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The CEO of the much-hyped Bitcoin futures platform Bakkt has been appointed to serve in the US Senate. Loeffler will replace Georgia Senator Johnny Isakson, who is due to retire at the end of this month.At first glance, Kelly Loeffler’s appointment, like the launch of Bakkt itself, looks like an unmitigated success for the crypto…
After a dismal start, interest in Bakkt’s physically-settled Bitcoin futures is finally improving. The Intercontinental Exchange-backed venture has just recorded three consecutive days above $10 million in trading. The figures still lag far behind the 24-hour Bitcoin trading volume reported at other large trading venues. Compared to the volumes reported at Bakkt’s debut in September,…
The Bakkt platform has just announced that it will now allow any institutions to use its Bitcoin custody solution. Previously, only those trading the platform’s Bitcoin futures contracts had access to the Bakkt Warehouse. The news comes as Bakkt futures look on track to set another all-time high. After a rather dismal start to trading…
Bitcoin (BTC) hasn’t been doing too hot over the past 24 hours. As of the time of writing this piece, the cryptocurrency is down some 5% on the day — falling from yesterday’s peak of $9,250 to $8,700 — having lost the key $9,000 support level after holding strong above it for nearly two weeks’…
The Bakkt platform is having another good day of trading. The much-hyped Bitcoin futures contracts that disappointed many on first launch has hit another all-time high in daily trading volume, well before its close. Bakkt trading volume is surging whilst Bitcoin has made a considerable move down in price. The price of the number one…
It seems that the now-infamous China pump of 2019 has awoken something in Bakkt’s Bitcoin futures. On the day of the jaw-dropping 42% pump last week, the exchange’s futures saw more than $10 million worth of volume traded, a new all-time high for the fledgling market.  Since then, this volume has persisted. This growth, however,…
The Bakkt platform is getting set to launch new Bitcoin trading derivatives. As of December, users of the regulated platform will be able to trade the Bakkt Bitcoin Options contract. Although off to a very slow start, yesterday saw volume on Bakkt increase dramatically. Additional products coming to the company may prompt the continued growth…
Earlier this week, the price of Bitcoin crashed from above $10,000 to a low of just over $7,900. The abrupt drop seems to have caused an abrupt shift in the sentiment surrounding the industry. With the much-anticipated Bakkt platform’s launch coinciding with the start of the downtrend, many optimistic for the ICE-owned venture’s impact on…
After bitcoin popped and fizzled last year, no institutional body was willing to touch it. Banking giant Goldman Sachs abruptly went quiet on its proposals to open a digital asset trading desk. Meanwhile, JP Morgan Chase head Jamie Dimon last October said that he does not “give a shit” about bitcoin. Deja Vu This year…
On Sunday, a momentous occasion took place for the Bitcoin industry: The Intercontinental Exchange-backed Bakkt launched its much-awaited Bitcoin futures contracts after nearly a year of regulatory setbacks and logistical hurdles. While many expected for there to be “fireworks” at the open, there weren’t. Indeed, as according to the Intercontinental Exchange’s market data says that…