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Crypto Platform Bakkt Introduces Plan to Combine All Digital Rewards

Digital rewards systems are not necessarily new, but they’re far from being the “norm,” and let’s face it. They can be rather hard to keep track of considering how many separate platforms exist. Institutional cryptocurrency trading platform Bakkt is looking to change all that.Bakkt Is Back and Looking to Revolutionize Digital RewardsBakkt first came to “prominence” in late 2019. Following a whole year of advertising, the trading platform experienced several delays in its release and was...

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BTC Futures Trading on Bakkt Surges

It looks like Bakkt is experiencing a sudden surge in business.Bakkt Is Pulling a Few Unexpected PunchesRecently, it was reported that the institutional crypto trading platform owned and governed by the Intercontinental Exchange (ICO) was doing rather poorly as of late, having traded zero bitcoin options since mid-June. Now, more than 30 days later, that still hasn’t changed.However, the platform has witnessed a surge in bitcoin futures trading. Just last Monday alone, Coin Market Cap...

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Inconsistencies in the Bitcoin Space Are Widespread

There are several conflicting reports in the crypto world as of late. Despite the idea that bitcoin is surging like mad and is on the verge of once again striking the $11,000 range, it looks like things are very up and down otherwise for both miners and institutions.The Bitcoin Market Is Straddled with Ups and DownsRecently, Live Bitcoin News reported that Bit Farms, a cryptocurrency mining firm, is straddled with heavy debt and is struggling to repay the $20 million+ it owes by the time 2021...

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Bakkt Hasn’t Experienced Any BTC Options Trading Since Mid-June

Is it safe to say that Bakkt has been a total failure?Bakkt Really Hasn’t Amounted to MuchIt has been roughly one year since the institutional crypto trading platform came about, and one honestly wonders what it’s contributed to the space, especially when examining the latest trading figures the platform has been experiencing. For more than a month, bitcoin options have not been traded via the platform, and since June 15 of this year, the numbers for Bakkt have been stuck at a big fat zero.To...

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CME Group Looks to Unveil Its Own Token and Extract Cryptocurrency

The CME Group in Chicago, Illinois, is proving to be one of the biggest and most influential establishments in the entire crypto community.The CME Group Is Heading for the TopThe company has gone on to break all kinds of records with its latest bitcoin futures options, which became available in late January of this year. The firm has already managed to outdo the likes of Bakkt, which arguably had greater publicity going into the bitcoin futures market and had more of a leadup before its doors...

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Bitcoin Futures Trading Takes a Massive Nosedive

It looks like the popularity of bitcoin futures has taken a turn for the worse.Bitcoin Futures Trading Reaches New LowsCME Group in Chicago, Illinois reports that only three bitcoin futures were traded last Tuesday. Approximately 80 bitcoin units were involved in the contracts, totaling approximately $80,000 at the time of the trades. This, according to CME Group, establishes a new low for the company, beating the previous record of $125,000 BTC posted in late January.While CME still boasts...

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JPMorgan Chase: CME Group Will Do the Most for the BTC Futures Space

Executives of JPMorgan Chase & Co. believe that CME Group is going to be the company that dominates the bitcoin futures contracts arena.CME Group Is Heading the MarchAs we all know, other markets have opened the doorway to bitcoin futures trading in the past, a big example being Bakkt which began business in September 2019 after a long year of delays. The platform experienced a rather lackluster debut and is widely considered to be the reason for bitcoin’s dismal price performance just...

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The 2010s: A Review of the “Bitcoin Decade”

As 2019 finally comes to an end, we close out not just a single year, but a rather wild decade. Starting tomorrow, the 2020s will come roaring in, ready to spread joy throughout the land of bitcoin and its altcoin counterparts. Let’s look back at some of the biggest stories to occur surrounding cryptocurrency over the past ten years and how they’ll influence the coming months.The Development of BitcoinWhile bitcoin wasn’t necessarily born in the 2010s (the whitepaper supporting its creation...

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2019: A Look Back At Some of the Year’s Biggest Bitcoin Stories

2019 is coming to an official close, and it’s been a crazy year for bitcoin and its crypto counterparts. In an end-of-year series, let’s examine some of the biggest stories that have occurred over the past 12 months and how they’ll possibly influence the crypto industry’s behavior in 2020.Bitcoin and Its Ongoing VolatilityIt can be argued that 2019 was a year of major volatility for bitcoin. After all, the currency started out at a mere $3,500 – where it remained until April. Bitcoin had...

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Bakkt Gets a New Chief Executive Officer

Recently, Live Bitcoin News reported that the former CEO of Bakkt – the institutional crypto trading platform owned and governed by the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) – had left her post to go serve in the United States Senate. While it’s only a temporary position, the company still needs to find a worthy replacement – even if it’s for just a small amount of time.Bakkt Has a New Person in ChargeBakkt is introducing us to Mike Blandina, the new CEO of the platform, while Adam White will serve...

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