EOS Block
Producer

Vision

Founded in 2012, Bitfinex is a digital asset trading platform offering state-of-the-art services for digital currency traders and liquidity providers. Since our inception, our focus has been on identifying and advancing the capabilities of protocol-level technologies that meet the demands of a high-volume blockchain-based trading platform both legal and technical. We believe we contribute significant value to the EOS community through sharing this.

The Bitfinex team is composed of 100+ industry experts, including a highly-versatile development team, technical support agents, legal experts and passionate industry advocates. Our underlying goal is to grow the open-source nature of the decentralised digital asset space, achieved through intensive community development, research and collaboration.

Our vision as a block producer is that of a collaborative incubator, combining the potential of EOS with our efforts to take EOS research, development and adoption to another level. Our team has gained invaluable industry experience along the way, and we aim to make use of this to enrich the teams around us - sharing information and providing guidance whenever possible. Collaboration is vital to the success of EOS and we look forward to collaborating with developers, innovators and block producers from around the world to advance EOS.

Company Information

Official BP Candidate Name: Bitfinex

Company Location: BVI

Community Benefit Outline

eosfinex

eosfinex is a high-performance decentralised exchange platform built on EOS technology. eosfinex will combine the scalability and potential of EOS with the financial/development expertise of the Bitfinex development team to deliver a highly-scalable, on-chain trading platform. eosfinex has been designed with speed, transparency and scalability in mind and will be the first trustless exchange to be deployed on EOS. In addition to the development of a trustless exchange, we will also lead the development of a secure and intuitive EOS wallet.

Hackathons & Development Meetups

Bitfinex is excited to host a series of hackathons, developer meetups and open-source conventions to foster collaboration, innovation and research within EOS. We will be focusing on the practical development of EOS to facilitate and accelerate concrete adoption of EOS technology on a global scale

Open-source Development

Bitfinex will pioneer open-source development of EOS technology with a focus on technical infrastructure, network security, scalability and decentralised governance.

Sunbeam - an experimental Node.js library

Bitfinex is currently finalising ‘SunBeam’ - an experimental Node.js library that allows for interaction with standard and custom EOS exchange contracts. Through offering basic order book and buy/sell functionality, SunBeam acts as the foundational library required for decentralised exchange on EOS. SunBeam will be entirely open-sourced and available to the EOS community, with the first release scheduled for mid-May.

Education

We will conduct a series of online/offline workshops to facilitate the adoption of EOS technology and development of a passionate EOS dev community. This includes educational materials, webinars, lectures, interactive development lessons and Q&As with key developers and thought-leaders.

EOS Incubator - Rising Tide

Bitfinex will take on the role of incubator to fund, nurture and advise teams that are serious about the future of EOS and whose vision aligns with that of the greater community. Our primary goal is to share from our legal and technical experience, accrued from years of pushing the boundaries of the digital asset space.

Team

Paolo Ardoino

Chief Technology Officer

Paolo joined Bitfinex early 2015 and now serves as CTO, developing & managing core parts of the Bitfinex backend. Paolo has been building valuable tools & infrastructure for financial innovation for the past 15 years.

JL van der Velde

Chief Executive Officer

JL joined Bitfinex as CEO in 2013. A technologist at heart, his focus has been on developing a strict compliance system & collaborating with banking, regulatory & law enforcement to pioneer innovation within the space

Giancarlo Devasini

Chief Financial Officer

Giancarlo is the serving CFO of Bitfinex. Giancarlo has, since 2012, been instrumental in the development of Bitfinex, establishing banking relationships, attracting key personnel & re-domiciling the exchange.

Steven Quinn

Senior Product Manager

Steven joined Bitfinex in 2019. He is a Product Manager at Bitfinex and Product Lead of eosfinex, Bitfinex's hybrid non-custodial exchange built on EOSIO. He focuses on decentralisation and custody solutions.