Bitstamp is a digital asset trading platform with headquarters in Luxemburg. It was founded back in 2011 by two Slovenian Bitcoin enthusiasts Nejc Kodrič and Damijan Merlak. Later, the first of them became the company’s CEO. In 2013 the company had to move to the United Kingdom because of the lack of all necessary resources in Slovenia. Its owners tried to get a British license but they were told that cryptocurrency operations are no subject to governmental regulations. In 2016 the company moved its headquarters to Luxemburg and got a local license allowing to operate in 28 EU countries.
Another interesting fact is that initially Bitstamp was created as a major competitor for an Asian Bitcoin exchange called Mt. Gox. The idea was to create a similar exchange for the European market.
Currently, Bitstamp supports USD and EUR deposits, as well as all major cryptocurrencies to include but not limited to Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, Litecoin, etc. Users who have accounts of European banks can deposit Euros without any fees. For other users the deposit fee is 0.05%.
Trading fees vary from 0.10% to 0.25% depending on the amount.
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