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Former Bakkt CEO Kelly Loeffler Appointed At CFTC Committee

Kelly Loeffler, the former CEO of Bakkt, has recently taken a seat in the U.S. Senate for the state of Georgia. Reports have it, though, that she is also assigned to serve on the Senate Agriculture Committee with the CFTC. Given that her husband is the CEO of the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE), this could raise...
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Bitcoin’s Next Decade Will Be Shaped by Derivatives

The last five years have been a test phase for bitcoin derivatives, which began tentatively when Bitmex eased into life in 2014. Now, as the cryptoconomy prepares to enter a new decade, derivatives products will play a pivotal role in price discovery. 2020 will be a big year for bitcoin and for the futures markets...
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Trader Who Called $6,000 Bitcoin Bottom Predicts $100,000 By Late 2022

Bitcoin price could hit $100,000 in three years, according to an analyst. | Source: Shutterstock.com Dave the Wave tells CCN that he sees $100,000 by late 2022 as long-term bitcoin target. The analyst previously predicted BTC’s bottom in the $6ks. The same parabolic line since 2011 has remained in tact through the years, indicating a...
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Bitcoin Upstart Bakkt Sees Executive Shuffle After U.S. Senate Appointment

When Bakkt was unveiled in late 2018, much focus was given to the crypto infrastructure upstart’s chief executive, Kelly Loeffler. The reason: Loeffler was an executive of the Intercontinental Exchange — the institution that operates the New York Stock Exchange amongst other top equity and asset exchanges — and she was wed to the CEO...
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Kelly Loeffler Steps Down As Former PayPal Exec Becomes Bakkt’s New CEO

Bakkt, the Bitcoin Futures trading platform of the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE), has recently appointed a new CEO as Kelly Loeffler stepped down. The former CPO of the company, Mike Blandina, will take her role, and, at the same time, the former COO, Adam White, will serve as President. New CEO and President of Bakkt Bakkt...
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Three Main Reasons Why Bitcoin is Setting Up For a New Bull Rally

The week is drawing to a close with Bitcoin back above $7,000 which keeps it consolidating as the bulls and bears battle it out. Long term trend lines are holding as is strong support but those are not the only reasons why the next bull run could be imminent.Bitcoin Holds Major SupportSince its big mid-week...
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Bitcoin Is Back: 4 Bullish Signs in Favor of a Huge Santa Claus Rally

Bitcoin volatility makes a stunning return. The “extreme fear” countertrade is back on the table. Bakkt futures record all-time highs. Bitcoin’s recent rise has sparked new hopes for BTC just in time for the holidays. Here are several signs that may indicate a Santa Claus rally is on its way. Bitcoin has been anything but...
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Bitcoin Cheap Price Now Attractive to Institutional Investors

As the BTC/USD quotation updated the lowest level since May of this year, institutional investors were in a rush to benefit from the cheap Bitcoin price. On Bakkt, the trading volume of Bitcoin futures surged to $47 million on Wednesday. Bakkt’s Surging Volume Suggest Investors’ Interest in Cheap Bitcoin Crypto analysts have voiced various predictions...
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Breaking: As Bitcoin Reclaims $7,000, Bakkt Volume Explodes to New High

The past three days have been an absolute whirlwind for Bitcoin, with the price of the leading cryptocurrency whipping between $7,150, $6,400, and everywhere in between, seemingly without rhyme or reason.Related Reading: Goldbug Peter Schiff Calls For Bitcoin To Close 2019 at A LossThis latest bout of volatility hasn’t gone unnoticed. Institutions trading cryptocurrencies have...
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Bakkt Open Interest Breaks All-Time High as Bitcoin Price Slides

During the most recent slide in Bitcoin (BTC) prices, futures markets caught fire. The Bakkt physical delivery exchange has now reported a new record high in open interest on the platform. Bakkt Open Interest Signals Rapid Funds Inflow Bakkt futures allow for betting both on the upside and the downside of BTC. Now, a bearish...
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TD Ameritrade-Backed Crypto Exchange ErisX to Launch Bitcoin Futures

