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About Bitstamp

What is Bitstamp?

Founded in 2011, Bitstamp is one of the oldest centralized exchanges (CEX), serving nearly 4 million users in more than 100 countries around the world. The exchange claims to offer a convenient, easy-to-understand and easy-to-use platform to meet the needs of all types of users. Users can access 78 digital assets and purchase cryptocurrencies using debit cards, credit cards, money transfers, international wire transfers and more. Beginning investors have access to a wide range of educational resources and trading tools, as well as 24/7 professional support services. Experienced investors enjoy competitive trading fees, an enhanced platform, Tradeview and a pledge program, Bitstamp Earn. The exchange holds a Payment Institution License from the European Union, a BitLicense from New York, and is audited regularly by a Big 4 accounting firm. and is regularly audited by a Big 4 accounting firm. In addition, the exchange claims to store customers' assets offline and offers BitGo insurance and additional crime insurance for customer funds.

Who are the founders of Bitstamp?

The exchange was founded in August 2011 by Damian Merlak and Nejc Kodric. Demian Merlak studied calculator and information science at the University of Ljubljana in Slovenia. He started his career as a software engineer at Kilka and Lyst. He served as Bitstamp's Chief Technology Officer (CTO) until 2015 and as a director until 2018. merlak later founded Ngen and Tokens. Nejc Kodric holds a degree in economics from Ekonomska gimnazija Kranj and a PhD from Fakulteta za organizacijske vede. organizacijske vede (in Kranj, Slovenia). He previously worked at GateHub, Apto Payments and Koto Labs, among others. Prior to founding Bitstamp, he co-founded gsrajununalniki, a computer hardware and IT consulting company, with other investors. In 2018, after NXMH acquired 80% of Bitstamp, Merlak sold all his holdings in the company and stepped down as a director. nejc kodriase continues as CEO until 2020. Kodric leaves the board in early 2022 after a court order to sell all of his holdings to NXMH.

Where is Bitstamp located?

The exchange is available in over 100 countries around the world. Bitstamp is legally regulated in Europe and the US, and has offices in the UK, Luxembourg, the US, Singapore, and Slovenia.

Countries that restrict access to Bitstamp

Bitstamp complies with all sanctions and restrictions imposed by the US, EU, and Singapore.

What coins does Bitstamp support?

Bitstamp supports 78 cryptocurrencies, including BTC, ETH, LTC, XRP, USDT, USDC.

What are Bitstamp's fees?

Fees for all pairs are calculated using a pending-order-taking model, based on 30 days of trading volume. For traders with less than $1,000 in volume, the fee is 0.00%. For traders with volumes up to $10,000, the pending order-take fee is 0.30%-0.40% and decreases as the volume increases. The exchange charges 15% commission on pledges and no other fees. Deposit and withdrawal fees are as follows: debit and credit cards (5% service fee), SEPA (free deposit and €3 withdrawal fee), ACH (free deposit and withdrawal), Faster Payment UK (free deposit and £2 withdrawal fee), international wire transfers (0.05% deposit and 0.1% withdrawal fee), cryptocurrencies (free deposit and withdrawal fee depending on the currency). (depending on the currency).

Can I trade with leverage or margin on Bitstamp?

The exchange does not offer margin trading or funding services.