Bakkt Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: BKKT), a digital asset exchange, has announced two new members for its Board of Directors. De’Ana Dow, partner and general counsel at Capitol Counsel, LLC, and Jill Simeone, Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary at Etsy (NASDAQ: ETSY).
Dow is described as a respected expert on financial markets and regulatory issues with knowledge of futures and derivatives markets and the policies, rules and regulations of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, where she served in senior legal and policymaking roles for over 20 years.
Simeone is said to be a seasoned general counsel with deep experience advising boards. Over the past five years, as Etsy’s Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary, she has acted as a strategic advisor to Etsy’s Board of Directors, guiding through activism, management change, and more.
Bakkt recently announced that American Bank has selected its “crypto connect” product to enable their bank customers to buy, sell and hold the two largest cryptocurrencies by market capitalization, Bitcoin and Ethereum.