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Resurrected: SEC Reviewing its Rejection of NYSE Arca’s Bitwise Bitcoin ETF Application

The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has sent a letter to NYSE Arca stating it is reviewing its rejection of the company’s request to bring a Bitcoin “Bitwise” ETF to market. While the Commission reviews its decision, the rejection has been stayed. The letter… 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

Report: ICE Has Raised $740 Million to Launch Crypto Trading Platform, Bakkt

Bakkt, a cryptocurrency futures trading and custody platform being built by the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) in New York, has raised $740 million USD from Series A investors to date, The Block reports. The project raised $182.5 million last year, and new funds may have come… Read More

Digital Asset Marketplace Bakkt Raises $182 Million in Funding Round

Bakkt, a digital asset exchange that is an offshoot of the Intercontinental Exchange (NYSE:ICE), has raised $182.5 million in their first funding round. The news was revealed in a New Year’s Eve blog post by Bakkt CEO Kelly Loeffler. ICE is the parent company of the… Read More

Bakkt Delays Launch of Bitcoin Futures Market

The CEO of Bakkt, Kelly Loeffler, has written in a blog post that her company, Bakkt, is delaying the much-anticipated release of its daily Bitcoin futures product and crypto custodial warehouse until January 24th, 2019, “…subject to regulatory approval.” “We’ll continue to update you on our progress… Read More

Crypto-to-Cash Conversions a “Vulnerability” Authorities Can Exploit, Says ICE Official

An assistant director at US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) told the Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control this week that criminal cryptocurrency-to-cash conversions create a “vulnerability” that law enforcement can exploit. Assistant Director-Domestic Operations ICE, Matthew C. Allen, also told the Senate Committee that… Read More

Blockchain Analysis Spending by US Government Agencies Has Tripled in 2018

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Government agencies in the US have more than tripled the amount of money they are allotting to private firms doing forensics on blockchains like Bitcoin, says weekly newsletter for institutions, diar. The biggest spender by far is the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), which is “accounting… Read More

Bakkt: Owner of New York Stock Exchange ICE Announces Major Digital Assets Venture, Starbucks as Partner

A major announcement today from the owner of the New York stock exchange conveyed by Fortune magazine is being viewed as something of a blockbuster in crypto circles. Jeffry Sprecher, founder and CEO of Intercontinental Exchange (NYSE:ICE), is seeking approval for a venture ICE is… Read More

NYSE Files with the SEC to List Two Bitcoin ETFs

Multiple reports are indicating the NYSE (NYSE:ICE) has filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission to list to Proshares Bitcoin ETFs. CNBC said the funds would track the Bitcoin Futures contracts trading on the CBOE and CME. Both contracts only recently launched. Brown Brothers Harriman… Read More

Sir Richard Branson Backed E2Exchange, Welsh Innovation Centre to Launch Crowdfunding Platform

Ice-Dragons crowdfunding site will connect sophisticated investors with high quality startups. E2Exchange, which has Sir Richard Branson as its Honoray President and includes leading business figures such as Darryl Eales, CEO of leading private equity house LDC, and Dragon’s Den entrepreneur Duncan Bannatyne, is working… Read More

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