Bitfinex adds Ethereum shorting and margin trading

Investing | March 15, 2016 By:

Bitfinex has announced it has included Ethereum as one of the tradable crypto-assets.

“While we are generally wary of adding new digital assets to the platform and believe that Ether’s future as a store of value is quite uncertain, it is, nonetheless, hard to ignore the Ether trading volumes at other exchanges and the many requests we have received from our customers to add Ether trading pairs,”said Bitfinex.

The company also makes it clear that it is not their general practice to include new digital assets, but in this case, the demand has been too high to ignore. Also, ether’s performance in the recent months has influenced their decision to go ahead and make an exception for the sake of their customers.

Bitfinex is a bitcoin trading platform.