The Bitwala Newsroom
The Bitwala Newsroom
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
All 80,000 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.View PDF
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.View PDF
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 feesView PDF
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 BitcoinView PDF
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.View PDF
For the first time, mobile users can open a German bank account with an integrated bitcoin wallet and trading on their smartphone within minutes.View PDF
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.View PDF
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.View PDF
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.View PDF
Only weeks after the official launch of Bitwala’s new product, customers have already traded a total of EUR 1 Mln worth of Bitcoin.View PDF
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.View PDF
Bitwala holds a public rally in front of the Brandenburg Gate to raise awareness about the lack of regulation surrounding cryptocurrencies in Germany.View PDF
Bitwala announces partnership with solarisBank to build the first blockchain bank account regulated by German banking laws and introduces its new website.View PDF
The company raises over EUR 4 million from Earlybird Venture Capital and coparion to accelerate product development and growth.View PDF
Bitwala announces its upcoming relaunch as a crypto-first bank together with its German banking partnerView PDF
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