Expected by many startup focused on large investors the platform Bakkt will be held on December 12 this year. It is reported, citing informed sources.
Also the article says that investment Bank Goldman Sachs has no plans to create a custody solution for cryptocurrency-based infrastructure Bakkt. The Bank is considering the possibility of trading futures on the new platform.
In a recent interview with the head Bakkt Kelly Lafler said that the cryptocurrency market is on the verge of revolution, comparable in scale to the one that occurred in the energy market in the early 2000s.
“Digital market, fragmented in the same way as the energy market in the early 2000s. ICE paved the way for an increasing number of institutions wishing to trade energy. This helped establish a modern liquid market — said Lefler. — We’re about to witness a transformation of similar scale in the market of cryptocurrencies”.
Bakkt — cryptocurrency division of Intercontinental Exchange (ICE), which is the operator of the new York stock exchange. Creating a new project is positioned as a “ecosystem for digital asset”, attended by such giants as Microsoft and Starbucks.
The new platform will offer the market deliverable bitcoin-futures (in contrast to the settlement contracts on the CBOE and CME, at the core of these tools lies the underlying asset). The platform will support multiple Fiat currencies.
Recently it became known that Bakkt operating officer will become ex-Manager of Coinbase’s Adam white.