Bitfinex Pulse is a news feed aggregator and information directory. Through Bitfinex Pulse, you can read and publish quality content and share your trading strategies through community engagement.
Create a Bitfinex Pulse Account
To create your Bitfinex Pulse account:
1. Sign up/Login into your Bitfinex account: You will need to be signed in to your Bitfinex account.
If you do not have a Bitfinex account you can sign up through https://www.bitfinex.com.
2. Setup your Bitfinex Pulse profile: Once signed in, go to the top menu and select the Bitfinex Pulse icon as seen on the image below.
Proceeding, you will be redirected to the Bitfinex Pulse setup.
- Choose your nickname: You can begin by entering a nickname or skip the setup.
If you choose to skip, you would not be able to post a pulse, however, you can come back onto Your Profile and create a nickname anytime.
- Agree to the Terms of Service: You will then be presented with the Bitfinex Pulse Terms of Service to read and agree to in order to continue.
- Complete your profile: Select Your Profile to set up your Bitfinex Pulse account by choosing a profile picture, a nickname (if you haven’t already done so) and entering a short biography, completing your set-up.
Note: Information shared under Your Profile can be viewed publicly if you are a verified account holder.
3. Write your first pulse: Once you have finalised creating your profile, you are ready for your first pulse, which will include a title and content.
You can write a new pulse at any time by clicking on the icon at the bottom right-hand side, or directly through the editor if you are using the expanded (full screen) view:
Your pulses can contain photos (drag and drop for easy uploading), the percentage of your exchange wallet holdings in a pie chart format, links, emojis, with an option to style the text using additional options from the pulse footer:
Understanding Private and Public pulses
A pulse can be private or public depending on your KYC verification level and settings.
Private pulses can only be seen by the person who posted the pulse.
If your account is unverified, you will only be able to post pulses as private. You will be able to see them in the ‘Your Pulse’ section.
Public pulses are reserved to KYC verified users, who can choose to share their pulses on the Home section (the pulses feed) for public consumption, which can also be seen by those who have not signed in to Bitfinex.
In addition, if as a verified user you have given consent to appear on the Bitfinex Leaderboard, your Bitfinex Pulse profile preview and your pinned pulse will be displayed on the Bitfinex Leaderboard. Users can click on the Pulse icon to view the pulse and hover over a nickname to see the profile preview.
Follow and Notifications
You can follow your favourite accounts by pressing on the Follow button beneath the user profile picture. On the Home’s Following tab, you will then only see curated information shared from accounts you follow.
If you navigate to ‘Your pulse’ profile section, you will be able to see the number of Followers you have, and the number of accounts you are Following.
Notifications will update anytime your pulse receives a like or you have a new follower on your Bitfinex Pulse account.
Your public pulses can be shared on all social media platforms via a sharable link.
In addition, you can link your Twitter handle with your Bitfinex Pulse profile; go to Bitfinex Account info settings to connect your Twitter account; this feature will show the Twitter follow button and number of followers you currently have.
Report a pulse
If you have reasons to believe that any pulse violates the Bitfinex Pulse Terms of Service, as a verified user, you can report it by using the ‘report’ option on the uploaded pulse.
Hashtags, Cashtags and the News-Banner
Hashtags and cashtags used in a pulse’s body will change the text colour to green, and in the title, to blue. Your pinned public pulses may feature in the News banner, which will be available on the Bitfinex Pulse page, the Bitfinex homepage, and the Bitfinex Trading page.
You can generate a cashtag using $ before any currency or token available on our Trading page which will create an interactive tag. When a cursor hovers over the cashtag an overview modal will appear displaying a brief explanation of the currency (or token) and its current trading price against USD. If you further click on View Market in the overview window, you will be directed to the Bitfinex Trading page of the respective USD pair.
Bitfinex Pulse Tips
By including keywords and hashtags you can make your posts more pointed
You can share up to 4 images; the size limit is 6 MB per pulse
You can search by both public nicknames and pulse content
Moreover, the search results, in Full-Screen mode, will also show the 10 most used hashtags (Trends); in the side panel mode, you can see what’s Trending, in a tab within the Home section
In the Likes submenu under Your pulse, you will be able to see a list of the pulses that you liked: the pinned pulse is shown first, followed by the others, in date order
To view Bitfinex Pulse in full-page mode from the Side Panel, click on the Full-Screen option, or you can access the full page directly from https://www.bitfinex.com/pulse
If you have closed the News banner, you can re-enable it from the ‘Edit Profile’ in your account section (“Show news feed banner”)
If you choose to share your portfolio (wallet) composition, the pie chart will consist of the percentage of those currencies that are >2% of your Exchange wallet holdings in USD equivalent