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Founded 2019
Headquarters Stuttgart, Germany
Key People Alexander Höptner, CEO
Twitter @bisonapp
LinkedIn Profile
Facebook Page
Website Bison Homepage

Bison is a cryptocurrency trading app developed by Boerse Stuttgart.[1]


Boerse Stuttgart announced on April 12, 2018 that its subsidiary, Sowa Labs, had developed an application for cryptocurrency trading called Bison. Bison will support trading in bitcoin, Ether, XRP and Litecoin. Among other features, the platform provides an information service that scans Twitter for news about cryptocurrencies.[2]

In January 2019, Boerse Stuttgart launched Bison for German residents only. In doing so, it became the first fully-regulated stock exchange to offer cryptocurrency trading services. Alexander Höptner, the company's CEO and former IT chief, led the creation of the platform, which relies on two foreign cryptocurrency exchanges - the U.S. exchange Kraken and the U.K. exchange Bitstamp. The app was available only to German residents at first, but the company planned to open it up to non-German residents in the future.[3][4] As announced, the app launched supporting trading services for bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, and XRP.[5]

Bison announced in early December 2020 that it had already traded more than €1 billion ($1.21 billion) that year.[6]