After a very busy start to 2019, we’re keeping up the momentum and heading into summer with big plans. Make sure to follow us to stay informed about the latest from the Bitpanda ecosystem.
We received a payments license! (PSD2)
The biggest news from April is that we received a PSD2 payments license from the Austrian financial market authority in accordance with E.U. law. This might sound like a lot of legal jargon but this monumental news for us as a fintech. We are now able to launch new and innovative features which will underline our vision for the future.
Bitpanda at Paris Blockchain Week
Were you lucky enough to visit Paris Blockchain Week? If so, you might have caught us there too! We were discussing tokenisation and how it affects and changes the financial world we’re used to.
Eric Demuth gave a talk at Dublin Tech Summit
Bitpanda CEO Eric Demuth took the HorizonX stage at Dublin Tech Summit to talk about investing for millennials, Bitcoin and the barriers of finance which shouldn’t exist in 2019.
We also had a stand in the middle of the conference where people could come and chat to us about cryptocurrencies, investing and the future of the industry.
The doors @dubtechsummit are open! Have you seen the Bitpanda stand? If you’re at Dublin Tech Summit then come and visit us on the exhibit floor to talk about cryptocurrency, digital assets and what we’re planning for 2019 #DTS19 pic.twitter.com/JwCGyXgQnv— Bitpanda (@bitpanda) 10 April 2019
Trip to New York
As if Dublin Tech Summit wasn’t enough, we visited New York with Austria’s Minister for Digital and Economic Affairs as part of a delegation trip which saw a lot of productive talks about digitalisation and future technologies with various established U.S. startups.
Bitpanda CEO, @eric_demuth, was in New York this week with Margarete Schramböck, Austria’s Minister for Digital & Economic Affairs as part of a delegation trip which saw numerous productive talks about digitalisation and future technologies with various established US startups. pic.twitter.com/sqv0ceC3ks— Bitpanda (@bitpanda) 19 April 2019
Latvia and Romania became part of the Bitpanda family
We welcome Latvia and Romania to the Bitpanda platform, users from these countries are now able to fully verify their accounts!
Cosmos ($ATOM) integrated to the platform
We added Cosmos to trade on Bitpanda. Users can now buy and sell Cosmos with their Bitpanda account.
We added Tulips as a tradeable asset (and then took them away)
On the 1st of April, we decided to add digitised Tulips as a tradeable asset on the platform. The decision was based on the fact that many economists compare Bitcoin with Tulips, calling it a bubble like that which happened in Holland in the 17th century.
Clever people like @Nouriel Roubini called Bitcoin the “mother of all bubbles”, and “much worse” than the tulip mania. So we decided to revive this promising and attractive asset class 🌷 #bitcoin #tulipmania pic.twitter.com/U31giRyulQ— Bitpanda (@bitpanda) 1 April 2019
Tron won our community coin vote!
After receiving more votes that Basic Attention Token, Golem and Dogecoin, Tron ($TRX) won in our most recent coin poll. These regular polls allow our users to have a say in what will be listed on Bitpanda next. Be sure to follow us on Twitter so you don’t miss the next one!
Our tell-a-friend competition ended
With loads of you taking part and referring your friends for a free €10 each, the lucky winner of the Samsung Galaxy S10+ was chosen. But that doesn’t mean our tell a friend program is going away — you can still claim €10 for you and a friend when you introduce them to Bitpanda.
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Want to become part of the fintech revolution?
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That’s all for April.
Kind regards from Vienna,