Bitfinex is not insolvent, and a constant stream of Medium articles claiming otherwise is not going to change this. As one of only a very few exchanges operating since 2013, with a small team and low operating costs
E-commerce has been a growing part of how businesses and consumers purchase products and services since the beginning of the consumer internet era in the mid-1990s. E-commerce now drives trillions of dollars worth of sales and is still growing at double-digit percentages year over year.
But I think the existence of that alternative will be very important, because the mainstream Internet, the traditional Internet, and especially traditional social media, are poisoned by two original sins.
Many governments have begun capitalizing on this very convenient affordance by building systems that compile transaction data and scraped private info into a single database, most have only just begun moving in this direction.