The Austrian Finance Ministry is planning to apply a 27.5% capital gains levy on digital currencies, including bitcoin and ether.
Investment platform Bitpanda has hired Joshua Barraclough to lead its digital-assets exchange.
Paul Klanschek, CEO of the $4.1 billion startup, attributes his success to persistence, timing and poker skills.
The three exchange-traded products are 100% physically backed, said the CEO.
Crowned Austria’s first tech unicorn in March, the firm is now worth even more.
The platform tokenizes output of solar-panel assets and allows customers to pay bills according to the power produced.
The FMA reports two-thirds of the investment fraud reports filed in 2020 were related to cryptocurrency and digital currency trading products.
Police say "numerous" Austrian companies got $20,000 bitcoin ultimatums in the mass extortion campaign.
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.
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.