If you’ve been following the cryptocurrency news cycle at all over the past year, you’ve likely heard the name “Bakkt” tossed about. Bakkt, for those unaware, is a Bitcoin and cryptocurrency exchange and financial services platform backed by Microsoft, Fidelity, and the owner of the New York Stock Exchange — an all-star lineup of proponents,...
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Mainstream Investment Vehicles Tied to Cryptocurrencies Grow Exponentially

These days bitcoin and a variety of other digital assets are now being traded as funds and traditional equity holdings. The landscape of crypto investment vehicles has changed significantly as institutional and retail investors don’t need direct exposure to cryptocurrencies in order to invest in this technology. Also Read: Gocrypto SLP Token Starts Trading on...
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Napoleon Asset Management Launches First AMF-Regulated Crypto Fund

According to recent reports, France just got a new crypto fund, known as Napoleon Bitcoin Fund, which consists purely out of cryptocurrency. Napoleon Bitcoin Fund Launches According to a recent publication by France’s Les Echos, the country recently got its first fully regulated crypto fund, dubbed ‘Napoleon Bitcoin Fund.’ The fund was created by a...
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Bakkt Launches Bitcoin Options in US, Futures in Asia

Bakkt has launched two new regulated bitcoin derivatives products. Within hours of launch, Bakkt announced that over 1,000 futures contracts had been traded in Asia. The platform now offers four types of regulated bitcoin derivatives products: monthly and daily physically delivered bitcoin futures, cash settled bitcoin futures, and options on monthly bitcoin futures. Also read:...
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Bakkt Cash Settled Bitcoin Futures Creates a Record On ICE Platform

Earlier we reported Bakkt launching USD cash-settled Bitcoin Futures on the ICE futures platform. The ICE Singapore platform has seen great records since this launch. The platform traded over 1,000 Bakkt Bitcoin (USD) Cash Settled Futures contracts since the launch. The Bakkt team took to twitter to announce this exciting news.  The ICE Futures platform...
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Bitcoin Bears Back on Bakkt Launch as Markets Tumble Again

Around $6 billion has been dumped out of crypto markets over the past few hours as the bears return again. Coincidentally it has happened again, right after Bakkt launched more institutional investment products for Bitcoin.Bitcoin Barrels Towards $7kBTC charts were looking positive during late trading yesterday but the Asian session changed all of that. A...
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Bakkt Scorned as Cash-Settled Bitcoin Futures Launch in Singapore

It appears that the digital currency community has very much fallen out of love with the Bakkt platform. Prior to its launch, the ICE-backed Bitcoin futures platform was heralded as one of the most positive development for digital currency.However, less than three months later, as the platform is busy launching more Bitcoin derivatives, people have...
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Bakkt Launches Bitcoin Option Contracts

Intercontinental Exchange, the parent company of the Bakkt Exchange, is launching two derivatives products for its clients. Institutional investors in the U.S. will now be able to access Bitcoin Monthly Options, while Singaporeans will have access to cash settled futures. Options are a type of derivative contract that provides additional possibilities for exposure to a...
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Bakkt Releases The First Regulated Bitcoin Options Markets

Bakkt Bitcoin Cash Settled Monthly Futures will be settled against physically delivered Bakkt Bitcoin (USD) Monthly Futures contract from December 9, 2019. The Intercontinental Exchange will roll out two trading options Bitcoin (USD) Options and Bitcoin (USD) Cash Settled Monthly Futures. Bakkt will be big for being the first platform to offer futures settled in...
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DXM Partners With Ledger to Launch Institutional Custody Solution

DXM, the cryptocurrency branch of the Korean market operator Dunamu, will offer custodial services in partnership with the French hardware firm, Ledger. Upbit Safe Service to Use Ledger Vault Security Technology Ledger, the producer of some of the most popular hardware wallets of the Nano series, will offer custody with institutional-grade quality, reported the News...
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A Bitcoiner in the Senate? Is Bakkt CEO in US Govt. Good or Bad for Crypto?

