Bakkt News

Bakkt is a cryptocurrency-focused institutional investment firm that was spun out of Intercontinental Exchange, or ICE — an operator of large, regulated exchanges such as the New York Stock Exchange. 

In September 2019, the firm launched its much-anticipated Bitcoin (BTC) futures trading platform. While the initial launch was underwhelming, with relatively low volume given the hype, Bakkt announced additional products in the following months such as fully regulated BTC options trading, cash-settled futures and a partnership with Starbucks. 

Since its announcement, Bakkt has caught the attention of the crypto industry, as it marks a serious effort by the world’s largest exchange to onboard institutional investors into the burgeoning crypto asset class.

The firm also generated buzz in the industry after former CEO Kelly Loeffler became the first Republican woman to represent the state of Georgia in the United States Congress where she is expected to support crypto-friendly regulation.

News
Quiznos customers will soon be able to pay in Bitcoin via Bakkt's app at certain Colorado locations.
BTC payments coming to certain Quiznos shops, thanks to Bakkt collaboration
Benjamin Pirus
2021-08-03T18:00:00+01:00
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Opinion
Institutional inflow to crypto is only getting started, but the technology promises to improve the futures markets beyond crypto.
Cryptocurrency: The future of futures?
Andy Flury
2021-06-26T11:11:00+01:00
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News
Touted for its ability to allow users to "leverage the digital assets in their day-to-day lives,” the Bakkt Visa debit card is now available for online and in-s...
Institutional exchange launches crypto debit card
Turner Wright
2021-06-22T21:11:00+01:00
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News
Intercontinental Exchange has sold its 1.4% stake in Coinbase to reduce the company’s debt.
Intercontinental Exchange sells Coinbase stake for $1.2 billion
Helen Partz
2021-04-30T08:41:39+01:00
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Bakkt believes its new crypto payments app will unlock more than $1 trillion worth of digital assets for commerce.
Bakkt launches payments app as institutions compete for crypto assets
Samuel Haig
2021-04-01T02:39:26+01:00
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Bakkt will also have a money transmitter license in the state of New York.
New York grants Bakkt coveted BitLicense
Kollen Post
2021-03-11T14:58:19+00:00
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Follow up
As Bakkt prepares to be listed on the NYSE, even more crypto companies could be going public in the future.
Crypto is going public: Timing is key as Bakkt secures NYSE listing
Gareth Jenkinson
2021-01-15T14:52:00+00:00
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Bakkt's CEO did not mention whether the company decided to stay away from XRP due to Ripple’s ongoing legal issues.
Bakkt has no plans to support XRP, says CEO
Helen Partz
2021-01-12T10:01:24+00:00
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