Bitstamp BTC Proof of Reserves, May 2014

Dear Bitstamp clients,

To reassure clients, Bitstamp regularly performs a procedure to prove its BTC reserves.

On May 24th, 2014, Mike Hearn of Vinumeris GmbH, bitcoin core developer and prominent member of bitcoin community observed Bitstamps proof of reserves procedure. Reserves were proven by conducting a Bitcoin send-to-self transfer.

Details of the procedure are provided in the PDF linked here:

In summary, Bitstamp held 183,497 BTC its cold wallet fully covering both the clients funds held at Bitstamp and the clients funds on the Ripple network.

Additionally, a financial statement audit is in progress.

Best regards,
Bitstamp team