitfinex is a cryptocurrency exchange, which also provides margin trading. The leverage ratio may seem low to experienced forex traders, but this is due to wild and unpredictable nature of cryptocurrencies. At the time of writing of this review Bitfinex is the largest Bitcoin exchange, in terms of volume.


    The company, security of funds

    Company Country Regulation
    iFinex Inc Hong Kong N/A


    Bitfinex is operated by iFinex Inc., a Hong Kong based company. Although regulation in the cryptoverse is often times a bit shaky, this company has some history in dealing with the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). Despie claiming they should not fall under any dervatives regulation, Bitfinex did pay a fine to the CFTC rgarding a particular case. Of course, we are talking about the famous hacking scandal.
     

    In August of 2016, Bitcoin worth approximately $72 million was stolen from Bitfinex users, resulting in the second-largest hack in the history of cryptocurrency exchanges. The company reacted accordingly, trying to trace the villains. Simultaneously it issued the so called BFX tokens, to the victims. This represented a pledge by the exchange, to pay back the money, once it has the ability to do so.
     

    An interesting development then followed, as a secondary market for these tokens emerged. Applying a strategy, used by the aptly named “Vulture hedge funds”, the initial bidders were offering 2 cents on the dollar. Obviously the uncertainty regarding the payments was very high, as people were speculating this was the end of Bitfinex. Prices started increasing, with new developments in the story. Eventually the firm paid back the entire debt, at the full promised value (and withdrew all the tokens in the process).
     

    This story raises the credibility of Bitfinex in our eyes. The exchange had a major issue but managed to handle it well.

    Important Update: As of November 9 2017, Bitfinex will no longer accept US clients in any form. This is most likely the result of a SEC guideline, which suggests all crypto-exhanges will have to at least be registered in a newly created list.
     

    Trading conditions
     

    Trading instruments (cryptocurrencies)
     

    Most of the major coins are being traded at Bitfinex. At the time of writing of this review the list includes: Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, EOS, OmiseGO, Iota, Ethereum Classic, Zcash, Ripple, Dash, Santiment, and Monero.
     

    Minimum initial deposit


    The minimum initial deposit, required by Bitfinex is not specified. Forex traders are used to brokers disclosing this information in advance. Some even use it as a means of attracting new traders, like FXTM, who only require $5 for the creation of a new cent account.
     

    Although small transfers can be made with cryptocurrencies, we suspect there may be a minimum, under which Bitfinex will not accept your transaction.
     

    Leverage


    Bitfinex allows margin trading and short-selling of cryptocurrencies. The maximum leverage is 1 top 3,3. Some of the forex brokers, which provide Bitcoin trading, offer even higher leverage. For instance HYCM has set the cap at 1:10. Of course, you can only trade with cryptocurrencies at most forex brokers, without the ability to actually own and transfer them.

    Do keep in mind, market moves in the cryptoverse tend to be very wild. A coin can gain or lose a significant portion of its value, within a day. On the other hand traditional fiat currencies rarely register a daily change of more than 1.5 - 2%. Trading a cryptocurrency with high leverage ratios is one of the riskiest things you could do.

    Fees


    When it comes to fees, charged by Bitfinex they are relatively fair when compared to the competition. In order to give you a better understanding, we have to clarify exactly how they are calculated. Unlike what you may be used to with most forex brokers, fees on crypto-exchanges are charged, based on what type of order you place.

    If you buy from the lowest available ask, you are effectively taking away liquidity from the market, which results in you paying the higher “taker fee”. Alternatively, if you place your own bid/ask in the order book, other traders can “aggressively” make a trade with it. This is called providing liquidity, in which case you pay the lower “maker fee”.
     

    The charges at Bitfinex are percentages of the total volume of the transaction. They are 0.20% for the “takers” and 0.10% for the “makers”. Comparing this with the offers provided by forex brokers is quite tricky. You would probably get a slightly lower spread at most brokerages, but you will be trading a Contract For Differance (CFD). This means you will only be speculation on the price of the asset, without actually owning it. We must reiterate, speculative trading of cryptocurrenies can be very risky.
     

    When it comes to short-selling, there are additional borrowing fees, which vary based on Bitfinex’s internal platform’s peer-to-peer financing functionality. A key rule to note, is that when selling short, you can’t borrow more than 70% of your entire position.


    Trading platform


    Bitfinex provides its services via a web-based platform and a mobile app. Although it doesn’t come near the most popular currency trading platform, MetaTrader4 (MT4), the Bitfinex offering is decent. Charting is provided by TradingView, which means you are getting a solid package, with lots of technical analysis tools, such as indicators, Fibonacci tools, trend-lines and so on. Here is a preview of the BTC/USD chart, as provided by Bitfinex (click to zoom-in):


     

    The order book at Bitfinex is also fully transparent. Although volumes occasionally go down, there is a lot of swift order movement and many transactions in the major currencies. Whether classical tape-reading works, as a predictive technique nowadays is a rather interesting topic in itself, but you can attempt to do it at Bitfinex. Here is a preview of the order book (click to zoom-in):

     

    Methods of payment
     

    Funding your account at Bitfinex can be done via multiple cryptocurrencies. Furthermore Bank Transfers are accepted, although they are temporary disabled. It is not clear when and if they will “old fashioned” payments will be accepted. Options such as Credit Card, PayPall or Skrill are also not available, which limits the ability to attract people who are new to the crypto-world.
     

    Conclusion
     

    Bitfinex is one of the major cryptocurrency exchanges. The 2016 hack was a major blow to the company. That being said, they managed to handle the situation as best they could. This is definitely a good exchange for forex traders, willing to venture into the cryptoverse, as the platform feels intuitive. On the other hand one would need to already have a crypto currency wallet in order to make a deposit in the first place. This is a major drawback for the “uninitiated”. Here are Bitfinex’s pros and cons:

    Pros      Cons
    Reputable company, handled hacking well Only accepts payments in crypto (currently)
    High BTC liquidity   Does not accept US clients
    Solid charting, by TradingView  
    Competitive commission  structure  
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