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We are thrilled to kick off our first country expansion to France with #SocialDistanceInvestment, a campaign geared towards making investing accessible for everyone with Bitpanda.

“If you can’t enjoy it now, invest it." is the slogan that is supporting awareness for the #SocialDistanceInvestment movement and encourages everyone to turn their usual daily pleasures into an investment for the future. Starting today, French users can create a Bitpanda account and start investing within minutes. The minimum amount to trade, buy and sell cryptocurrencies is EUR 1.00.

If you are new to Bitpanda and investing in general, here’s how it works: you download the Android or iOS app on your smartphone and follow the verification process, which is done within minutes. It’s that simple! You can now buy, trade and sell digital assets such as cryptocurrencies, gold, silver, platinum and palladium. We recently announced our plans to become Europe’s leading neobroker by adding stocks, ETFs and making it possible for anyone to become an investor.

COVID-19-Outbreak: France as the country with the highest trade volume

During the Covid-19 crisis, we have seen an increase in demand for our services - especially from the French user base. The economic downturn has unveiled a growing investment opportunity. For many people, especially those under the age of 35, this situation might be a unique opportunity to get started with investing. France has the potential to become one of the leading personal investment markets in many ways. With a very local approach, Bitpanda is here to make investing accessible to everyone by removing the fear and uncertainty associated with starting out as an investor and simplifying the experience.

Now is the right time to think about not only your physical and mental well-being, but also your financial well-being. Personal finance is just that - personal. By taking charge of your personal finances, you are taking control of your financial future.

“If you can’t enjoy it now, invest it.”

Our official launch in France is marked by an innovative campaign as we encourage everyone to turn their usual daily pleasures into an investment for the future. Even a modest amount, such as drinks you would usually enjoy with friends, a theatre date night or a fancy dinner at a good restaurant can be turned into an investment for the future.

Bitpanda began testing the waters of international expansions in France back in 2018. Now, as the leading European neobroker, we are fully launching in France and we will be increasing our efforts in the market moving forward.

Founded in 2014, with a vision to accelerate the transition to a tokenised world, Bitpanda provides its services to 1.2 million users all around Europe in full compliance with the latest financial regulations, including the recently introduced AML5. With a PSD2 payment service provider licence, state-of-the-art security and streamlined user experience, Bitpanda has grown into a popular investment platform for beginners and experts alike.