• Litecoins

    Dear Customers

    In the last days we have seen a proliferation of new cryptocurrencies ( Feathercoin, Chinacoin, Royalcoin, Yacoin ect..) that are being brought in the market, pumped up and then forgotten quickly by the community.
    On the other hand we think Litecoin is a case on its own, with several characteristics and features that make it pretty innovative (faster confirmation, no Asic mining etc.).
    Due to its long existence ( a couple of year is a pretty long period of time in the cryptocurrency world ) and an ever-growing merchant adoption, we believe Litecoin is here to stay.
    I'm therefore glad to announce that starting from next friday the 24th of May Bitfinex will allow Litecoin trading on its platform.
    It will be possible to buy Litecoins for both Bitcoins or US dollars and of course viceversa.
    On the first stage we will only allow typical exchange operations, that is not short them or take a leveraged position.
    Once the order book will build up a little (hoping this will take little time), we plan to implement also the above mentioned functions.

    It is our belief that offering our customers a diversified choice will allow them to increase their profit capabilities.

    Have a good trading day.

    Giancarlo
    Customers Relations
    Bitfinex Team
    Comments 4 Comments
    1. Mccoyspace's Avatar
      Mccoyspace -
      Well this is interesting. I'm sure the folks hanging out on the btc-e boards are taking notice. I think it is a good move for the exchange.
    1. Jordan Baucke's Avatar
      Jordan Baucke -
      Quote Originally Posted by Mccoyspace View Post
      Well this is interesting. I'm sure the folks hanging out on the btc-e boards are taking notice. I think it is a good move for the exchange.
      Hear hear! Next frozen orange juice concentrate futures!
    1. Myself's Avatar
      Myself -
      Quote Originally Posted by Jordan Baucke View Post
      Hear hear! Next frozen orange juice concentrate futures!
      or maybe mtgox CDS ?
    1. neofutur's Avatar
      neofutur -
      namecoin is the oldest altchain and should be considered imo.

      see also https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=5574589