Bitfinex starts to kick out U.S customers.
Today i received following email from Bitfinex support:
You are receiving this message because you are an unverified user of the www.bitfinex.com platform
We thank you for your business and remind you that all customers must respect and follow the rules of the exchange, all of which we commend to your attention: https://www.bitfinex.com/legal/terms. In particular, individuals resident in the United States are not permitted to be customers of the exchange or use our services. Furthermore, United States residents are prohibited from accessing our services using any virtual private network, proxy service, or any other third party service, network, or product with the effect of disguising their IP address or location.
It is a breach of our terms of service to give false information at signup or in response to questions from us, whether as part of our compliance and due diligence procedures or otherwise. Penalties for breaching our terms of service may include referral to law enforcement or other authorities and terminating your access to any and all of our services.
We are monitoring the platform and will continue to take action to enforce our terms of service.
The Bitfinex Team
I'm not affected by this because I'm not resident of the U.S. But anyway it seems to be strange why they do that. Due to this arbitrariness, i decided to not work with that exchange anymore. There are enough other opportunities. Nobody knows what will happens next on that exchange and if another "hack" occurs.
Feel free to form your own opinion regarding this.
My bet is soon or less all Bitfinex users will need a verification.Additionally, i think if they find some customers from the U.S. they will freeze their wallets and may withdraw their coins for their needs. This seems very fishy...