While the crypto-market suffers from regular hacker attacks on crypto-exchanges and multi-million dollar thefts, Bitfinex together with the EOS project announces their plans to launch a decentralized exchange platform.

The decentralized exchange EosFinex is called "the world's first high-performance decentralized exchange," which will be built on the EOS platform software, allowing fast and scalable operations.

"In order to continue pushing the boundaries of market-leading services, EOSfinex will combine the scalability and speed of EOS.IO with Bitfinex’s industry-leading expertise to deliver an “on chain” exchange designed to offer a fast, transparent and trustless platform for the trading of digital assets," Bitfinex said in a statement.

The new crypto-exchange is designed to become a "high volume, blockchain-based trading platform."

The exact date of EosFinex opening is not scheduled, but the official website of the exchange has already been launched. Those customers who are interested in receiving updates about the future decentralized platform can subscribe to the newsletter.

The developer of the EOS platform is Block.one. A distinctive feature of the EOS platform is its possibility of horizontal scaling of decentralized applications, which allows creating high-performance Dapps.

Decentralized exchanges, in contrast to centralized ones, allow cryptocurrency holders not to lose control over their private keys and also imply a higher level of privacy, since bidders' and transaction information is not transferred to a third party.