Bitstamp reopened and fully operational again

Bitstamp, one of the major crypto-currencies exchanges, has just resumed its operations.

The service was temporary suspended on January 5, due to a security breach that had some of the exchange’s wallets compromised. The company had previously announced that the breach resulted in a loss of 19,000 BTC, which “represents a small fraction of Bitstamp’s total bitcoin reserves”, and assured the customers that “their balances held prior to the temporary suspension of services will not be affected and will be honored in full”.

“We are back, open for business with a newly redeployed website and backend systems that are safer and more secure than ever”, stated Nejc Kodrič, CEO, who described today “a number of key improvements” brought to the service.