We are working on the future of mobile payments in Europe.


The Year of Value-Added Mobile Payment

Vorbestellen und vorbezahlen bei Edeka Südwest
November 2021

Pre-order and pre-pay with Edeka Südwest

Germany’s largest EDEKA group, EDEKA Südwest, integrates Bluecode as a means of payment into two of its apps, the „Markt-Bäckerei“ and „Frühstücks-App“. The apps let users and employees pre-order and pre-pay for their breakfast and snacks.

Die erste Bluecode-fähige Händler-App Deutschlands
November 2021

The first major Bluecode-capable retail app

German drugstore chain Müller launches its own App, Müller Pay. Thanks to Bluecode, the app can be used as a means of payment in every Müller store in Austria and Germany. Müller is the first major German retailer to integrate Bluecode into its own app.

TSG Hoffenheim integriert Bluecode in App und Stadion
September 2021

TSG Hoffenheim adopts Bluecode in their app and stadium

German soccer club TSG Hoffenheim is the latest Bundesliga club to begin accepting Bluecode payments. Fans can now use the TSG app to make cashless payments and benefit from value-added services at the same time.

Partnerschaft mit 300 Hypo OÖ-Instituten
August 2021

A partnership with more than 300 Hypo OÖ financial institutions

With Hypo Oberösterreich and its 300 sister institutions, Bluecode gains another important partner bank for its European payment network. Hypo Oberösterreich clients can directly connect their checking accounts with the Bluecode app and any other Bluecode-capable app.

15 Millionen Huawei-Kund:innen im Bluecode-Netz
June 2021

Bluecode access for more than 15 million Huawei users

Bluecode and Huawei partner up, giving access to the Bluecode network to more than 15 million Huawei users. They can now use Huawei Pay at any Bluecode merchant. Details.

Tickets, Merchandise und mehr in der KSC-App
May 2021

Tickets, merchandise and more with the KSC app

German second-league club Karlsruher SC adopts Bluecode as payment option in their app and stadium checkout systems, following suit after Bundesliga clubs 1. FC Köln and FC Augsburg.

Millionen Investment der Familie Hopp
April 2021

Family Hopp makes million-Euro investment

Daniel and Oliver Hopp‘s Hopp Family Office invests 20 million Euro in the European payment solution Bluecode.

Rossmann bietet Bezahlen per Bluecode an
March 2021

Rossmann accepts Bluecode payments

German drugstore chain Rossmann now accepts Bluecode payments in all of their 2,200 stores in Germany.

jö&GO!: Bezahlen und Ös sammeln in nur einem Scan
February 2021

jö&GO!: Collecting Ös and payment within a single scan

Bluecode and jö Bonusclub launch jö&GO! The app of Austria’s biggest customer loyalty platform unites the value-added services of the jö-Karte with mobile payment via Bluecode in one app.

Neue Partner-Banken
January 2021

New partner banks

Bluecode gains multiple Austrian banks as its partners. More than half of Austrian banks now cooperate, including the Raiffeisen banks, the 3-bank group of BKS, BTV, and Oberbank, all of the Volksbanken, the Ärzte- und Apothekerbank, multiple Hypo banks, the Hello Bank, the Bank Burgenland, the Bankhaus Schelhammer & Schattera, and Bank99.


Bluecode Continues to Drive Mobile Payment

Gem2Go integriert Bluecode in seine Gemeinde-App
August 2020

Pay by smartphone in your own community

Gem2GO integrates Bluecode into their community app for Austrian local townships and further develops the digitalization of local commerce in rural areas. Around 2,100 townships are listed in the app.

Kontaktloses Bezahlen in Covid-19-Zeiten
April 2020

Contactless payment in times of Covid-19

Driven by the Covid-19 pandemic, Bluecode continues to further develop and offer contactless and cashless payment in grocery stores, drug stores, bakeries, pharmacies, and many more.


Bluecode Gains New Friends

Die EMPSA-Mitglieder auf einen Blick

One step closer

Bluecodes teams up with ten leading European payment systems – the European Payment Systems Association (EMPSA) was born. Since its establishment, EMPSA has been working on a European payment vision, the establishment of a payment system for Europeans that is developed in accordance with European standards. The goal: European value-added mobile payment that is accessible across Europe and acts as a counterweight to non-European payment systems. As of 2022, EMPSA consists of fourteen mobile payment providers.


Bluecode Access for more than 700 Million Alipay Users

Erschließung asiatischer Kaufkraft für heimische Händler

Tapping Asian purchasing power

Starting in 2018, Alipay users have access to the Bluecode network, thanks to a cooperation between the Asian payment giant and the European upstart. Soon after, an expansion into German is achieved, a development that sends waves throughout Europe’s payment landscape.


Mission Europe!

Bluecode App

Value-driven mobile payment by and for Europeans

Driven by his experiences in Silicon Valley, CEO Christian Pirkner starts to establish a new European payment scheme – the first of its kind. It is based on Bluecode’s predecessor, Secure Payment Technologies.

The leading provider of value-based mobile payment

Soon after, Austrian and German banks realize the need for European payment solutions and join the new payment scheme. Today, Bluecode users benefits from an extensive network that is accepted at more than 85 % of Austria’s food retailers.

The Management

Anton Stadelmann

Anton Stadelmann

Chief Executive Officer

Christian Pirkner

Christian Pirkner

Executive Chairman

Christian Lechner

Christian Lechner

Chief Business Development Officer

Daniel Koller

Daniel Koller

Chief Operating Officer

Daniel Mueller

Daniel Müller

Chief Technology Officer

Markus Tscheik

Markus Tscheik

Chief Product Officer

Gernot Sklenofsky

Gernot Sklenofsky

Chief Financial Officer

Mirko Thomas Oberholzer

Mirko Thomas Oberholzer

Chief Corporate​ Officer

Our values



We make complex things simple and easy to understand.



We focus on continuous innovation and grow by working hand in hand with our users and partners.



We are fair and transparent in all our actions and avoid small print.



We all believe that it is important to have fun at work while being the best.

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