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Bakkt Raises $300 Million Backed by Microsoft, Boston Consulting Group & More

Bakkt has raised $300 million in a funding round led by very big names including Microsoft’s M12, PayU, Boston Consulting Group, Goldfinch Partners, CMT Digital, and Pantera Capital. Of course, Bakkt’s sibling the Intercontinental Exchange (NYSE:ICE) participated as well. The Form D (506b) filed with… Read More

Intercontinental Exchange Posted Record FY 2019, According to Exchange’s Recent Q4 Earnings Call

Intercontinental Exchange (ICE), the owner of the world’s largest stock exchange, the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), with a market cap of almost $23 trillion, and also the owner of digital asset trading desk Bakkt, posted a record FY 2019, according to its fourth quarter… Read More

Intercontinental Exchange to Acquire Loyalty Program Provider Bridge2 Solutions

The Intercontinental Exchange (ICE), owner of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and newly launched digital asset trading desk Bakkt, will be acquiring loyalty program provider Bridge2 Solutions, the firm confirmed on February 5. After the deal has been finalized (the terms of which have… Read More

Open Interest on ICE’s Bakkt Hits All-Time High as Bitcoin (BTC) Future Traders Continue to Bet on Leading Cryptocurrency

As Bitcoin (BTC), the flagship cryptocurrency, closed out January 2020 with its strongest performance in the past seven years, open interest on Bakkt surged to yet another all-time high on January 31 for physically-settled BTC futures contracts. Meanwhile, institutional traders on the CME Group prepared… Read More

Bakkt’s New Consumer App will Look Like Traditional Fintech Apps, Will Support All Digital Assets, Not Just Crypto

Adam White, president at Bakkt, recently shared some details regarding a major development currently underway at the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE)-owned digital assets trading desk while attending a conference at Davos. White noted during a panel discussion held at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos,… Read More

First Block trade of Bakkt Bitcoin Monthly Options Submitted to ICE Futures

Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. (NYSE:ICE) recently announced the first block trade of Bakkt Bitcoin (USD) Monthly Options (BTM) submitted to ICE Futures U.S. In a release, Trabue Bland, President of ICE Futures US, stated: “Based on our benchmark physically delivered bitcoin futures, these options contracts offer… Read More

Kelly Loeffler, CEO of Bakkt Digital Asset Exchange, Appointed to US Senate Seat in Georgia [u]

Kelly Loeffler, the CEO of Bakkt – a digital asset exchange and a subsidiary of ICE, has been selected by the Governor of Georgia to fill an open seat in the US Senate. Thank you @GovKemp for this important opportunity to serve our state and… Read More

New Bakkt All-Time Record: Over $20.3 Million in Bitcoin Futures Daily Trading Volume, 2728 Futures Contracts Traded

Bitcoin (BTC) futures daily trading volumes on crypto-asset platform Bakkt recorded another all-time high, according to data obtained from the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE), the trading desk’s parent company, which also owns the New York Stock Exchange. Over $20.3 million in Bitcoin futures contracts, or 2728… Read More

Bakkt Warehouse Provides Enterprise Level Bitcoin Custody for All Institutions

Digital asset exchange Bakkt has announced Bakkt Warehouse, a Bitcoin custody solution for institutions regulated by the New York Department of Financial Services (NYDFS). Bakkt describes the new service as the critical link for institutional adoption of Bitcoin. In a blog post, Bakkt said that… Read More

Bakkt Is Planning to Release a Crypto “Consumer App” Next Year 

Atlanta-based Bakkt, a digital asset trading desk launched by Intercontinental Exchange (NYSE:ICE), the owner of the $22.9 trillion New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), is preparing to release a consumer-facing application to help retail consumers conduct crypto transactions, the company revealed on October 28. According to… Read More

Bakkt to Offer Bitcoin Options Beginning in December

Announced during the CFTC Fintech Forward 2019 today, digital asset exchange Bakkt will start offering Bitcoin options beginning this December. Kelly Loeffler,  Chief Executive Officer of Bakkt, revealed the news during a panel discussion on “Re-imagining Markets: What Digitization Means … for Transactions, Custody, and… Read More

Scammers Already Impersonating Bakkt in Classic “Crypto Giveaway” Scam

Scammers have already cloned Bakkt blog materials to create a fake interface, bakktlaunch.com, which they are using to trick Bakkt enthusiasts into sending crypto. It should be noted that the bakktlaunch.com page contains two links that may be malware bearing. Extreme caution is advised. Bakkt is the… Read More

Bitcoin Sinks. Is Bakkt the Cause?

Bitcoin rapidly deflated today. The world’s most popular crypto is now trading under USD $9000 (~$8700  $8400). At one point today, BTC tanked about USD $1000. So what’s the cause? A portion of the chatter claimed that Bakkt’s much-heralded launch this week was much ado… Read More

Highly Anticipated Digital Asset Trading Platform Bakkt Launches, Only 26 BTC in Volume Traded So Far

Bakkt, the highly anticipated cryptocurrency exchange backed by New York Stock Exchange owner Intercontinental Exchange (ICE), has officially launched.  The digital asset trading platform went live at 8 PM EST on September 22. Since its launch, 26 Bitcoin (BTC) in volume has been traded. Based… Read More

Bakkt Now Accepting Customer Bitcoin Deposits & Withdrawals, Futures to Launch September 23

Digital asset exchange and ecosystem Bakkt is nearing complete launch. Bakkt, part of the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) – a group that also owns the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), received the necessary regulatory approvals earlier this year. Bakkt proves a compliant platform that expects to… Read More

Bakkt Clears Regulatory Hurdles, Plans to Launch Physically-Settled Bitcoin Futures This Fall

Bakkt, a subsidiary of the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE), has announced it has received necessary permissions from the CFTC and the NYDFS to launch its “institution-grade” platform for physically-settled bitcoin futures trades September 23rd. “One year ago, we announced our ambitious vision to bring institutional infrastructure… Read More

ICE Promises Physically-Settled Bitcoin Futures via Bakkt ‘In Coming Months’

The Intercontinental Exchange (ICE), operator of several major financial and commodity exchanges including the NYSE, has once again announced that it plans to offer physically-backed Bitcoin futures in the near term through Bakkt: “As detailed in the ICE Futures U.S. filing with the CFTC today, bitcoin… Read More

ICE CEO Says Bear Market Allowed Bakkt to Cheaply Acquire Crypto Custody Firm

ICE’s Chief Executive Officer, Jeffrey Sprecher, told analysts in a conference call this week that the crypto bear market of 2018 allowed ICE’s crypto venture, Bakkt, to cheaply acquire Digital Asset Custody Co, Reuters reports. The acquisition of Digital Asset Custody Co could improve Bakkt’s… Read More

Crypto Exchange Bakkt Acquires Digital Asset Custody Company

Bakkt COO Adam White has blogged on his company’s efforts to become the go-to Bitcoin futures trading platform and “digital asset” custodian for institutions.  According to the post, Bakkt has acquired Digital Asset Custody Company (DACC) establishing a “commitment to setting a new standard for… Read More

ICE Crypto Venture Bakkt Hires Former Google and PayPal Exec to Build Out Its Payments Leg

Bakkt, the Intercontinental Exchange’s (ICE’s) forthcoming “digital asset” trading platform and crypto custody service, has hired former PayPal VP Engineering and former Google Engineering Director-Payments Mike Blandina to develop products and payments features at the company. Bakkt CEO Kelly Loeffler announced the hire in an… Read More

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