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Bakkt to Launch Institutional Bitcoin Custody Services

Bakkt, the crypt subsidiary of the Intercontinental Exchange, has announced that it will begin holding the Bitcoin assets of its institutional investors, which was one of the most sought-after services of the platform prior to its launch in September. Launch of Bakkt Warehouse Upon launch, Bakkt initially only offered custody services to customers who were trading its Bitcoin futures contracts but has now received approval from the New York Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) to store all Bitcoin assets of its customers in the “Bakkt Warehouse.” Pantera Capital, Galaxy Digital, and…

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Bakkt Futures Monthly Trading Volume Starts to Pick Up Pace

Bakkt, the crypto exchange platform from the Intercontinental Exchange, has seen its futures trading volume soar to 1,061 contracts, indicating that institutional investors are finally getting on board with the platform. Since its launch on September 27, Bakkt has endured a sluggish start to life despite being one of the most highly anticipated exchange in the world of crypto this year. With just 623 futures contracts being traded in the first week, for a total value of just over $5 million USD, it appeared as though the platform was a massive…

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Bakkt to Launch Consumer Focused App in 2020 With Starbucks Trial

Bakkt, the cryptocurrency trading platform launched by the Intercontinental Exchange, is planning to launch a consumer-focused app in the first half of 2020 to enable retail customers to make transactions with cryptocurrencies. Consumer Adoption Ambitions In an ambitious move to enable the widespread adoption of cryptocurrencies, Bakkt Chief Product Officer Mike Blandina said in a blog post: “We’ll be launching a consumer app to make it easy for consumers to discover and unlock the value of digital assets, as well as ways in which they can transact or track them. Merchants…

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Bakkt is All Set to Launch Options on Bitcoin Futures in December

Over the past few years, the crypto sphere has come a long way to emerge as one of the most exciting investment options for investors, and the introduction of Bitcoin futures was one of the bigger developments in this regard. In a new development, the highly influential International Exchange (IE) has stated that it is now going to introduce options in Bitcoin. Key Details The service is going to be launched on Bakkt, one of its subsidiaries, and among the most popular destinations for high-level trades in the crypto space.…

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Bakkt Futures Trade Volume Soars 800% After Slow Start

The Bakkt Futures trading volume for Bitcoin (BTC) has gained almost 800% in just one day after a slow start to life for the long-awaited futures contract trading platform headed by the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE). Bakkt Volume Reaches All-Time High A bot account on Twitter, which tracks the number of contracts traded on Bakkt, reported this morning that 224 BTC futures were traded on August 9, an eye-watering increase of 796% from the previous day. October 8’s volume of 25 BTC was coincidentally the lowest figure recorded since the platform…

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Is the Launch of Bakkt to Blame For Bitcoin’s Price Drop?

Bitcoin’s price tanked almost 15% on Tuesday evening to a low of $8,165 in what was just the second day since the launch of Bakkt. The Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) launched its long-awaited Bitcoin futures trading platform on Monday, September 23 to considerable fanfare, and the entire world of crypto is even more curious to see just how much an impact it will have on the market. Just two days after the platform’s launch and the immediate effect has seen Bitcoin, and several altcoins, drop significantly. It’s similar to the movement seen…

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Analyst Predicts Bakkt Will Build Trust in Crypto Markets

Prominent analyst Tom Lee believes the launch of Bakkt will help build trust towards crypto trading among institutional investors. Lee, a renowned Bitcoin bull and co-founder of the research firm Fundstrat, tweeted his enthusiasm for the long-awaited crypto services platform: “I am very positive on @Bakkt and its ability to improve trust with institutions to crypto.” Bakkt is owned by the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) and goes live on September 23, having already launched its crypto warehouse service, which saw over $1 billion USD worth of Bitcoin deposited in one day. Many involved parties…

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Bakkt is all Set to Introduce Bitcoin Futures in September

Bakkt is all set to launch its much-awaited platform for Bitcoin futures. When cryptocurrency first grabbed the attention of the global public, it was still looked upon as a novelty and something far too chaotic to be regulated by the relevant authorities. However, much has changed over the past couple of years as a range of fresh products have been launched, and perhaps the most important one is Bitcoin futures. Everything is on Schedule Earlier on this year, cryptocurrency firm Bakkt announced that it was all set to launch a…

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Bitcoin Soars As Bakkt is All Set to Launch Bitcoin Futures in September

Since the infamous day of 2017, when Bitcoin went on its incredible run, there has been talk of the introduction of a financial exchange backed by the world’s biggest cryptocurrency. One of the instruments that have been spoken about by crypto experts for many years are crypto futures from Bakkt, but delay after delay stopped this from happening—until now. Positive News For Bitcoin Over the past few years, nothing came to fruition despite several rounds of talks among regulators in the United States, and so, the product was not introduced.…

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Bakkt Set for September Launch

Bakkt, the long-awaited crypto services platform from the Intercontinental Exchange, is finally set for launch on September 23. Despite being officially announced in August 2018, the platform only received a trust charter from New York State Department of Financial Services this week, which clears the way for the company to begin offering its highly-anticipated physically-settled Bitcoin futures contracts. Bakkt expects to serve a digital marketplace that moves $270 billion per year. What is Bakkt? The Intercontinental Exchange, the parent company of the New York Stock Exchange, announced Bakkt a year ago with the intention…

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