At Bitstamp, we stand as a beacon of reliability and trust in the world of cryptocurrency exchanges. Established in 2011, It has earned its place as one of the pioneers and most extensively regulated centralized crypto exchanges (CEXs) globally. Our commitment to serving over 4 million customers across more than 100 countries is unwavering.

Who Are the Bitstamp Founders?

Bitstamp was founded in Kranj, Slovenia, in August 2011, by Damian Merlak and Nejc Kodrič. In 2018, NXMH, a Brussels-based holding company, acquired 80% of companies shares, bringing substantial assets and expertise to our team.

  • Damian Merlak graduated in Computer and Information Science from the University of Ljubljana. Moreover, he served as CTO until 2015 and as director until 2018.
  • Nejc Kodrič holds degrees in Economics and Information Science from the University of Kranj. Before co-founding Bitstamp, he is known for his work in computer hardware and IT consulting.

Bitstamp is led by a dedicated team of 7 compliance-driven professionals with extensive backgrounds in both traditional and decentralized finance.

When Did Bitstamp Launch?

Bitstamp was founded and launched in 2011, marking the beginning of our journey in the crypto exchange industry.

Bitstamp Restricted Countries

While we offer our services in over 100 countries, specific regions may restrict certain features.

What Coins Are Supported?

Bitstamp proudly lists a curated selection of over 80 cryptocurrencies, including popular options like BTC, ETH, LTC, XRP, USDT, and USDC.

How Much Is the Fees?

Our fees follow a maker-taker model, based on 30-day trading volume. We believe in making crypto accessible, offering fee-free trading on the first $1,000 in 30-day trading volume. As your volume increases, your fees decrease. Thus, for fiat/stablecoin trades, enjoy 80% lower fees compared to other crypto pairs.

For staking, we charge a flat 15% commission on rewards. For a complete list of fees, please refer to Bitstamp’s Fee Schedule.

Is It Possible To Use Leverage or Margin Trading on Bitstamp?

Currently, Bitstamp does not offer leverage or margin trading. We prioritize safety and transparency for our users.


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