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CDCROP: The founders of Bitpanda Christian Trummer, Paul Klanschek, Eric Demuth (Bitpanda)
Bitpanda's Local Unit Obtains German Crypto License
The Austrian crypto exchange can now offer custody and proprietary trading services to customers in the European country.
CDCROP: The founders of Bitpanda Christian Trummer, Paul Klanschek, Eric Demuth (Bitpanda)

CDCROP: Portrait of Mark Branson, President of the Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (Maurice Kohl/BaFin)
German Banks' Crypto Interest Is Limited as Industry Is Plagued by ‘Crooks,’ Regulator Says
Germany’s Bafin issued just four crypto custody licenses, said Mark Branson, who sits on the supervision arm of the European Central Bank
CDCROP: Portrait of Mark Branson, President of the Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (Maurice Kohl/BaFin)

CDCROP: Coinbase logo on a laptop computer (Unsplash)
Crypto Exchange Coinbase Germany Ordered by Regulator to Tackle 'Organizational Deficiencies'
The Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin) said the company needs to address a range of issues including ensuring adequate risk management, staffing and IT systems.
CDCROP: Coinbase logo on a laptop computer (Unsplash)

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No Safety Net From Crypto Collapses, German Regulator Warns
The financial regulatory authority for Germany, BaFin, has toughened warnings about consumers potentially losing all their crypto investments, unlike holdings with regulated banks.
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Direct Blockchain Scrutiny Can Spot Financial Hacks, but Not Easily, German Study Says
Officials can cut out the middleman by examining public ledgers, a report published by the BaFin financial regulator said – but at a cost.
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Germany Issues Crypto Securities Guidance as Deadline Looms
Registries must meet money laundering, IT and governance requirements set by BaFin.
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German Regulator Calls for New DeFi Laws
BaFin's Birgit Rodolphe cites the potential for fraud and investor losses.
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Why We’re Shutting Our Successful Fundraising Platform
Berlin-based Neufund had a viable security token business built on Ethereum. Regulatory uncertainty is forcing it to close down.
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Northern Data Slumps as Market Manipulation Allegations Surface
Investors have lost about $300 million after reports BaFin filed a complaint against the company.
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The token operates on Bitcoin sidechain Liquid Network. (Gumenyuk Dmitriy/Shutterstock)
Bitcoin Sidechain–Based STO Approved by German Regulator
This marks BaFin’s first approval of a security token offering issued on the Liquid Network.
The token operates on Bitcoin sidechain Liquid Network. (Gumenyuk Dmitriy/Shutterstock)