Bitfinex is a Hong Kong-based bitcoin exchange platform owned and operated by iFinex Inc. that provides advanced services for digital currency traders and liquidity providers. It allows traders to enjoy real-time exchange and margin trading while liquidity providers are able to experience the peer-to-peer cryptofinancing market. Bitfinex facilitates both unfinanced and financed transactions. Unfinanced purchases are fully funded by trading participants through the funds deposited by them on the platform. It enables its users to stay connected, trade, and get notifications directly through their mobile devices. Bitfinex was launched in 2012.