Bitfinex is one the most popular cryptocurrency trading platforms right now. Providing a variety of tools, including margin trading, short selling, and liquidity swaps. Bitfinex was launched in 2013 and has grown in a short span to be one of the largest exchanges going by the trading volume. Unlike GDAX, this software has a lot of different features that lets you customize your layout. Additionally, Bitfinex offers several tools similar to chart platforms that let you add indicators to analyze your charts. I really like the platform for all the options to setup your layout, which is really important to the modern trader.
The problem with this exchange is with fund transfers. If you wanted to deposit some money, for some reason wire deposits have currently been paused. So you have to go to your Coinbase and send some ETH currency to Bitfinex if you want to fund it. USD isn’t transferable. They also prohibit direct withdrawals, meaning you need to send your money back to Coinbase for the withdrawal. Remember, you still can’t transfer cash so you need to move around ETH or BTC. They also do not offer any margin leverage on your trades.
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