Hi, my name is Richie - I am one of the founders of bittrex.com

Hello. I'm bittrex-richie and I am the one you yell at whenever your deposit or withdrawals aren't working; or if you are unfortunate enough to have to cut us a tier 2 ticket :)

I'm 40 years old, and live in Seattle with my wife Leah and our son Mason. I'm usually not a fan of "yet another social media site", but given the work @ned, @dan and company have done with steemit, I'm on here to check things out. @bittrex-bill has already been making posts on steemit and I'm sure we'll continue to investigate ways we can leverage this platform moving forward.

You can always find me on our slack @ slack.bittrex.com and lurking in the steem slack as well. Don't be shy and stop by and say hi. Please do be weary of scammers - neither I or anyone from bittrex will ever offer you or ask you for anything.

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I hope you blog about what it's like to run an exchange without giving any trade secrets. We use to hear from Vern a lot from Cryptsy. It's nice to meet the people behind bittrex.

Here's a question, how often do you have monitor the coin wallets and look for the latest upgrade or hard fork? With so many coins on your exchange, that must be a real daunting task.

Check out the https://bittrex.com/status page, they have a lot of automation in place to monitor blockchains and pause markets if forks are detected.

I hope you blog about what it's like to run an exchange without giving any trade secrets


What trade secrets could exist? I thought for exchange owners to trade on their own exchange was a bit unethic. It would be like a gambler playing on their own gambling site.

Perhaps aspects of how they handle security, or future marketing plans, etc.. Just like any business.

I can confirm this is THE bittrex-richie :)

welcome, richie!

Hey dude. Can you make bittrex.com better. It's amateur rubbish. Add more professional features and stop supporting hard forks where wallets aren't forward compatible. I'm sick of you supporting devs who steal my coins through hard forks. Why can't I give you my private keys as a way to deposit my coins? It's so annoying running a wallet to send you coins.

As a professional I would like you to make my job easier not harder!

can you be more specific? which coins forked without notifying holders and "stole" coins?
It's not uncommon for a swap to take place and bittrex to swap your wallet for you rather than zero your balance.
But I agree a priv key import would be amazing cause not all of us have friends with every chain downloaded

I'd love to do priv key import, but it cost isn't worth the usage. We won't ever import a foreign key into our wallets which means we'd have to set up a duplicate wallet for every coin. It just isn't viable. If you have an idea of how to accomplish it, i'm all ears.

As for forked coins, @blocktalk is absolutely correct. We either upgrade and follow the majority fork or risk being on a broken unsupported chain. It isn't about us supporting devs; its about us supporting the majority of users of any given blockchain.

If trex takes on a more professional look for traders like Poloniex does...I will switch to you guys just because I am from Seattle and want to see you guys do well...however I like poloniex UI much better as a trader.

Polo has been dropping the ball recently, just switched to Bittrex. Good so far, we'll see.

lol u are awesome

Great to see you on Steemit, Richie :) Big Fan!

Do not correct wang

Richie was on #Blocktalk for my second interview with Griff Green regarding the DAO exploit. I must he is quite knowledgable and very well versed in blockchain maintenance. Love the transparcy from both Richie and Bill

Interesting fact in this video. The bittrex person is all like we don't want to dictate hard forks but bittrex runs hard fork scams all the time. I've had my coins jacked from my cold wallets by cryptocoin devs and bittrex working together to hard fork away my coins.

Can you give a specific example?

Haven't seen this before, thanks for sharing.


Question: What's the likely hood of adding the STEEM logo onto Bittrex website, under the Extensive Digital Currency Support section?
I'm sure the majority here in the STEEM community would greatly appreciate the cross support. Thanks for all you're doing!

Bittrex is a great exchange. Ive never had any issues and find it to be very fast and useful. Deposits and withdrawals are always super fast. I can only imagine its not easy to maintain a good reputation while surfing the fine, sharp, opaque and conflicting lines between of changing regulation, user demands and network security. Its a bold business and youre even bolder for reaching out to us with eager transparency.

I think you set a great example. Exchange folk often seem so cryptic and anonymous to me. I love to see a face behind the machine I enjoy using every day. You guys do a great job! And thanks for adding Waves support pre-node release as well. Welcome to Steemit and keep on doing what you do! :)

PS I used to live in Ballard (Seattle), I ran Snoose Junction Pizza (bike delivery) and did open mic at Mr Spots Chai House. What part of Seattle are you in?

