Notice to Bitstamp Users: If you haven’t used your account for a year, you may be charged an inactivity fee. What do you use and how do you avoid it?
Inactive Bitstamp accounts will be charged
The drop in cryptocurrency prices has had a huge impact on trading platforms, which have seen a drop in trading volumes over the past few months. Some companies choose to lay off, others to add fees for certain services. But Luxembourg’s Bitstamp probably goes a little further than the others. You have already announced that inactive accounts Fee must now be paid.
People who have not actively used their account for a year will be required to pay ten euros, if the assets they own The value does not exceed 200 EUR. The effective date is set next August 1, and the period being taken into account includes the last twelve months.
In a press release published over the weekend, Bitstamp clumsily attempted to reassure its community, which it had previously warned by email. The platform states:
Nobody likes cartoons (and neither do we!), but Keeping inactive accounts in our records has a costIn order to continue to provide quality services to all of our clients, we have made the difficult decision to implement inactivity fees. »
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How do I avoid inactivity fees?
For customers, so there Three ways to avoid fees :
- Buy at least 25 EUR/USD/GBP cryptocurrency
- Make a minimum deposit or withdrawal of the same amount
- Pool your assets with Bitstamp Earn
However, there is no doubt that customers will not appreciate the maneuvering of the trading platform. This, too, has a risk: it may encourage its users to move their cryptocurrency elsewhere. However, the €200 cap shows that Inactive ‘small’ accounts are specifically targeted.
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