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Bitwala is Germany’s flagship cryptocurrency company founded in 2015. Its vision is to empower people to exchange value like they exchange ideas. Globally, instantly and at the lowest possible cost.
What is Bitwala?

Bitwala offers the world’s first all-in-one platform combining a regular bank account, crypto wallets, and seamless bitcoin & Ethereum trading options. Our customers can easily buy and sell bitcoin & ether - whether online or mobile - with fast liquidity directly from their bank account. The bank account is hosted by a German partner bank.

Customers in all 31 countries of the European Economic Area can access the benefits of a German bank account. Euro deposits up to €100,000 are protected by the German deposit guarantee scheme. Moreover, the account comes with a free debit Mastercard that can be used for contactless payments and free withdrawals at 40 million ATMs and POS’ worldwide.

Bitwala was founded in 2015 by Jan Goslicki, Benjamin Jones and Jörg von Minckwitz. Christoph Iwaniez and Philipp Beer joined the management team since then. The total team presently consists of more than 60 employees. Bitwala’s investors include Earlybird Venture Capital, coparion, Global Brain and Sony Financial Ventures, G1, High Tech Gründerfonds, ALSTIN, and the Digital Currency Group.

Latest press releases

September 10, 2020
Bitwala strengthens management to meet customer rush

Berlin's leading banking service Bitwala, which has added 100,000 customers in 32 European countries since the beginning of the year, is strengthening its management team significantly.

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Mai 14, 2020
Buy and Invest in Bitcoin: Generate up to 4.3% p.a. with the new Bitwala Interest Account

All 150 000 European customers of German neobanking service Bitwala can now leverage their Bitcoin wealth to earn up to 4.3% p.a. interest at the tap of a button.

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März 16, 2020
Hefty Bitcoin Drop Boosts Transactions at Bitwala to Record Highs

A hefty sell-off in the price of Bitcoin has led to record transaction volumes at Bitwala, Europe’s crypto-banking flagship, last week. Three in four Bitwala customers used last week’s volatility to buy Bitcoin rather than joining the sell-off.

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Februar 26, 2020
Crypto Banking is Booming in Europe: Unhappy Bank Customers are Flocking to Bitwala

Bitwala, Germany’s flagship crypto-banking company, has already acquired more than 50,000 users in 32 European countries. Bitwala likely to grow to more than 100,000 customers by end of 2020 as many banks keep raising fees

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Januar 7, 2020
Bitwala App is now Ethereum-ready

Bitwala, Europe’s only cryptocurrency banking service, is now offering to trade Ether (ETH), the cryptocurrency of the Ethereum network, the world’s leading programmable blockchain and the second largest cryptocurrency by market capitalisation, after Bitcoin

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Oktober 22, 2019
Bitwala Integrates CryptoTax as Painkiller for Tax Declaration Woes

Bitwala is the first blockchain banking service to offer integrated tax reporting solutions to its users through its strategic partnership with CryptoTax. The service is free of charge for all Bitwala customers across the 31 countries of the European Economic Area and provides the same level of convenience in tax reporting as traditional financial institutions.

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August 29, 2019
Secure, Fast, Mobile: Bitwala Launches Bitcoin Banking on Your Smartphone

For the first time, mobile users can open a German bank account with an integrated bitcoin wallet and trading on their smartphone within minutes.

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Juli 31, 2019
Bitwala Raises the Biggest Ever Equity Funding for a German Blockchain Startup

Bitwala, the only crypto-first banking service in the European Economic Area, raises 13 million Euro in Series A funding round to accelerate growth and offer B2B accounts.

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Mai 21, 2019
Ex-Googler Philipp Beer joins Bitwala as Chief of Growth

Bitwala is strengthening its senior leadership with Philipp Beer as Chief of Growth. In this newly created role, Philipp is responsible for the strategic growth and the market positioning of the blockchain banking service.

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März 20, 2019
Bitwala of Berlin Tokenises the Future of Blockchain Banking

Bitwala, Germany’s flagship cryptocurrency company with customers in more than 30 European countries, is building the war chest for its future Security Token Offering.

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Februar 21, 2019
Bitcoin Trading at Bitwala Reaches EUR 1 Mln Shortly After New Product Launch

Only weeks after the official launch of Bitwala’s new product, customers have already traded a total of EUR 1 Mln worth of Bitcoin.

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Dezember 12, 2018
Bitwala is live! Blockchain banking starts today

No bank has done this before. Starting today Bitwala is offering the first of its kind banking solution combining Euro and bitcoin deposits in one place with the safety and convenience of a German bank account.

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Oktober 24, 2018
German Cryptocurrency Regulation Needs to Improve

Bitwala holds a public rally in front of the Brandenburg Gate to raise awareness about the lack of regulation surrounding cryptocurrencies in Germany.

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Oktober 9, 2018
Blockchain banking with a German bank account is only weeks away

Bitwala announces partnership with solarisBank to build the first blockchain bank account regulated by German banking laws and introduces its new website.

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September 25, 2018
Bitwala Raises over EUR 4 Million to Launch Germany’s First Blockchain Banking Service

The company raises over EUR 4 million from Earlybird Venture Capital and coparion to accelerate product development and growth.

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Februar 26, 2018
Award-winning FinTech company Bitwala announces crypto-first, blockchain banking experience coming soon

Bitwala announces its upcoming relaunch as a crypto-first bank together with its German banking partner

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Benjamin Jones - CTO and co-founder
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Christoph Iwaniez - CFO at Bitwala
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Philipp Beer - CGO at Bitwala
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