1 Bitcoin = right now

Last updated: 1 year, 9 months ago

Current rating: 3.5



TIME: 24 hours

LIMITS: None listed

RATES: 0.50%, volume rates available.


"The exchange was announced on August 22, 2011[1]. Bitstamp.net is owned by Bitstamp d.o.o. and based in Slovenia." --Bitstamp.net


How does it work? 

After creating an account, you must deposit funds into your account through a SEPA deposit, international bank transfer, bitcoin transfers, and bitstamp code transfers.


If you own some bitcoins and would like to sell them and get money, this is what you need to do. First thing is to load your Bitstamp account with bitcoins. To do this you must be logged in to your account, click deposit button and select method bitcoin. You will be given a unique approximately 34 alphanumeric characters long deposit address that will serve you as an address for receiving bitcoins to your account. Once you have your account loaded with bitcoins you will need to go to buy/sell page and place sell order. You can easily do that by placing instant sell order which will automatically sell your bitcoins at highest price offered on the market. You can also place limit order, where you will need to set the price at which you are willing to sell your coins. Once you successfully sold you bitcoins you can now withdraw your funds in USD or EUR currency.

  • Create an account
  • Go to deposit page, choose bitcoins and send them to the address displayed on the page
  • Once your bitcoins arrive, go to buy/sell page and click sell bitcoins

Once you have successfully sold you bitcoins you can withdraw your funds in USD or EUR currency.


First thing you need to do is transfer some money into your Bitstamp account. In order to do this you must be logged in to your Bitstamp account, go to deposit section and select preferred method of transferring funds. You will be given a unique 11 digit reference code and our account information where your funds must go. Once we receive your deposit we will credit your account and then you can start purchasing bitcoins right away. Buying bitcoins is easy. You must go to trade section and place instant buy order which will automatically buy bitcoins at lowest price offered on the market. You can also place limit order, where you will need to set price on which you are willing to buy bitcoins.

  • Create an account
  • Make a deposit via SEPA, wire transfer or some other deposit method
  • Once your funds arrive, go to buy/sell page and click buy bitcoins

Once you have successfully purchased bitcoins you can withdraw them to your PC or send them to someone else.

How long does it take?

24 hours


How much does it cost?

There are 0.90€ charges for SEPA withdrawls.

Volume discounts are now enabled for all customers. The transaction fee is calculated based on the USD total of a customer’s last 30 days of transactions. The account balance page now details the customer’s current transaction fee rate and their 30 day volume.

  • .50% - < $500
  • .48% - < $1,000
  • .46% - < $2,000
  • .44% - < $4,000
  • .42% - < $6,500
  • .40% - < $10,000
  • .38% - < $15,000
  • .36% - < $20,000
  • .34% - < $25,000
  • .32% - < $37,000
  • .30% - < $50,000
  • .28% - < $62,000
  • .26% - < $75,000
  • .24% - < $100,000
  • .22% - < $150,000
  • .20% - > $150,000


We kindly ask our users to take note on Bitstamp's policy regarding fee calculation. As our fees are calculated to two decimal places, all fees which might exceed this limitation are rounded up. The rounding up is executed in such a way, that the second decimal digit is always one digit value higher than it was before the rounding up. For example; a fee of 0.111 will be charged as 0.12.


Where does it work?

This service works anywhere you are able to transfer funds in EUR or USD.

Current rating: 3.5


  • Sam Hardwick 1 year, 7 months ago

    Bitstamp is a reliable and professionally run service. I've mostly been funding my bitcoin buying through SEPA transfers to them. Transfers are quick; it's not uncommon to make a transfer from another EU country one morning and receive confirmation from Bitstamp the next morning.

    For some reason prices have tended to be on the low side at Bitstamp, which for me is convenient too.

    I only have three niggles with this otherwise great service. First, Bitstamp offers a market order where you give the amount in USD or bitcoin to exchange, and the system creates a limit order for you. Problem is, in many cases the existing bid/ask volume won't be sufficient to fulfil the order, so if the price is moving in the wrong direction or if there's simply not much action, you might have to manually cancel the unfulfilled part of your order and make a new one. Bitstamp should make a limit order that will be completed in full, in my opinion.

    Second, I wish they offered an EUR market.

    Third, the order book front-end has some kind of a display bug where some parts don't get updated correctly. Refreshing the page fixes it.

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  • Kantamati 1 year, 5 months ago

    I'd like to invest in bitcoins. That's all for now.

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  • Kantamati 1 year, 5 months ago

    I am interested in acquiring a few bitcoins. That'all for now.
    I am looking forward...

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  • darren rooney 1 year, 3 months ago

    i want to buy bitcoins using my paypalaccount

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