WOOHOOOOOOOO! This will kickstart everybody out of this „cryptowinter“ for good! This is sooo biiiiiiiig: SBI partners with Boerse Stuttgart to promote adoption… What better news could there be, and perfectly timed bullish Ripple video?@xrpcommunity https://t.co/bmDfE1o9IV — Tolipxul (@Tolipxul1) December 20, 2019
On December 20, it has been reported that SBI will invest an undisclosed amount in two digital asset-focused subsidiaries of Boerse Stuttgart Group — Boerse Stuttgart Digital Exchange (BSDEX) and Boerse Stuttgart Digital Ventures.
However, BSDEX is a new cryptocurrency exchange venture launched by Boerse Stuttgart Group in September 2019, while Boerse Stuttgart Digital Ventures is the parent company of Sowa Labs, a firm that developed crypto trading app Bison.
According to an official announcement from SBI, the conglomerate has partnered with Boerse Stuttgart Group to jointly build a blockchain-based digital asset financial ecosystem and promote demand for digital assets in Europe and Asia.
Likewise, Yoshitaka Kitao, the President and Representative Director of SBI Holdings, said that in order to enable a financial ecosystem for digital assets, the “top priority” for SBI is to find a trusted global financial partner.
“We will work with the Boerse Stuttgart Group in the digital asset-related business of the SBI Group and other businesses to create digital asset demand worldwide.”
Similarly, Alexander Hoeptner, the CEO of Boerse Stuttgart, specified that the newly established cooperation will include the exchange of technology as well as the mutual issuance and custody of digital assets. Hoeptner added that Asia and Europe are the fastest-growing markets in terms of digital assets, the official announcement reads.
The financial giant is also running a number of digital asset-oriented businesses including its cryptocurrency mining business SBI Crypto and SBI VC Trade, an SBI affiliate that operates a crypto-asset exchange.
Thus, in a recent financial report released in late October this year, SBI Securities said that its trading revenue increased by 19% in 2019, mainly due to the inclusion of the company’s crypto investment wing.