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Austria Fintech Bitpanda Hits New Milestone By Surpassing 1 Million Users

Austria-based fintech Bitpanda announced last week it reached its latest milestone by surpasses one million users. As previously reported, Bitpanda claims to be Europe’s leading retail broker for buying and selling Bitcoin, Ethereum, IOTA and other cryptocurrencies. The platform has more than one million users…. Read More

Austrian Insurtech Startup bsurance Announces Cashpresso As New Cooperation Partner

Austria-based Insurtech startup bsurance announced this week it has named Fintech startup cashpresso, also from Austria, as a cooperation partner. Through the partnership, the digital insurance solution from bsurance will enable an automatic buyer protection for cashpresso. bsurance reported the insurance product is provided by… Read More

Australia-Based Payments Provider Verrency Appoints Beam Wallet Co-Founder Shezan Amiji to Global Advisory Board

Australia-based global payments provider Verrency announced on Wednesday it has appointed Beam Wallet co-founder Shezan Amiji as a new global advisory board member. Verrency reported that prior to Beam Wallet, Amiji founded EcoVentures, a Greenhouse Gas reduction and management firm. While sharing more details about… Read More

Update: Invesdor Completes Merger With Finnest

Nordic crowdfunding platform Invesdor announced on Thursday it has completed its merger with Finnest, an Austria based Fintech that provides debt capital to small and medium-sized firms. According to Invesdor, the companies now form Invesdor Group, which is described as a pan-European digital investment and… Read More

Big Fast Food Franchisee TQSR Raises Capital on Finnest Instead of Traditional Finance

The TQSR Group, Austria’s master franchisee of Burger King is raising capital via online marketplace Finnest as opposed to working with traditional banks. Finnest is a crowdfunding platform operating in the DACH region. Not too long ago, Finnest and Invesdor, a leading Nordic crowdfunding platform,… Read More

Power Ledger to Deploy Peer to Peer Energing Trading with E-Next Using Blockchain

Australian technology company Power Ledger has developed a blockchain-enabled renewable energy trading platform. The company that previously won Sir Richard Branson’s global Extreme Tech Challenge award, has partnered with E-Next to make renewable energy peer-to-peer trading available in Austria for the first time. E-Next, with… Read More

Wirecard Expands boon With Apple Pay Support to Austria

Germany-based global provider of digital payments and commerce solutions Wirecard announced on Wednesday it brings Austrian customers Apple Pay through its payment app boon. The platform stated: “With the integration of Apple Pay, Wirecard is delivering on its strategy of consequently driving forward the digitization of… Read More

Austria Fintech Bitpanda Receives Payment Service Provider License From Austrian Financial Market Authority

Vienna-based fintech Bitpanda announced on Thursday it received a payment service provider license issued by the Austrian financial market authority (FMA) in accordance with European law (PSD2). Founded in 2014, Bitpanda claims to be Europe’s leading retail broker for buying and selling Bitcoin, Ethereum, IOTA… Read More

SEC Charges Founder of Payment Fintech Jumio with Fraud. Former CEO, Daniel Mattes Pays $17 Million Settlement

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has charged the founder and former chief executive mobile payment Fintech Jumio with defrauding investors. The former CEO of Jumio, Daniel Mattes, has agreed to pay more than $17 million to settle the charges. Mattes is also a “business… Read More

Big News: Finnest and Invesdor Merge to Combine Debt and Equity Operations in Europe

Finnest, an Austria based Fintech that provides debt capital to small and medium-sized firms, has announced a planned merger with Finland based Invesdor Oy. The newly formed company will see the combination of a leading Nordic equity crowdfunding platform and a top online lender serving… Read More

CFTC Slams Offshore Crypto Trading Platform 1pool Ltd and CEO with $990,000 Penalty for Bitcoin Transactions

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has hit Marshall Islands-registered 1pool Ltd and its CEO and owner Patrick Brunner with a $990,000 penalty for illegally offering retail commodity transactions that were margined in Bitcoin. Additionally, the CFTC sited the failure of the company to register… Read More

1Broker Settles SEC/CFTC Case “Without Admitting or Denying Factual Allegations”

1Broker, a Marshall Islands-registered company with a CEO based in Austria, has announced it has settled lawsuits filed against it by the US Securities regulators, the SEC and CFTC: “We are pleased to let you know that we settled the two lawsuits without admitting or… Read More

European Crowdfunding Service Provider Regime Eagerly Awaited in Europe

The European Parliament Elections are looming in May – and so far, there is no progress in sight regarding the European Crowdfunding Service Provider Regime. It remains unclear whether the Romanian Finance Minister TEODOROVICI will make the conclusion of the negotiation process a priority. The… Read More

Friendsurance CEO Tim Kunde Discusses New Business Brand, Bancassurance, Insurtech Trends & More…

The German digital insurance platform Friendsurance, which serves nearly 150,000 customers and works together with 175 insurance companies, now offers its digital bancassurance solutions under the new brand name Friendsurance Business. The expansion was made in  response to the increased demand from banks and insurance… Read More

Crowd Investing: Finnest Funds Falkensteiner Hotels with Record Making €8.5 Million

Falkensteiner Hotels & Resorts and Finnest have closed on an €8.5 million funding round – one of the largest ever for a crowd finance platform. Finnest GmbH, headquartered in Vienna, Austria, is a Fintech providing crowdfunding services in the DACH region as well as Slovakia and Croatia…. Read More

Austria to Be First European Country to Issue Government Bond on Blockchain

On Tuesday (2 October 2018), Austria will become the first European country to issue a government bond using blockchain technology. The Austrian government is auctioning off €1.15 billion in Bonds using Ethereum to manage the security issuance.  The issuance will be handled by the Oesterreichische Kontrollbank (OeKB)… Read More

SEC & CFTC Join in Charging Austria Based Dealer Using Bitcoin for Swaps for Violating US Law

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced an enforcement action today against an Austria based international securities dealer with providing securities swaps funded by Bitcoin. The SEC charges Patrick Brunner, CEO of 1pool Ltd. a/k/a 1Broker – registered in the Marshall Islands, with violations of US… Read More

Investment Crowdfunding Platform Conda Claims First Security Token in Austria

Paul Pöltner

Austria based investment crowdfunding platform Conda has claimed to have completed the “first digitalization of shares of an Austrian stock corporation.” Conda says it has linked the registered shares issued by Conda AG with digital tokens and transferred these shares to the existing shareholders of… Read More

European Financial Ministers: ICOs Can Be a Valuable Tool for Access to Funding but No Rules Yet

Federal Minister Löger

At the meeting of EU financial ministers in Vienna last week, Austria’s Minister of Finance Hartwig Löger said that Europe is working on rules and regulations for crypto assets to support the development of the sector. The meeting included all of the economic and financial affairs… Read More

UK Fintech Mission to Austria & Switzerland Now Accepting Applications

The UK government is organizing its next Fintech Mission – this time to Austria and Switzerland – scheduled to take place the 23-24 of January 2019. Following along the lines of previous Fintech Missions, DIT will be arranging meetings between aspiring Fintechs and banks, VCs,… Read More

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