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BEST is all about giving something back to the Bitpanda community. That’s why BEST offers a wide range of discounts, rewards and additional benefits. On top of that, we are giving away free BEST to Bitpanda users.

In fact, there will be two BEST airdrops: One for every verified Bitpanda user, who claims the airdrop between 09.07.2019 and 12.08.2019. And a second one for all Bitpanda users (no verification needed) who hold at least 500 PAN in their Bitpanda wallet and claim the airdrop between 09.07.2019 and 12.08.2019. Note that the more PAN you hold, the more BEST you get.

The snapshot, where we check how many PAN token you hold in your Bitpanda wallet, will happen on the 13.08.2019 between 1pm and 2pm (CET), right before the BEST airdrop will be credited to your account.

The total BEST airdrop pool is 20 million BEST (10 million for verified Bitpanda users who claimed the airdrop, 10 million for users who claimed the airdrop and have at least 500 PAN in their Bitpanda wallet).

So let’s say you are a verified user and hold 3000 PAN. You claimed both of the airdrops at some point between 09.07. and 12.08. and still hold at least an amount of over 500 PAN on 13.08. between 1pm and 2pm (CET). You will then receive two airdrops: One for being a verified Bitpanda user and a second one for holding at least 500 PAN. The more PAN you hold at the time of the snapshot, the more BEST you will get.

To summarise all the key information you have to know about the BEST airdrops:

  • The total BEST airdrop pool is 20 million BEST. 10 million for verified Bitpanda users, plus 10 million for users with at least 500 PAN in their Bitpanda wallet.
  • Users must claim each of the two airdrops between 09.07.2019 and 12.08.2019 on the Bitpanda platform.
  • First airdrop: 10 million BEST will be airdropped on the 13.08.2019 to every verified Bitpanda user, who claimed the airdrop between 09.07.2019 and 12.08.2019.
  • Second airdrop: 10 million BEST will be airdropped to every Bitpanda on the 13.08.2019 with at least 500 PAN (unverified or verified) in their Bitpanda wallet. The more PAN a user holds, the higher his share among the 10 million BEST for PAN holders will be. Please note that in order to receive this airdrop, users have to hold at least 500 PAN in their Bitpanda wallet by 13.08.2019 at 2pm (CET). The Snapshot of a users’ PAN holdings will happen on the 13.08.2019 between 1pm and 2pm (CET).
  • Both airdrops will be credited to eligible users right after the snapshot.
Head over to the BEST page for more information on the Bitpanda Ecosystem Token.

Everything you have to know about the two BEST airdrops was originally published in Bitpanda on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

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Bitpanda goes global: Announcing the Bitpanda Global Exchange and the IEO for our ecosystem token BEST

We are expanding our ecosystem and are very happy to announce the Bitpanda Global Exchange and the Initial Exchange Offering (IEO) for the Bitpanda Ecosystem Token (BEST).

Building the largest Euro exchange is the next logical step for us. We have been around since 2014 and are a key player in Europe. We can build upon a lot of synergies, and we want to offer experienced users a way to trade digital assets in the most secure and convenient way possible. Bitpanda Global Exchange expands our offering beyond the popular, easy-to-use Bitpanda platform, which is the go-to-place to buy, sell and store digital assets like Bitcoin, Ethereum, digitised gold and more in Europe.

The Bitpanda Global Exchange was developed 100% in-house over the course of the last two years. It will not only provide a highly liquid marketplace for crypto assets. We also aim to bring all existing and future digital asset classes offered by Bitpanda to the Global Exchange. It is available globally for crypto-to-crypto and fiat-to-crypto trading. Verified Bitpanda users within the majority of European countries can also deposit Euro, Swiss Franc and British Pound. The Bitpanda Global Exchange is closely connected to the Bitpanda platform, which means that users can move funds easily between them. Bitpanda Global Exchange launches with popular trading pairs such as BTC/EUR, BTC/USDT, ETH/EUR, XRP/EUR, MIOTA/EUR, ETH/BTC, XRP/BTC, MIOTA/BTC, PAN/BTC, BEST/BTC, BEST/EUR, BEST/USDT and many more to come.

