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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

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

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 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 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

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

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

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