Blockchain 

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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Blockchain 

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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Blockchain 

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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Blockchain 

Bitcoin Futures Platform Bakkt Begins Testing Today

It’s been a long road for Bitcoin futures platform Bakkt. The platform—developed by NYSE parent company Intercontinental Exchange (NYSE:ICE)—has faced a myriad of launch delays due to regulatory approval. It’s still waiting now, but in the meantime, it has begun testing its Bitcoin futures contracts today. Here’s what we know. Bakkt is Testing Bitcoin Futures Contracts The company announced in May that it would begin testing its contracts in July. It later settled on the date of July 22, which is today. The company has not disclosed what is involved in…

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Blockchain 

Bakkt Announces Bitcoin Futures Launch Date in July

As Bitcoin (BTC) holds resistance above $8,100 USD, more positive news has arrived to help its case. Intercontinental Exchange’s (ICE) cryptocurrency platform, Bakkt, is to begin testing its first product: physically-delivered Bitcoin futures. The date for launch is just over one month from now, July 22nd. Bakkt Announces First Project Launch In a blog posted earlier today, Bakkt chief operating officer Adam White wrote: “On July 22, two days after Apollo 11’s 50th anniversary, Bakkt will initiate user acceptance testing for its bitcoin futures listed and traded at ICE Futures U.S. and…

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Blockchain 

Bakkt Hires PayPal and Google Veteran as Chief Product Officer

Bitcoin futures exchange Bakkt has a new chief product officer. Announced via Medium earlier today, the exchange has added Mike Blandina to its team. Bakkt Hires New CPO In previous years, Blandina has worked at PayPal where he served as head of payments and credit engineering. He has also been director of engineering for Google Wallet. In most recent years, Blandina was chief technology officer and product and engineering at OneMarket. CEO of Bakkt Kelly Loeffler wrote in the blog post: “As our CPO, Mike will lead our efforts to…

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Cryptocurrency 

Fake Bakkt Website Emerges but Fails to Scam Crypto Investors

A new Bitcoin (BTC) scam website has emerged. Back in 2017, when the cryptocurrency market hit mainstream news, scam sites began blowing up. Since everyone was so desperate to get their hands on digital currency or invest in a project that could give them 10X the return, the scammers often won. Now, cryptocurrency investors are much more cautious, and this new fake Bakkt website was easily identified. Fake Bakkt Website Caught In August of 2018, the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) announced Bakkt would be launched in late-January 2019. ICE currently operates…

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Cryptocurrency 

Bakkt Looks for Support for Its Next Futures Contract

As Bitcoin continues to slide past the $4,500 mark, bullish investors need something to hold onto. Bakkt is trying to give it to them. Intercontinental Exchange, the owner of the NYSE, is fighting the good fight with a plan to make cryptocurrencies mainstream. Bakkt is its plan. The new platform offers regulated trading, clearing and custody, and security. It is a safe environment for consumers to buy, sell, store, and spend digital assets. Bakkt and Bitcoin The platform’s first futures contract will be a Bitcoin one, as it is “the clear crypto…

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Cryptocurrency 

Bitcoin Futures | Bakkt Announces Futures Launch Date!

The launch date for Bitcoin futures on the Bakkt platform has been announced. Bakkt is a platform for trading, storing, and spending digital assets, and was created earlier in 2018 by Intercontinental Exchange—the parent company of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). Bitcoin Futures Launch Date According to a document released today, the launch date for trading is December 12th, 2018. The document explains the idea further: “Each futures contract calls for delivery of one Bitcoin held in the Bakkt Digital Asset Warehouse, and will trade in US dollar terms. One daily contract will be listed…

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Bitcoin 

Bitcoin is Getting Bakkt | ICE Forms Company to Bring Bitcoin Mainstream

Announced this morning is some pretty major news that Bitcoin bulls have been waiting for: Intercontinental Exchange (ICE)—the trading giant that owns the New York Stock Exchange—has a goal of breaking Bitcoin into mainstream currency and it plans to do this by forming a new company called Bakkt.  Bakkt is soon to be launched by Wall Street’s major player, but it also joins forces with some of America’s biggest companies, including Microsoft and Starbucks.  What’s Going On? This morning ICE announced that its new company is expected to launch in…

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