Founded in: 2011
Bitstamp is the first licensed exchange in Europe. Its activities are regulated by the Luxembourg Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier (CSSF).
Main cryptocurrencies: BTC, XRP, BCH, ETH, LTC
Referral system: none
Encryption: SSL for website, PGP for email notifications.
Personal token: none
Payment systems: Works with fiat money — USD, EUR.
Applications: Available for iOS and Android.
- Bitstamp has offices in Luxembourg, New York and London.
- As a licensed payment service, it guarantees the transparency of financial relations.
- The Bitstamp management regularly provides financial reports.
- Two types of accounts: personal and corporate.
- A user can deposit funds by using their bank card or bank account. There is also an option to withdraw money to a cryptocurrency wallet, a bank card, or a bank account.
- Convenient web-interface with customizable trading charts.
- A user API to display data.
A deposit fee depends on a payment method:
- Deposit via SEPA goes without fees.
- Deposit via Wire Transfer has a fee of 0.05% (but not less than 7.5 USD/EUR).
- Deposit via bank depends on conditions of the bank.
A withdrawal fee is always charged and depends on the amount and method of withdrawal:
- SEPA — €0.9.
- Wire Transfer — 0,09% (but not less than $15).
- 98% of assets is stored in "cold" (offline) storages.
- Two-factor authentication is required (starting from June 30, 2018).
- The international license for financial activities is a guarantee for clients.
Verification and confirmation of identity are mandatory.