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The Italian Rugby National team scores a try with Bitpanda


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European digital investment platform Bitpanda announces its first Italian sports partnership with the Italian Rugby Federation (FIR) to become the main and jersey sponsor of the Italian men’s national rugby team and the national under-20 team for all upcoming Six Nations matches starting on February 5, 2022.

Bitpanda becomes the official main and jersey sponsor of the Italian Rugby Federation (FIR)

Orlando Merone, Country Manager Bitpanda Italy, says: 

“At Bitpanda, we’re here to change the game in the world of investing. And so is the Italian Rugby Federation in the world of rugby. We are delighted to be the FIR jersey sponsor for both the Senior and U20 male teams as this will provide an array of exciting opportunities to enhance our offer to existing and new Italian customers while creating unique new experiences. Rugby is all about integrity, respect and discipline, much like our business. We wish the teams the opportunity to grow more and more and achieve every success in the coming future.”

This sponsorship provides Bitpanda with a formidable platform to reach not only the Italian audience, but also a wider target of millions of rugby fans around the world.

Welcoming Bitpanda as a partner, Marzio Innocenti, President of the Italian Rugby Federation, says: 

“As the world changes, our game changes accordingly. At FIR we’re committed to keep on developing in order to face the challenges that the future will bring to us both on and off the field. A dynamic, tech-savvy and agile company, aiming to interact efficiently with our communities efficiently throughout science, technology and IT, while sticking to our tradition and our values. Online investments are undoubtedly the most relevant and interesting financial phenomenon at present day and we’re glad to welcome Bitpanda within the Italian rugby family as we do share a common goal and vision to fiercely develop as international competitors in our respective fields. I’m sure that the incumbent Guinness Six Nations Championship will allow both of us to jointly build our future up.”

Bitpanda and its latest results

Founded in 2014 as a crypto-trading company, Bitpanda has evolved into a leading investment platform offering users the opportunity to invest in a wide range of digital assets: cryptocurrencies, stocks*, ETFs* and precious metals. Recently, the platform has widened the number of digital assets available through Bitpanda Stocks*, which allows clients to invest in fractional shares* and ETFs* starting from €1, including big names such as Tesla*, Microsoft* and Amazon*. 

Bitpanda’s growth illustrates how mainstream retail investing has become, as well as the growing desire amongst investors to take the reins of their own investments.


*Bitpanda Stocks enables investing in fractional stocks. Fractional stocks in Europe are always enabled via a contract which replicates the underlying stock or ETF (financial instruments pursuant to section 1 item 7 lit. d WAG 2018). Investing in stocks and ETFs carries risks. For more details see the prospectus at bitpanda.com