The Bitpanda Global Exchange will launch on August 7th 2019. It will offer:

  • Global crypto-to-crypto and fiat-to-crypto trading
  • Popular trading pairs including BTC/EUR, BTC/USDT, ETH/EUR, XRP/EUR, MIOTA/EUR, ETH/BTC, XRP/BTC, MIOTA/BTC, PAN/BTC, BEST/BTC, BEST/EUR and BEST/USDT.
  • Fiat deposits (Euro, Swiss Franc and British Pound) in the majority of European countries; withdrawals available globally
  • Competitive fee structure
  • State-of-the-art API
  • Highest security standards

In addition to the Bitpanda Global Exchange we are also very happy to announce the Bitpanda Ecosystem Token (BEST). It’s the key to get the most out of Bitpanda. It will offer the growing community of around 1 million Bitpanda users a wide range of rewards and benefits for use on Bitpanda products and services. Bitpanda users holding BEST will enjoy up to 25% trading fee reduction across the Bitpanda ecosystem, gain access to the Bitpanda Launchpad, and get exclusive access to upcoming features, products and rewards.

Learn more about the Bitpanda Global Exchange.

The Initial Exchange Offer (IEO) for the Bitpanda Ecosystem Token (BEST) will start on July 9th 2019. BEST trading on Bitpanda and the Bitpanda Global Exchange will start on August 7th 2019.

BEST will offer you:

  • Priority access to the upcoming Bitpanda Launchpad
  • 25% trading fee discount when paying fees with BEST
  • Wide range of additional rewards and perks
  • Constant token burn to decrease the supply
  • BEST trading will start on August 7th 2019

BEST will play a vital role in Bitpanda’s global expansion and in making our vision of changing the rules of investing a reality. BEST is the fuel of the Bitpanda ecosystem, which means that the Bitpanda platform, the Bitpanda Global Exchange and future products like the Bitpanda Launchpad will make heavy use of incorporating BEST.

Learn more about the BEST IEO.

Bitpanda goes global: Announcing the Bitpanda Global Exchange and the IEO for our ecosystem token… was originally published in Bitpanda on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

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Bitpanda Metals allows you to buy real, digitised gold and silver with ultra-low fees. Physically backed, 100% insured and safely stored in a vault in Switzerland.

At Bitpanda we are firm believers in the innovative power of cryptocurrencies, tokenised assets and blockchain technology. Our mission is to tear down the barriers to personal finance and bring traditional financial products to the 21st century. By bringing gold and silver trading to the digital age we are taking a big step forward.

With Bitpanda Metals we are bringing the user experience and convenience of buying digital assets to the world of precious metals. We partnered with precious metals brokers pro aurum and philoro to securely store the physical underlying of the gold and silver tokens offered by Bitpanda. The physically backed, tokenised gold and silver can be traded with the same ease as with other digital assets on the Bitpanda platform.

Bitpanda Metals allows you to:

  • Buy real gold and silver in a digitised form to diversify your portfolio
  • Invest in physically backed and safely stored gold and silver
  • No fees for gold purchases until June 15th 2019 (afterwards just 0,5% premium) and ultra-low storage fees (0.0125% per week)
  • Duty-free storage (no VAT), 100% insured
  • Swap gold and silver with any other digital asset on Bitpanda
  • Set up savings plans to automatically buy regularly
Buy real gold and silver in a digitised form

Diversify your portfolio with real, digitised gold and silver with the same ease and convenience as you are used to with other digital assets on Bitpanda. Buy small amounts beginning from €1.

Backed by physical gold and silver bars

Buy real gold and silver, which is your property and physically backed and safely stored in a high-security storage facility in Switzerland with low and transparent storage fees.

Ultra-low and transparent trading and storage fees

Due to the large quantities we have digitised, we are able to let you benefit from ultra-low and transparent premiums for buying gold (until the 15th of June 2019, afterwards just 0.5% premium for buying and selling) and 0.0125% storage fees per week.

Duty-free (no VAT), 100% insured and safely stored

The physical version of the gold and silver you own is safely stored in a duty-free transit warehouse. We take care of all the security. It’s 100% insured, so you don’t have to worry.

Swap gold and silver with any other digital asset

Instantly swap any amount of your gold and silver holdings with any other available digital asset on Bitpanda. Anytime and without any delay or waiting time.

Set up savings plans for gold and silver

Buy gold and silver on a daily, weekly, biweekly or monthly basis. Set up as many savings plans as you want. You will soon be able to regularly buy gold and silver using free SEPA transactions. We will let you now via E-Mail, via our blog and our social media channels as soon as this option is available.