Heh.... we were just out at Ballard today for the seafood festival ;) ... We live up in Queen Anne.

Hide your trees :)

My girlfriend moved out of her house on the locks last year. I miss that house. It was nice sitting on the deck and watching the boats float past. It was right after that train bridge that goes up and down. The ballard locks.... it is out of my price range.

I lived on south slope for years! Great to see a face behind Bittrex!

Welcome :)
Thanks for providing a great service, I have been using Bittrex since I got into crypto. Pretty sure it was the first exchange I opened an account at. A couple years later, and I have yet to have an issue depositing or withdrawing. Keep up the great work!

Haha, submitted a ticket to you last night when it was busted. Thanks for fixing it and getting the withdrawal through :)

Hello, Richie nice to see you at steem. Bittrex is one of my favorite. You made a good job!

Nice to see the face of a name i read a lot in the crypto universe !!! Its great to see you here!

Welcome! Nice exchange i use it when i am in the Bittrex mood:)

Welcome to the community steemit
bigg boss bittrex .. :)

Richie when you gonna get a troll box. We all want one.

A well-documented article and an interesting analysis.

Thanks for adding LISK, DCR, STEEM, WAVES and RISE. Bittrex is best!

oooh so you are the founder of bittrex ....my friend ever told me that he use bittrex for trading :) ....nice to see u....my name is Salsabila Robert ...you can see this post if you want to know me more ;)

Check out www.nioctib.org new Bitcoin Forum- hope to see you offer there

Shakes fist at bittrex Ritchie!

Thanks for saying hi! Would be interesting to have a video tour of Bittrex office whenever you have a time.

hey hey richie nice to see you publishing here

have fun

wellcome the new area new generations dude :D

wew richie :D nice a man ..

thats interesting, i didn't know that bittrex is US-based exchange

Thanks for adding STEEM and WAVES :D

Nice to finally see some of the devs! Welcome!

You may have read some of my news pieces at www.coincurrencynews.com where we cover the coins industry.

How big of a ticket do you need to get to tier 2?



Anything ryan can't handle gets shot up to me. We try to keep those to a minimum ;)

wow richie bittrex join steemit, nice to see you here
welcome to steemit commnunity

nice to meet you @bittrex-richie, i heard a lot about you especially when bittrex announce to add new coin :) that is what people wait

Congratulations, Bittrex I feel very good because of its simplicity and functionality.

Wow richie bittrex, welcome bro!! Happy steeming :)

welcome, Richie! Its nice to see and to know who is standing behind of the company. Bittrex is good

hey guys please heck out my new tutorial i made for mining coins! https://steemit.com/mining/@wolfbro/mining-rigs-and-how-to-build-one

Hi Richie,

A month ago my account was disabled. I was asked to verify certain things so that my account can be enabled and I did to make my account Enhance Verified. I thought it got enabled then.

Today, when I tried to withdraw BTC, I get an error saying "ACCOUNT_DISABLED, see this link"

Here is my ticket number: #630830

Kindly help.

May i have your assistance please! Case Ticket: 511407

It has been 1 month and 3 days since i failed to verify, and 21 days since i raised you support ticket. Much appreciated!!!

Welcome @bittrex-richie !
Happy steeming!

I met you at the Seattle Ethereum meet-up one time!!
Now look at you!! making all that Steem money!!! Canada wants money!

Confirmed that this is really him! Welcome Richie!!!

Hi, nice to meet you Richie:-)

Hi I am Scotty and its good to know that you are supporting another success story God bless you and your family.

I just made an account too! I said can't beat em, join em.

wonderful ! happy family

Thank you for creating this great exchange, I've been using it for over a year now, nearly without ANY issues at all to trade the crypto that I mine. Keep up the great work!

hello bittrex exchanger

Hi richie, are you richie lai, the guy holding my money for no reason and not answering my support queries?

Nice to see you here

hello richie how are you ?

Very nice post Richie. I think this coin could be revolutionary. Its great to see a Seattle based exchange supporting something innovative! Good luck to all you guys at Trex - from a local Seattleite

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