Herford, March 22, 2021 – futurum bank, a 100% subsidiary of Bitcoin Group SE (ISIN DE000A1TNV91), has succeeded in recruiting Dr. Markus Pertlwieser for its supervisory board. The 46-year-old will join as the fourth member of the supervisory board.
Dr. Pertlwieser, as former Chief Digital Officer of Deutsche Bank, is a proven digital expert who will support futurum bank AG as Germany’s first cryptobank on its next expansion steps, especially in the area of digitalization and in the volume business. With his many years of expertise and excellent network within the industry, he will act as an introducer in the field of cryptobanking for both institutional and private customers, helping to set the future strategic course of futurum bank AG.
“We are very happy that we could win Dr. Markus Pertlwieser, a proven industry expert. There is definitely no one in Germany who combines experience and network in the areas of digital banking and fintech to the same extent,” says Marco Bodewein, Managing Director of Bitcoin Group SE.
About Bitcoin Group SE:
Bitcoin Group SE is a holding company focusing on innovative and disruptive business models and technologies in the areas of Cryptocurrency and Blockchain. Bitcoin Group SE holds 100% of the shares in futurum bank AG, which operates Germany’s only regulated marketplace for the digital currency Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Bitcoin Gold, Ethereum and Litecoin under Bitcoin.de, and 50% of the shares in Sineus Financial Services GmbH, a financial services provider supervised by BaFin.
Bitcoin Group SE is listed on the Primary Market of Dusseldorf Stock Exchange and on all other German stock exchanges and XETRA (ticker symbol: ADE, ISIN: DE000A1TNV91, GSIN: A1TNV9). More information on Bitcoin Group SE can be found at bitcoingroup.com..
Bitcoin.de is a licensed Bitcoin marketplace in Germany and one of Europe’s largest Bitcoin marketplaces with more than 900,000 customers. After more than 9 years of operation, Bitcoin.de has the reputation of being one of the most secure Bitcoin marketplaces in the world. Since users do not transfer euros to a trust account but pay conveniently from their bank account, the euros used for trading are even deposit-backed. The cryptocurrencies managed by Bitcoin.de are held 98% in secure cold wallets. Bitcoin.de is the first and only Bitcoin trading platform worldwide to have its customer credit balances audited once a year by a publicly appointed German auditing company (last audit as of November 16, 2020). The unique integration with a bank account of the Fidor Bank via express trading allows trading to be carried out as quickly as on a stock exchange. In addition to Bitcoin, on Bitcoin.de Ether (ETH), Bitcoin Cash (BCH), Bitcoin Gold (BTG), Litecoin (LTC) and Bitcoin Satoshi Vision (BSV) can be traded against Euro.
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