ICE CEO Reports Record-Breaking Revenue, Says Bakkt Will Contribute Even More

Intercontinental Exchange (ICE), the parent company of Bakkt, the soon-to-be launched cryptocurrency trading platform offering physically settled Bitcoin futures, reports strong Q4 net revenues of over $1.3 billion. ICE’s earnings are up 14% year over year, and their CEO, Jeff Sprecher, expects the launch of Bakkt to increase their revenue in a […]

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No One Needs A Bitcoin ETF & Bakkt, BTC Already Is Money: Crypto Investor

Since Bitcoin (BTC) came into being, the asset’ and blockchain network’s narrative has been misconstrued time and time again. Hot on the heels of another investor’s comment that Bitcoin isn’t digital cash, but rather, an up-and-coming global reserve asset, one commentator claims that BTC “already is” money. Bitcoin Is Digital […]

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Exclusive Interview with TRON's Founder, Justin Sun: We Return Power Back to Users

Photo: Pixabay TRON is one of the largest blockchain-based operating systems in the world. Being less than two years old, the project has already managed to make plenty of headlines (take their recent acquisition of BitTorrent and creation of BTT token, for instance). Moreover, its native cryptocurrency TRX entered the list of […]

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Demystifying Bitcoin Futures Trading

Bitcoin is still a young and inefficient market, as evidenced by its many peculiarities. For example, contracts for bitcoin futures on the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) have been trading in backwardation, which means contracts with a later expiration are trading consecutively lower. This is not a bearish indicator for […]

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Bakkt Stretches Compliance, Risk Mgt & Treasury Operations Scope with its First Acquisition

Fresh from accomplishing its maiden funding round, Bakkt declared its first acquisition on January 14. The daughter firm of the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) is also considering the feasibility of expanding beyond the U.S. market. Bakkt, the digital assets platform backed by the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), announced the news […]

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The Daily: Bittrex Opens OTC Desk, Bakkt Acquires Futures Team

In today’s edition of The Daily, we cover a number of stories that show how the cryptocurrency ecosystem is evolving to become more inviting to institutional investors. Bittrex exchange opens an OTC trading desk, Bakkt “acquihires” a futures compliance team, and Swiss investment bank Vontobel launches a custody solution. Also […]

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Bakkt raises $182.5 million in their first funding round – Bitcoin futures still awaits “green signal” from CFTC

Intercontinental Exchange’s Bakkt (New York Exchange’s parent company) has made a huge announcement on New Year’s eve. The CEO of Bakkt, Kelly Loeffler stated on her official medium blog that Bakkt has successfully completed its first funding round. The firms that invested are hailed to be prominent players in both the […]

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