Bitcoin futures exchange Bakkt has announced it is moving forward with its plans to launch physically-settled Bitcoin futures contracts. In an announcement on Monday, May 13, the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE)-backed company broke down the product, saying that it would be testing the products this summer.
United States regulator the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) is actively working to approve multiple crypto-related applications, including for Bitcoin (BTC) futures from institutional trading platform Bakkt. As reported by Cointelegraph, a CFTC commissioner revealed the news in remarks to cryptocurrency news network Blocktv in an interview on March 19.
Bakkt, the cryptocurrency platform by Intercontinental Exchange (ICE), has announced on the New Year’s Eve that is has completed its first round of funding, raising $182.5 million from 12 partners and investors.
On November 20, ICE, the parent company of the New York Stock Exchange, announced the delay of the Bakkt Bitcoin futures market launch from December 12 to January 24, 2019.
The Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) has confirmed that its upcoming cryptocurrency trading platform Bakkt will officially launch on December 12, pending regulatory approval.
Intercontinental Exchange (ICE), a leading operator of more than 20 global exchanges, clearing houses, data and listings services, announced on Friday, August 3, that it plans to form a new company, Bakkt, which will leverage Microsoft cloud solutions “to create an open and regulated, global ecosystem for digital assets.”