Crypto Exchange Bitpanda Raises $263M at $4.1B Valuation

Crowned Austria’s first tech unicorn in March, the firm is now worth even more.

Business  ·  17 August 2021

Austrian Blockchain Company Builds Platform to Tokenize Solar Energy

The platform tokenizes output of solar-panel assets and allows customers to pay bills according to the power produced.

News  ·  7 June 2021

Austrian Regulator Reports Rise in Crypto Fraud

The FMA reports two-thirds of the investment fraud reports filed in 2020 were related to cryptocurrency and digital currency trading products.

News  ·  19 February 2021

Wave of Bitcoin-Seeking Bomb Threats Sparks Probe by Austrian Police

Police say "numerous" Austrian companies got $20,000 bitcoin ultimatums in the mass extortion campaign.

News  ·  25 August 2020

Leading Austrian Telecom Provider Adds Cryptocurrencies to Its Cashless Payment Network

A1 Telekom Austria said cryptocurrencies will now be available to use in its cashless payment app, allowing over 2,500 merchants to accept bitcoin, ether and dash.

News  ·  27 July 2020

Austrian Government Funds Development of Blockchain-Based COVID-19 App

Austria's economic affairs ministry awarded a $67,600 grant to a project called QualiSig, which uses the Ardor blockchain to verify COVID-19 testing.

Business  ·  17 June 2020

Austrian Telecommunications Giant to Accept Cryptocurrency

Founded in 1881, the A1 mobile network is looking to add dash, ethereum, litecoin, stellar, and ripple as payment options.

Markets  ·  21 August 2019

Austrian Government to Notarize $1.3 Billion Bond Auction Using Ethereum

The Austrian government is planning to use the ethereum blockchain to notarize the auction of a bond worth around $1.3 billion.

Business  ·  27 September 2018

Austria Planning New Regulations for Cryptocurrency, ICOs

Austria is drawing up cryptocurrency regulations, using as a model existing rules for the trading of gold and derivatives.

Policy & regulation  ·  23 February 2018

European Authorities Seek Arrests in Bitcoin Scam Investigation

Austrian authorities are pursuing suspects across Europe in an alleged bitcoin scam that led to millions of dollars in losses for investors.

Policy & regulation  ·  15 February 2018

Austrian Government Backs New Blockchain Research Institute

The Austrian government is throwing its weight behind a new blockchain research effort aimed at developing business applications of the technology.

Business  ·  7 December 2017

Austrian Bank Raiffeisen Enlists in R3 Blockchain Consortium

Raiffeisen Bank International (RBI) has become the first Austrian banking group to join the R3 distributed ledger consortium.

Business  ·  23 November 2017

Postal Service Customers in Austria Can Now Buy Bitcoin, Ether and More

Österreichische Post is now offering its Austrian customers a simple way to buy cryptocurrencies including bitcoin, ether and litecoin.

Business  ·  13 July 2017

Austria’s Financial Regulator Warns Onecoin Operating Without License

Yet another national financial regulator is pursuing action against onecoin, an alleged cryptocurrency investment scheme.

Policy & regulation  ·  12 July 2017

Wien Energie is Gearing Up for a Large-Scale Blockchain Rollout

One of Austria's largest energy firms is fast preparing for a future where blockchain impacts its business model, according to a new interview.

Markets  ·  27 March 2017