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Luganodes X Bitpanda: Empowering Europe’s Fintech Frontier

Luganodes is now a Staking Provider for Bitpanda.

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31 Jan, 2024


Austrian fintech unicorn, Bitpanda, has enhanced its staking offers through a partnership with Luganodes. As a result, Bitpanda customers can stake their assets via Luganodes' institutional-grade staking services directly from within the Bitpanda dashboard and app.


Bitpanda, established in 2014 in Vienna, Austria, has emerged as a leading name in Europe's financial technology sector. As a testament to its success, the company boasts a robust customer base exceeding 4 million retail investors. This substantial reach reflects Bitpanda's commitment to making investing accessible to a broad audience. Today, Bitpanda remains notable as a crypto exchange platform and an all-in-one investment solution for individuals and institutions alike.

As an investor, you can invest in Soybean Oil, Platinum, and Ethereum through the same portal! Bitpanda stands out for offering multiple investment opportunities via an easy-to-access interface. Going a step further, Bitpanda provides a range of features and educational content, enhancing its accessibility for new investors.

Licensed and Trusted

The company stands out for its comprehensive range of licences and registrations. Bitpanda is registered as a Virtual Asset Service Provider (VASP) in several European countries, including Austria, Germany, France, Spain, Italy, the Czech Republic, and Sweden. This status underlines its compliance with stringent Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and Know Your Customer (KYC) regulations across these nations.

Additionally, Bitpanda holds the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID) II licence, which is passportable across European borders, further illustrating its adherence to high investment business standards to protect investors and ensure market transparency. Based out of Austria, Bitpanda fully adheres to the Financial Markets Authority and EU regulators, ensuring that customers’ funds are managed by a company with a legally verifiable business model.

Institutional Offerings

Bitpanda's unique offerings include its Bitpanda Custody service, a custodial wallet platform, offering institutional-level security for managing cryptocurrency assets. It is designed for ease of use, automating the management process for institutional investors, service providers, token issuers, and corporate treasuries. This feature aligns with their broader aim of simplifying and securing digital asset investment. Moreover, Bitpanda Business allows businesses to invest available resources in over 3,000 digital assets, ensuring safety, security, and regulatory compliance.

Via Bitpanda Technology Solutions, the company offers a compelling API and a modular infrastructure. This has led to collaborations with neo-banks such as N26, Lydia and Plum.

N26, a leading neobank from Germany, offers a broad range of crypto assets in a regulatory-compliant manner via Bitpanda's API solution. This partnership allows N26 to provide its customers with a comprehensive selection of over 150 digital coins, one of the most extensive offerings available through a digital bank.

Luganodes Partnership

A shared emphasis on European compliance, investor insurance, institutional focus, and accessibility has aligned Luganodes with Bitpanda's objectives. This synergy has led to a noteworthy agreement, positioning Luganodes' Swiss-grade infrastructure as the cornerstone of Bitpanda's staking operations for many major crypto assets such as Tron, Polkadot and more. This collaboration underscores both companies' joint commitment to providing state-of-the-art security and efficiency in the digital asset management industry.

The partnership entails Luganodes being a leading staking provider. The technicalities of setting up, maintaining and monitoring validator nodes are taken care of by our team, enabling Bitpanda to provide high-quality services to an increasing number of customers. For clarification, Luganodes never gets access to private keys entrusted to Bitpanda. Bitpanda clients simply take advantage of Luganodes infrastructure from within the Bitpanda ecosystem.

Speaking of the Luganodes Advantage, as a part of this partnership, Bitpanda receives Chainproof External Insurance by default. This insurance provides a safety net in the unlikely event of security breaches or slashing. No matter what the situation is, this insurance guarantees that there will be no financial loss. This protection extends to Bitpanda customers who are engaged in staking through Luganodes' validator services.

In our dedication to maintaining exceptional support standards, Luganodes offers additional services such as Reporting APIs. These APIs enable Bitpanda to obtain crucial, real-time information regarding staking. This includes data on staked balances, earned rewards, transaction specifics, and other vital staking-related details. We ensure that our APIs are not only robust and efficient but also deliver accurate and up-to-date information.


Bitpanda's growth and vision have consistently balanced the needs of individuals and institutions. It is evident that Bitpanda will continue to see further growth, as they recognise that in the current scenario, offering investment options beyond Web3 is as important as expanding into the widespread usage of cryptocurrencies. As partners, we at Luganodes continue to support their endeavours, particularly in staking and reporting, and aim to grow in tandem.

Work with Luganodes

Much like Bitpanda, your organization can also take advantage of our top-tier Web3 infrastructure. As a rapidly expanding company, we are enthusiastic about forming new partnerships and cultivating enduring relationships. If our offerings resonate with your needs, please feel free to reach out to us at [email protected].

About Luganodes

Luganodes is a world-class, Swiss-operated, non-custodial blockchain infrastructure provider that has rapidly gained recognition in the industry for offering institutional-grade services. It was born out of the Lugano Plan B Program, an initiative driven by Tether and the City of Lugano. Luganodes maintains an exceptional 99.9% uptime with round-the-clock monitoring by SRE experts. With support for 45+ PoS networks, it ranks among the top validators on Polygon, Polkadot, Sui, and Tron. Luganodes prioritizes security and compliance, holding the distinction of being one of the first staking providers to adhere to all SOC 2 Type II, GDPR, and ISO 27001 standards as well as offering Chainproof insurance to institutional clients.

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