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...
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Report: Number of Cryptocurrency Funds Decreases As Retail Investors Drive The Market

The number of cryptocurrency funds has been decreasing over the last year, as per a recent report. This has caused some to raise the notion that institutional interest in the market is slowing down, while retail interest is the main driver. However, given the industry’s brief history, could this be the case? Cryptocurrency Funds Closing...
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The Bakkt Bitcoin Futures Aren’t What They Seem to be

Many people have different opinions regarding the Bakkt Bitcoin futures. New information has confirmed these contracts don’t exactly work as advertised. Unlike what many assume, these vehicles are not fully backed by physical Bitcoin. The Real Story Behind the Bakkt Bitcoin Futures That is a rather unusual development for a product that is designed to...
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Analyst Dispels the Myth: Bakkt Futures are Not Backed by Bitcoin

Bakkt’s arrival was supposed to be rocket fuel for the number one cryptocurrency. Even with Bakkt’s growing volume, the demand has not translated into bullish bitcoin prices. Institutions participating through Bakkt are trading on leverage instead of taking physical delivery of bitcoin. Many crypto enthusiasts saw Bakkt’s entry earlier this year as a bullish driver....
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CME Details Bitcoin Options as Bakkt Options Launch Nears

The battle of the bitcoin futures platforms is heating up. The Chicago Mercantile Exchange has released details of its new BTC options contracts while the launch of Bakkt’s equivalent product is less than a week away. How will bitcoin prices react? More Institutional Bitcoin Products This time two years ago the CME was poised to...
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Bakkt Futures Traders Avoid Physical Bitcoin Delivery

The hope that Bakkt futures traders would seek out physical delivery settlement to become Bitcoin (BTC) holders may be unfounded. So far, futures traders prefer to roll over their contracts before expiration. Bakkt Traders Roll Over and Refuse BTC Delivery The Bakkt platform physical settlement BTC product arrived with the hopes of turning institutional and...
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BAKKT Futures Exchange CEO Considers The Senate Seat Position

Bakkt Futures exchange CEO Kelly Loeffler was offered a seat position in the Georgia Senate by Governor Brian Kemp so we are trying to find out whether the CEO will take it in today’s latest altcoin news. The Bakkt Futures exchange CEO will displace the offered candidate, US Rep. Doug Collins, going on the opposite...
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Bakkt To The Senate: CEO Kelly Loeffler To Occupy US Senate Seat

The CEO of Bakkt, Kelly Loeffler, is reportedly going to take the seat in the U.S. Senate for the state of Georgia. Governor Brian Kemp is set to choose the businesswoman rather than President Trump’s choice – U.S. Rep. Doug Collins. Bakkt CEO In U.S. Senate Governor Brian Kemp appears to be clear with his...
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Bakkt Boss is the Choice for Vacant Georgia Senate Seat

Endorsed by Gov. Brian Kemp, Kelly Loeffler, CEO of the Bakkt bitcoin futures exchange, will be offered a US Senate seat next week,  Bakkt Boss Takes Hot, Disputed Spot in Senate Loeffler will displace the previously offered candidate, U.S. Rep. Doug Collins, defying the expectations for appointing the long-serving congressman. Her appointment has the aim...
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Bitcoin (BTC) Futures Markets Hit $5B Daily Volume

The Bitcoin (BTC) market has evolved to include the simplest kind of derivative financial products – futures contracts. Those markets now reach $5 billion in daily volumes, taking a significant chunk from spot trading markets. Bitcoin Price Discovery Shifts to Futures Markets Bitcoin price discovery mechanisms have shifted in 2019, as the effect of futures...
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