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Bitstamp exchange suffers huge losses amid crypto winter

There is no doubt that the current market conditions in the cryptocurrency market have negatively affected many cryptocurrency companies, as many companies have suffered losses on their balance sheets. In a recent development, cryptocurrency exchange Bitstamp appears to have suffered a similar fate after releasing its 2022 financial report.

Bear market problems

UK crypto exchange Bitstamp Ltd recently published The complete financial report for the year 2022. The financial report covers the company’s revenues, total profit, administrative expenses, assets and losses in 2022, with an annual comparison with the fiscal year 2021.

One of the highlights is the huge margin between Bitstamp’s revenues in 2022 and 2021. In 2022, the company recorded revenue of €29,146,686, while in 2021 it recorded total revenue of €109,054,390.

Furthermore, the cryptocurrency exchange experienced a loss in the 2022 financial year, recording a loss of €7,028,663. This is further evidence of the decline that the company has experienced in 2022, considering that it recorded a whooping amount of €37,043,961 in 2022.

Besides the unfavorable market conditions, Bitstamp also attributed its poor performance to the exchange’s low trading volume. Bitstamp’s trading volume fell from £117m to just under £55m in the same year. This happened because the company transferred some of its business to 3 of its subsidiaries and also had to transfer the trading accounts associated with some of its clients as part of the procedure.

However, what is mind boggling is the fact that there is evidence to suggest that the company did not take adequate measures to mitigate the impact of market conditions, which undoubtedly affected its business. For example, one might expect the company to try to cut some costs, but instead, Bitstamp spent €57,239,419 in 2022, over €7,000,000 more than it spent in 2021.

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Another loss in 2023?

The year 2023 does not look very positive for the cryptocurrency exchange, as the company stated that it may record another loss if the crypto winter continues until the end of the year. However, unlike in 2022, the company appears to have taken adequate measures in case it suffers a loss. Part of these measures include “securing additional working capital, cost-cutting measures, and launching new initiatives to generate additional revenue.”

Bitstamp is just one of many cryptocurrency companies suffering from the negative effects of the crypto winter. recent reports Displays Popular cryptocurrency company Galaxy Digital also reported a net loss of about $46 million during the second quarter. The New York-based company owned by Bitcoin bull and billionaire investor Micheal Novogratz reported a 54% drop in trading revenue compared to last quarter.

According to Novogratz, the decline has been attributed to “continued uncertainty and regulatory pressure” within the cryptocurrency industry as the company strives to meet investor expectations.

Similarly, Colorado-based bitcoin mining company Riot Platform a statement A net loss in the second quarter of about $27.7 million.

While some companies are still reeling from current market conditions, others have suffered financial blows due to continued regulatory scrutiny and numerous legal battles. One of these is Binance, the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange by trading volume situation of more than 1,000 employees and cut employee benefits in July to deal with the current financial hardship.

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