Bakkt Bitcoin Futures Could See Green Light in Just 10 Days

Bakkt could soon proceed with its Bitcoin futures product if the CFTC does not raise any objections within 10 days. We’ll Be Bakkt…Soonish Bakkt could be cleared to proceed in just 10 short days pending Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) approval. Or rather, pending lack of CFTC disapproval. In other words, you probably won’t be […]

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5 Plausible Reasons Bitcoin Price Exploded Over the Weekend

The buying frenzy may have cooled off a bit, yet Bitcoin is still keeping its head above the $7,000 mark. What caused Bitcoin price to skyrocket this time around? Digging a little deeper, it appears it was not retail-driven. Why Bitcoin Price Went Ballistic Oftentimes when we see a Bitcoin buying frenzy, it’s fuelled by […]

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NYSE Owner Seeking Bitcoin Custody ‘NY Trust’ License

Bakkt is taking what it hopes will be another significant step toward obtaining regulatory approval as its parent company – Intercontinental Exchange (ICE), acquires Bitcoin custody platform. ICE also plans to register the company as a licensed trust in New York State. ICE Acquires Bitcoin Custody Platform Bakkt announced the news in a Medium post […]

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Starbucks Will Support Bakkt After ‘Disproportionately High’ Equity Deal

Bakkt, the New York Stock Exchange’s (NYSE) forthcoming cryptocurrency trading platform, will — in fact — feature Starbucks payments for users. ‘Coffee-For-Bakkt?’ This is according to an anonymous source familiar with a deal between Bakkt and its early-stage partner, which will see the latter accept the service in payment for its in-store products. The source […]

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Bitcoin ETF ‘Not Going To Happen’ Due To US Gov’t Shutdown, Says Lawyer

A Bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF) is “not going to happen” in the event of a protracted US government shutdown. ‘In Reality It Would Never Happen’ That was the position of securities lawyer and frequent cryptocurrency commentator Jake Chervinsky this week in the face of mounting rumors the long-awaited instrument could soon go public. After president […]

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Bakkt Raises $182.5M From Microsoft And Other Big-Name Investors

Bakkt on Monday announced the completion of its first funding round, to the tune of $182.5 million. The platform which aims to offer the first-ever Bitcoin-settled futures contracts in the coming year says it is going ahead with its plans irrespective of the current market conditions. $182.5 Million in Funding From High Profile Investors In […]

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Bitcoin Will ‘Unequivocally’ Survive, Says NYSE Chairman

Jeff Sprecher, Chairman of the New York Stock Exchange, stated his belief in the future existence of bitcoin and cryptocurrencies. Answering the question, ‘Will digital assets survive?’ he said, “The unequivocal answer is ‘Yes’.” In Need of Reassurance Following yesterday’s news that Allianz’s Chief Economic Adviser is vouching for the longevity of bitcoin, NYSE Chairman, […]

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Bakkt CEO: We’re About To See A Cryptocurrency Revolution

The CEO of Intercontinental Exchange’s (ICE) forthcoming cryptocurrency trading platform Bakkt has said she wants to deliver a “revolution” in the sector in a similar way to energy trading fifteen years ago. Crypto ‘Revolution’ Matches Early 2000s Energy Market Speaking to Fortune following news Bakkt had hired former Coinbase vice president Adam White as COO, […]

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