Bakkt Announces Bitcoin Futures Launch Date in July

As Bitcoin (BTC) holds resistance above $8,100 USD, more positive news has arrived to help its case. Intercontinental Exchange’s (ICE) cryptocurrency platform, Bakkt, is to begin testing its first product: physically-delivered Bitcoin futures. The date for launch is just over one month from now, July 22nd. Bakkt Announces First Project Launch In a blog posted earlier…

Bakkt Reveals Bitcoin Futures Contract Details Ahead of July Test Date

news The Intercontinental Exchange’s pending bitcoin platform Bakkt plans to begin testing its two futures contracts on July 22 of this year. In a blog post that likened Bakkt’s launch to the Apollo 11 moon landing, chief operating officer Adam White wrote Thursday that the platform will “initiate user acceptance testing” for its bitcoin futures…

Hodler’s Digest, May 13–19: Top Stories, Price Movements, Quotes and FUD of the Week

Top Stories This WeekComing every Sunday, the Hodler’s Digest will help you track every single important news story that happened this week. The best (and worst) quotes, adoption and regulation highlights, leading coins, predictions, and much more — a week on Cointelegraph in one link.Bitstamp Starts Investigation After Large BTC Sell Leads to $250 Million…

Bitcoins for Frappuccino: Will Starbucks’ Crypto Endeavours Pave the Way for Mainstream Adoption?

The United States coffeehouse chain Starbucks is one of the most mainstream companies to look into crypto, and its intentions have finally been confirmed this week: The company has teamed up with Microsoft to track its beans with a blockchain.Moreover, reports say that the coffee giant might start accepting bitcoin (BTC) payments in its U.S.…

Hodler’s Digest, April 29 – May 5: Top Stories, Price Movements, Quotes and FUD of the Week

Top Stories This WeekFractional Reserve Stablecoin Tether Only 74% Backed by Fiat Currency, Say LawyersAccording to documents released by USD stablecoin tether’s (USDT) lawyers, the company behind the stablecoin only has enough fiat reserves to back a little less than three-quarters of its existing supply — 74%. Tether executives had previously publicly promised that each…

Former Paypal, Google Engineering Exec Joins Bakkt as Chief Product Officer

A former engineering executive at PayPal and Google will join the team behind the institutional digital asset platform Bakkt, the firm’s CEO Kelly Loeffler announced in a blog post on Medium on April 11.With over 25 years of experience in digital payments, engineering, strategy and operations, Mike Blandina has joined Bakkt as its chief product…

NYSE Parent ICE Anticipates Over $20 Million Spend on Bakkt This Year

news Intercontinental Exchange (ICE), the parent company of the New York Stock Exchange, estimates it will spend more than $20 million this year in building Bakkt, its bitcoin futures trading and custody platform. In an earnings call for Q4, 2018, on Feb. 7, Scott Hill, ICE’s chief financial officer, said the firm’s investment in Bakkt…

Launch of Bakkt Bitcoin Futures Market May Get Postponed Again

news Intercontinental Exchange (ICE), the parent company of the New York Stock Exchange, is likely to delay the launch of Bakkt, its bitcoin futures trading and custody platform, a second time, CoinDesk has learned. The company last set Jan. 24 as the launch date. However, ICE has yet to receive the necessary approvals from the U.S.…