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.

Markets News
Data shows whales are not selling large amounts of Bitcoin at the current BTC price and institutions are accumulating BTC.
New Bitcoin bull run? Whales and institutions accumulating, data shows
Joseph Young
2020-09-19T14:03:00+01:00
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News
Despite the milestone, Bakkt’s future volumes pale in comparison to those of top crypto exchanges Binance and Huobi.
Bakkt Bitcoin futures smashes daily volume record by 36%
Samuel Haig
2020-09-16T05:52:38+01:00
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News
Bakkt breaks another record with more than 11,700 Bitcoin futures contracts traded on Tuesday.
Bakkt Bitcoin Futures Smashes Records Two Days Running
Martin Young
2020-07-29T05:15:00+01:00
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Analysis
$675 million worth of Bitcoin options expired today. Experts debate its potential impact on Bitcoin’s price.
Experts Debate Bitcoin Price Volatility as $675M in BTC Options Expire
Joseph Young
2020-06-26T10:05:00+01:00
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Galaxy Digital’s trading engine will be paired with Bakkt’s custody services in a collaborative effort to meet institutional demand for Bitcoin.
Bakkt and Galaxy Digital Team-Up on New Institutional Offering
Samuel Haig
2020-06-11T04:41:00+01:00
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Though former Bakkt CEO Kelly Loeffler’s Georgia Senate seat faces no risk in the June 9 primary, everything is up for grabs in November.
Former Bakkt CEO Faces Stiff Competition in November Special Election
Turner Wright
2020-06-10T08:02:00+01:00
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Markets News
Volumes for Bakkt’s futures delivered in BTC are trumping fiat settlements as markets rise to fill a days-old CME gap.
Bakkt Physical Bitcoin Futures Beat Cash Ahead of Major CME Expiry
William Suberg
2020-05-27T13:59:00+01:00
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Former Bakkt CEO Kelly Loeffler sent documentation concerning her stock trades to the Justice Department amid insider trading accusations.
Former Bakkt CEO Hands Documents to DoJ Amid Insider Trading Controversy
Samuel Haig
2020-05-16T21:30:00+01:00
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