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About Bitstamp

Bitstamp owns and operates a digital currency marketplace that allows clients to make transactions with virtual currencies. It develops a platform that allows companies and individuals to buy and sell Bitcoin, litecoin, Ethereum, and Bitcoin cash. The company was founded in 2011 and is based in London, U.K.

Headquarters Location

5 New Street Square

London, England, EC4A 3TW,

United Kingdom

+44 20 3868 9628


ESPs containing Bitstamp

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Financial Services / Wealth Tech

The crypto-as-a-service market offers a range of financial technology solutions for businesses looking to offer digital assets and cryptocurrencies to their customers through embedded finance. These solutions include exchange technology, liquidity solutions, custody, and yield. The market also provides access to the world's payment infrastructure, including technologies for pay-outs, pay-ins, card…

Bitstamp named as Outperformer among 12 other companies, including NIUM, Gemini, and Solaris.


Research containing Bitstamp

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CB Insights Intelligence Analysts have mentioned Bitstamp in 2 CB Insights research briefs, most recently on Mar 3, 2023.

Expert Collections containing Bitstamp

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Bitstamp is included in 2 Expert Collections, including Blockchain.



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Companies in this collection build, apply, and analyze blockchain and cryptocurrency technologies for business or consumer use cases. Categories include blockchain infrastructure and development, crypto & DeFi, Web3, NFTs, gaming, supply chain, enterprise blockchain, and more.



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Latest Bitstamp News

Solid Exchange Data Shows That Big U.S. Institutions Are Driving This Bitcoin Rally

Dec 6, 2023

Average Bitcoin Trade Size Rising In U.S. Exchanges According to Kaiko  data  on December 5, the average trade size on United States exchanges like Coinbase, Bitstamp, and Kraken has rapidly risen since September 2023. If this data guides, it indicates that institutions are making larger block trades, doubling down on Bitcoin. BTC average buy size | Source: Kaiko The increase in average trade size coincides with the expected approval of the first batch of Bitcoin ETFs in the United States. In the coming weeks, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) will rule on several Bitcoin ETF applications, including those made by BlackRock and Fidelity. Analysts predict the SEC will authorize multiple derivatives in early Q1 2024. Analysts view the green lighting of the spot Bitcoin ETFs as a significant catalyst for institutional adoption of Bitcoin and crypto, validating coins as a new asset class. Authorizing these complex derivatives would provide institutions with a regulated and accessible way to get exposure in Bitcoin, reducing hurdles that have previously held them back. Shift In Monetary Policy, Tapering Volatility Driving BTC Demand Besides the ETF anticipation, the improving risk environment contributes to Bitcoin’s rally. The USD has been weakening over the past few months. At the same time, risk-free rates have stabilized, making Bitcoin a more attractive investment. Last year, as the Federal Reserve steadily increased interest rates to curb rising inflation–which had soared to record levels–Bitcoin and crypto assets plunged. In a shift in monetary policy, the central bank has paused rate hikes due to falling inflation. However, any change from the current dovish state could significantly impact Bitcoin and crypto, potentially leading to a move towards risk-free treasuries and the USD. Bitcoin price trending upward on the daily chart | Source: BTCUSDT on Binance, TradingView As Bitcoin roars, printing new 2023 highs above $42,000, its superiority shows through its risk-adjusted returns versus other traditional asset classes. Kaiko  notes  that Bitcoin’s Sharpe ratio exceeds that of gold and technology stocks and indices like Tesla and NASDAQ. Bitcoin Sharpe Ratio | Source: Kaiko The blockchain analytics platform also notes that Bitcoin volatility, measured by the Sharpe Ratio, which shows returns investors received while accounting for volatility, is at multi-year lows, propping up the coin. Usually, lower volatility makes the asset, in this case, Bitcoin, a less risky investment. In turn, this makes it more appealing to institutions who can then consider it for diversification.

Bitstamp Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • When was Bitstamp founded?

    Bitstamp was founded in 2011.

  • Where is Bitstamp's headquarters?

    Bitstamp's headquarters is located at 5 New Street Square, London.

  • What is Bitstamp's latest funding round?

    Bitstamp's latest funding round is Secondary Market.

  • How much did Bitstamp raise?

    Bitstamp raised a total of $10M.

  • Who are the investors of Bitstamp?

    Investors of Bitstamp include NXMH, Ripple and Pantera Capital.

  • Who are Bitstamp's competitors?

    Competitors of Bitstamp include Bitpanda and 3 more.


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