My post title above is what I’ve been googling and binging for hours now but I still cannot find what I am looking for. My friends are asking for a referral code in order to create a new Bitfinex account.
So I quickly logged in to my Bitfinex account to get my referral code, but I couldn’t find it anywhere. I even searched the entire FAQs page of Bitfinex but to no avail.
There are also several posts in Reddit, posting their referral codes, but I couldn’t find mine.
Finally I decided to e-mail Bitfinex support and they replied withib 24 hours saying that the referral program was discontinued and they are working on a new system to limit the number of new users using an invite code.
This is somehow similar to Replika.ai where you can only create an account via invitation and once you signed up using the invitation code you can invite 5 more users in return. With this method, they can limit a huge number of bogus users.
I don’t know what the invite limit of Bitfinex but we’ll find out pretty soon once the new invitation system is live.
If you’re looking for a Bitcoin or Ethereum wallet and somebody referred Quanta Wallet to you, please stay away from it. You can deposit your ethers, but you cannot withdraw it. So beware of using unknown wallets because somebody referred it to you. This scam wallet is available on iOS and Android. You cannot export your keys when you use this wallet. You cannot reset your password if you’ve forgotten it. And once your cryptocurrencies are deposited in the Quanta Wallet, just say goodbye to it, because you’ll never get it back.
This wallet is developed by QuantaPLC. An unknown software developer. They also have a github page with a readme file. Haha!
There are too many scam cryptocurrency wallets nowadays, so be very careful when choosing your wallet. If you want a wallet where you don’t control your own keys, always trust the big names such as Coinbase, Cex.io, and Bitfinex. If you want to control your own keys, but it’s too complicated for you to manually generate your key, or you’re to lazy to download the official Ethereum wallet at https://ethereum.org/, then use MyEtherWallet.com. At least, you have full control of your own keys and you can use it in any wallet you want.
Always be careful, always stay safe.