N26 is going to slowly roll out N26 Crypto across Europe. At first, only some users in Austria will be able to access the new feature. Other countries should get the feature at some point over the next six months.

N26 will let you buy, sell and hold 100 different crypto assets. The startup plans to add another 94 crypto assets later down the road. And I’m sure the company will expand to stocks and other asset classes soon.

N26 Crypto will be accessible from the second tab, which has been renamed “Finances”. From this screen, you will find your spaces — those are sub-accounts that you can use to set some money aside in a different pocket of money. Spaces can also be used as shared accounts with someone else.

Below your list of spaces, there is a new “Trading” section with your crypto portfolio. N26 lists all your crypto assets, the value of your positions and how they have changed over the last 24 hours, week, month or year.

Whenever users want to buy or sell some cryptocurrencies, they can hit the buy or sell button, choose a crypto asset (or search for it) and enter an amount. N26 displays both the exchange rate and how much you will pay in fees.

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N26 plans to charge 1.5% for bitcoin trades and 2.5% for all other cryptocurrencies. That’s the same fee that users pay in Bitpanda’s own app. Users who pay €16.90 per month for N26 Metal will pay 1% and 2% in transaction fees on bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies respectively.

The main advantage with N26 Crypto is that it is directly tied with your existing bank account. You don’t have to upload money to a different trading account, switch to the Bitpanda app (ot another app) and then start trading. Similarly, when you cash out with N26 Crypto, you will get EUR in your main N26 account — no need to transfer money back to your bank account.

N26 adds crypto trading with new Bitpanda integration by Romain Dillet originally published on TechCrunch

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