Invest €25 in gold or silver and receive €5 to €200 worth of gold or silver

To celebrate the launch of Bitpanda Metals, Bitpanda charges no premium on buying gold, plus users receive €5 to €200 worth of tokenised gold or silver when they invest at least €25 in gold or silver on the Bitpanda platform.

Diversify your portfolio with Bitpanda Metals.

Bitpanda is adding digitised gold and silver as a new asset class was originally published in Bitpanda on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

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We are very excited to announce that we successfully applied and received a payment service provider license. The license was issued by the Austrian financial market authority (FMA) in accordance with European law (PSD2). It is a significant milestone for the Bitpanda group and will allow it to launch exciting features and products in the coming months.

Bitpanda is one of the few European cryptocurrency fintechs to receive such a license and it allows us to offer even more innovative products and services. As a company with around 1 million users and more than 100 team members, we are now able to expand our business model to get closer to our vision of tearing down barriers and connecting the old with the new finance world.

“Our goal is to bridge the gap between the modern and traditional financial world. The payment service provider license will allow us to tear barriers down,’’ says Philipp Bohrn, one of the two managing directors of Bitpanda Payments GmbH. Prior to joining Bitpanda, Philipp Bohrn was the managing director of the Association of Financial Service Providers in Austria’s chamber of commerce for 9 years. Lukas Enzersdorfer-Konrad, former Head of Department Digitalisation and Innovation at Austria’s leading banking group Raiffeisen and second managing director, agrees: “We want to act as the missing link to make digital assets spendable anywhere our users want. With the license, we are a first mover in Europe to offer convenient and innovative features and services.”

The Payment Services Directive 2 (PSD2) is a directive by the European Union (EU) to regulate payment service providers throughout the EU and the whole European Economic Area (EEA). The goal is that everyone from traditional banks to fintechs like Bitpanda is able to participate in an open European market while bringing new innovations and more efficient processes to their users.

“We are very happy that Bitpanda is one of the few European cryptocurrency fintechs to receive such a license. It’s a big step towards our vision to create an open, innovative investment platform,” says Bitpanda CEO Eric Demuth. Bitpanda’s vision is to provide easy-to-use, convenient access to a vast array of digital assets, and it is currently expanding its trading platform to other asset classes beyond cryptocurrencies.

The payment service provider license positions us as a first mover and allows us to broaden our business model and introduce new, innovative services in the future.

We received the payment service provider license (PSD2) was originally published in Bitpanda on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

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Although it’s still chilly in Vienna, spring is in full bloom here at Bitpanda HQ. Starting today, 1st of April 2019, we are offering users the option to trade tulip bulbs. How much are you willing to pay to own a beautiful digital version of a tulip in your Bitpanda wallet?

One of our goals is to give our users access to the most innovative and exciting investment options. We recently introduced stablecoins as a new asset class and added Tether (USDT) and USD Coin (USDC) on Bitpanda. But this is only the beginning. As a forward-thinking fintech, we are constantly looking for new and exciting assets.

The Guardian named “blockchain” 2018’s most hyped buzzword, and here at Bitpanda we are planting our bulbs this spring in order to make “tulip” 2019’s word of the year.

Clever people like Nouriel Roubini called Bitcoin the “mother of all bubbles”, and “much worse” than the tulip mania. So we decided to revive this promising and attractive asset class.

After reading about tulip mania on Wikipedia, we realised that tulip bulbs are a solid investment and it’s time to revive them again as a new and exciting digital asset. That’s why we are happy to announce the next big thing after cryptocurrency: tulip bulbs. Clever people like Nouriel Roubini called Bitcoin the “mother of all bubbles”, and “much worse” than the tulip mania. So we decided to revive this promising and attractive asset class. From today, 1st of April 2019, our users are able to trade a tokenised version of these beautiful and valuable flowers.

You can buy and own a digitalised version of a tulip while we store the flower in a purpose-built cold storage facility. Rest assured that your tulips are safe, secure, and well-watered — no need to worry about caring for them. Our dedicated team of Bitpanda gardeners have you and your investment covered.

After a great deal of market research, we’ve realised that tulips are actually more interesting than cryptocurrencies as an asset (and more fragrant, too).

Tulips were exceptionally popular during the Dutch Golden Age in the 17th century. You might even say that they were the cryptocurrencies of their day: they had to be imported; they were difficult to grow; and a viral infection resulted in a mutation that made them look even more beautiful. Basically, tulips are exactly like Bitcoin — only they come in an array of pretty colours (unlike Bitcoins). After a great deal of market research, we’ve realised that tulips are actually more interesting than cryptocurrencies as an asset (and more fragrant, too). Like Nout Wellink, the former president of the Dutch Central Bank said back in 2013, Bitcoin is “worse than the tulip mania,” because “at least then you got a tulip, now you get nothing.”

