Regulatory & Legal Counsel

Legal Department
1ย โ‚ฌ / week

Hello there! We are 21bitcoin โ€“ a Bitcoin-only app that aims to accelerate the world's transition to a Bitcoin-driven economy.
We strive to build Europe's easiest Bitcoin financial services to help onboard the next 21 million people to the Bitcoin ecosystem. Our young and highly motivated team is located in Austria, but we operate remotely, providing a flexible and dynamic work environment.

๐Ÿ‘‹ About the role

As Regulatory & Legal Counsel at 21bitcoin, you will be the critical force in navigating the MiCAR licensing process and spearheading the regulatory and legal functions. Your expertise will prioritize a regulatory and legal first approach, setting 21bitcoin as a model of excellence in the cryptocurrency and Bitcoin industry.


  • Take the lead in constructing and developing the legal and regulatory team.
  • Formulate and execute a comprehensive regulatory strategy that aligns with the dynamics of the Crypto and Bitcoin industry.
  • Guide the company through regulatory challenges, shaping the future of compliance and legal frameworks within the organization.
  • Ensure high-standard reporting that meets the expectations of local regulators and auditors.
  • Oversee and implement all aspects of the company's compliance and regulatory strategies.
  • Define and implement company policies and guidelines in compliance and regulatory matters.
  • Collaborate with product and strategy teams to facilitate the creation of new products and guide the regulatory strategy.
  • Lead the company's initiatives to achieve MiCAR compliance and manage related licensing procedures.
  • Monitor ongoing regulatory developments, particularly those related to MiCAR and crypto-assets.
  • Prepare and maintain necessary documentation for licensing and registration processes.
  • Define and implement company policies and guidelines in compliance and regulatory matters.
  • Take charge of legal strategies, driving critical goals for continued growth.
  • Manage data privacy and security matters, including policy implementation.

As a Regulatory & Legal Counsel at 21bitcoin, your mission is to adeptly lead the MiCAR licensing process, direct our regulatory strategies, and uphold legal excellence, thereby positioning 21bitcoin at the forefront of the cryptocurrency and Bitcoin industry's regulatory landscape. Your decisive actions will cultivate trust and establish our company as a benchmark for compliance and innovation.


  • Expertise in translating intricate legal and regulatory concepts into practical advice for a non-legal audience.
  • Background in managing financial services licensing applications and direct engagement with regulatory bodies during these processes is a major plus.
  • 5+ years in roles focusing on compliance, legal, or regulatory affairs.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the Financial Market Authority (FMA) and its regulations.
  • Previous work in MiFID II, Security-Compliance, or Payment-/E-Money Institutions is major plus.
  • Established legal background in a FinTech, financial services environment, or a prestigious law firm, particularly in corporate, transactional, M&A, or private fund sectors.
  • Ability to manage a diverse workload and meet strict deadlines autonomously.


  • Off-sites with the team at exciting locations
  • Flexible working hours in a remote-first company
  • Make a bend in the universe - to make the world a better place by helping to accelerate the adoption of Bitcoin
  • Buy Bitcoin without fees! 21 premium!
  • Cash Salary: Gross annual salary & potential Stock Options for outstanding performance / bonus cash payments

๐Ÿ“ About the Interview

๐Ÿ—’๏ธ Resume Review - Portfolio of Work: Drop a link to your portfolio/ previous work which we can review (LinkedIn, Twitter, โ€ฆ)

๐Ÿ“ž Exploratory Call - We'll discuss what excites you about this role and a few questions based on your past experiences

๐Ÿ—ฃ๏ธ Test assignment - We will share a take home creative assignment with you to work on (usually 1 week time frame)

๐Ÿ‘ฌ Meet the team - Cultural Interview to see if you align with our core values

๐Ÿ‘ Decision time! - Our interview rounds are quick and we give a decision usually in less than 14 working days

How to apply?

Please reach out to us and include a bit about yourself, your resume/CV, examples of past projects, and a few bullet points about why youโ€™re interested in joining 21bitcoin and what you expect.

BTW: CVs are important, but don't forget to include your favorite Bitcoin meme in the application!

Updated: 1 month ago
Job ID: 10961107
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11-50 employees
Technology, Information and Internet

21bitcoin (FIOR Digital GmbH) was founded in 2021 by Daniel Winklhammer and Dominik Seibold. In 2022, we received a registration as a service provider for virtual currencies fromโ€ฆ

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