Tag: bitstamp

Bitstamp Needs To Start Encrypting Emails

Although bitcoin exchanges are doing what they can to ensure customer data and funds are being kept safe at all times, the same cannot be said for the way they communicate. Emails sent by Bitstamp are not subject to encryption, neither by the exchange owners themselves nor when the email is in transit. Kraken, on the other hand, uses GPG to encrypt all of their email communication. Is this is …
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Brief Incapsula Downtime Disrupts Bitcoin Exchange Trading

Another day in the Bitcoin world and another crisis has been averted, even though plenty of users were worried when several exchanges experienced the same issue at the same time. Incapsula, the DDoS protection provider for several major Bitcoin exchanges, was experiencing some issues earlier today. As a result, trading was temporarily unavailable, although the issue was rectified rather quickly. However, this “centralized” form of protection is an annoyance for …
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Fake Bitstamp Website Has Been Taken Offline

Bitcoin companies have been attracting a lot of attention from the illegal circuit on the Internet, which has lead to various hacking attempts and scam websites. Bitstamp, one of the largest bitcoin exchanges in the world, now has a mirror site which looks identically the same to the real version. However, depositing Bitcoin or fiat currency to this platform will result in financial losses, and users need to steer away …
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Bitstamp Blocks Access from Russian IPs

While the Russian legislative assembly reviews the Bitcoin draft bill that will criminalize the use of digital currencies within Russia, Bitstamp has preemptively blocked traffic from IP address based in Russia. There is no announcement on the official Bitstamp site regarding the ban, but Russian users are reporting that they can’t access their trading accounts at Bitstamp. In an email to their clients, Bitstamp claims that the action has been …
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