Bitstamp is a centralized cryptocurrency exchange (CEX) operating out of Luxembourg, the UK, and the US.
It began operations in 2011, headed by then CEO Nejc Kodric and co-founded by Damigan Merlank in their native Slovenia.
It was one of the first exchanges allowing you to buy and sell bitcoin (BTC).
Bitstamp supports USD, EUR, and BTC deposits.
It offers access to 54 different tradeable digital assets, including Tether (USDT), USD Coin (USDC), DAI, Paxos Standard (USDP), and Gemini Dollar (GUSD) stablecoins.
It caters to retail traders (new and pro traders) and also offers corporate and institutional accounts.
Bitstamp is known for being simple to use and offering low fees.
Bitstamp has been in business for well over a decade, which sets it apart from newer exchanges with less experience offering cryptocurency trading services.