Why not get something for your investment once again?

Head over to Bitpanda and start trading tulip bulbs now.

Bitpanda is adding tulips as a new asset class was originally published in Bitpanda on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

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USD Coin (USDC) is now available on the Bitpanda platform. You can deposit, send, trade and swap USDC from today. This is another step for us to give our users even more flexibility by offering multiple stablecoins as a new asset class.

We are currently expanding our trading platform to other asset classes beyond cryptocurrencies. Just one week ago we added Tether (USDT) as the first stablecoin to the Bitpanda platform. Now we can already happily announce the addition of the second entry in this new asset class.

USD Coin (USDC) is a stablecoin developed by the CENTRE Consortium, which was co-founded by Coinbase and the Goldman Sachs Group-backed fintech Circle.

USD Coin (USDC) is a fiat backed stablecoin, which means that 1 USDC is backed by 1 US-Dollar on the bank account of the issuer. Like with other stablecoins the actual fiat value of 1 USDC can fluctuate slightly, but in general, it tries to hold its value around a specific asset. In this case, the value of 1 USDC is supposed to stay at around 1 US-Dollar.

If you want to learn more about stablecoins, head over to the Bitpanda Magazine to find out more about this new asset class.

Also available in the Bitpanda App for Android

Bitpanda is also available as an app for Android devices. You can now deposit, send, trade and swap USD Coin (USDC) while you are on the go.

Trade, swap, receive and send USD Coin (USDC) now.

USD Coin (USDC) available at Bitpanda as the second stablecoin after Tether (USDT) was originally published in Bitpanda on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

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We have revamped our Tell-a-Friend programme to make it even easier to share the love. Now both you and your friend will earn 10 Euro as a reward.

Simply invite your friends with your referral link. Each friend then needs to sign up, be fully verified, and trade a minimum of 10 Euro. That’s it.

What’s the catch? None. Your friends just need to follow these simple steps:

  • Be a brand new Bitpanda user, which means that they must not have created a Bitpanda account before
  • Complete their sign-up using your referral link
  • Have their accounts fully verified
  • Trade at least 10 Euro with their new account

After your friend has successfully completed all the steps, both of you will earn 10 Euro as a reward, credited to your default fiat wallets on Bitpanda.

Giveaway: Enter to win a Samsung Galaxy S10+

If you successfully refer 10 friends or more before Friday, 26th April 2019 you will be entered to win a brand new Samsung Galaxy S10+. The winner will be notified after the giveaway ended.

Invite friends and earn rewards now.

Invite friends, earn rewards: Bitpanda’s Tell-a-Friend programme was originally published in Bitpanda on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

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Bitpanda is expanding its available asset classes by adding their first stablecoin Tether (USDT)

You can now deposit, send, trade and swap Tether (USDT) using the ERC20 technology (with the Omni Layer technology planned to come) on the Bitpanda platform. The addition of a stablecoin is a first step for us as we expand our offerings beyond cryptocurrencies.

Bitpanda’s vision is to provide easy-to-use and convenient access to an array of digital assets, and it is currently expanding its trading platform to other asset classes beyond cryptocurrencies. As a first step, Bitpanda is now offering its first stablecoin as a new asset class. Tether (USDT) is the most popular stablecoin in terms of volume and Bitpanda users now have the option to trade, swap, send and receive it.

While we are continuously adding new cryptocurrencies and features to the Bitpanda platform, our overall goal is to offer more digital assets beyond cryptocurrencies.

Unlike cryptocurrencies, whose prices freely fluctuate, a stablecoin such as Tether (USDT) tries to hold its value around a specific asset. In this case, the value of 1 USDT is supposed to stay at around 1 US-Dollar.

If you are unfamiliar with stablecoins, visit the Bitpanda Magazine to find out more about this new asset class.

Also available in the Bitpanda App for Android

Bitpanda is also available as an app for Android devices. You are also able to deposit, send, trade and swap Tether (USDT) while you are on the go.

Deposit, send, trade and swap Tether (USDT) now.

Bitpanda is expanding its asset classes by adding their first stablecoin Tether (USDT) was originally published in Bitpanda on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

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