Galaxy Digital Hires SIX’s Tim Grant to Lead Europe Expansion

Grant says the business focus will be on Switzerland and Germany, with an influence campaign planned for Europe’s newer crypto bastions.

Business  ·  12 August 2021

Fitch Says Germany’s ‘Spezialfonds’ Investing in Crypto Face Liquidity Risk

A law passed earlier this year allows Spezialfonds, open only to institutional investors, to invest up to 20% of assets in cryptocurrencies.

News  ·  11 August 2021

German Crypto Startups Welcome $415B ‘Spezialfonds’ Law, Even if the Impact Is Small So Far

A new German law allows for $415 billion in new crypto investment. But, given the conservative nature of "spezialfonds," the money might take time to arrive.

Features  ·  6 August 2021

Berlin-Based Staking Startup Certus One Acquired by Jump Trading

The Certus One team will merge with Jump Trading’s team of 900 employees made up of engineers, quants and traders.

News  ·  3 August 2021

German Law Allowing $415B Investment Into Crypto Takes Effect

The law allows "special funds" to invest up to 20% of their assets in crypto.

News  ·  1 July 2021

Coinbase Receives Crypto Custody License From German Regulator BaFin

The license will allow Coinbase to continue operating in Germany.

Policy & regulation  ·  28 June 2021

Bitcoin ETP From Iconic Funds Starts Trading on Deutsche Boerse Xetra Today

Iconic Funds plans to bring more products to the market for “crypto-hungry” investors and is also exploring listings outside of Germany.

Markets  ·  12 May 2021

Proposed Legislation in Germany Could Allow $425B to Flow Into Crypto: Report

Under the legislation, wealth managers known as Spezialfonds would be able to invest up to 20% in digital assets.

Business  ·  29 April 2021
Real Estate

Commerzbank, Deutsche Börse Team Up for Tokenized Real Estate and Art Marketplace

The financial institutions are working with fintech firm 360X, with first tokenized transactions coming later this year.

Business  ·  29 April 2021

Bitcoin ETF Hopeful WisdomTree Lists Ethereum ETP in Germany, Switzerland

The company’s application to list a bitcoin ETF in the U.S. is currently being reviewed by the SEC.

News  ·  29 April 2021
Funding Rounds

Digital Asset Platform Finoa Raises $22M Series A Funding

The round was led by early Luno and Revolut investor Balderton Capital.

News  ·  29 April 2021

Binance’s Stock Tokens May Violate Law, Germany’s Financial Watchdog Says

BaFin said the stock tokens tracking Tesla, Coinbase and MicroStrategy have been identified as “suspicious” and the exchange could be fined up to $6 million.

News  ·  28 April 2021

Boerse Stuttgart Group Crypto Trading App Volume Reaches $2.4B

The exchange's crypto trading app, Bison, has seen a doubling of trade volumes and active users since last year.

News  ·  23 April 2021

Germany’s Central Bank Tests Blockchain Solution to Counter CBDCs

The Bundesbank has been looking for settlement solutions that do not require a CBDC.

News  ·  25 March 2021

German Private Bank to Offer Cryptocurrency Services

The private bank is also investigating tokenization of assets, it announced Sunday.

Business  ·  8 March 2021