Bitpanda Receives Full Crypto Custody and Trading License in Germany

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Austrian crypto platform Bitpanda has received a full operating license from the German Federal Financial Supervisory Authority or BaFin for the custody and proprietary trading of crypto assets.

Bitpanda claims to be the first European retail investment platform to obtain the license which was introduced by BaFin in 2020, allowing it to actively market and offer services in the German market.

Founded in 2014, Bitpanda now has nearly four million investors on its platform. The company also recently partnered with German neobank N26 to enable its cryptocurrency feature in Austria.

Bitpanda last raised a US$263 million Series C and US$170 million Series B led by Peter Thiel’s Valar Ventures in 2021, as well as a €10 million Series B extension round the same year.

Eric Demuth

Eric Demuth

“Receiving the license in Germany strengthens our position as a pioneer in terms of regulation in Europe and highlights yet again how well positioned we are in this area,”

said Eric Demuth, CEO and Co-Founder of Bitpanda.

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