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The Bitwala Newsroom

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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.

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What is Bitwala?

Together with its partner bank, Bitwala offers a bank account that combines easy and secure cryptocurrency trading and reliable everyday banking in one account.

Bitwala’s investors include High Tech Gründerfonds, ALSTIN, the investment arm of the Maschmeyer group, and Digital Currency Group, a New York VC focusing on blockchain innovations, Earlybird Venture Capital and coparion.

The current account comes with a debit card and a user-controlled bitcoin wallet for maximum security and freedom. Since the account is regulated in Germany by the BaFin (German financial regulator) all user funds up to €100,000 are protected by the guarantee scheme of German banks.

Latest press releases

July 31st, 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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May 21st, 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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March 20th, 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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February 21st, 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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December 12th, 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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October 24th, 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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October 9th, 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 25th, 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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February 26th, 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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