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Bitcoin Futures Platform Bakkt Reportedly Planning To Go Public at a $2 Billion Valuation

Bakkt, the Bitcoin futures platform owned and operated by Intercontinental Exchange (ICE), is reportedly planning to go public after a merger with the Chicago-based blank-check company VPC Impact Acquisition Holdings.Bakkt To Go Public?By citing “people with knowledge of the matter,” Bloomberg reported the news earlier, saying that the Bitcoin futures platform is already in talks with VPC Impact Acquisition Holdings.Should both parties indeed proceed with the deal, the sources estimated that...

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Former Bakkt CEO Kelly Loeffler Will Overlook CFTC

Kelly Loeffler, the former CEO at the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE)-backed crypto trading platform Bakkt, will be joining the committee that looks upon the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). However, that increased the worries of a possible conflict of interest. In a Jan. 6 tweet, Loeffler said she has sworn into the United States Senate by Mike Pence, the Senate’s chief officer, to become Georgia’s newest Senator.It's official! What an honor to serve our great state in the...

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Bakkt Appoints Mike Blandina as New CEO and Adam White as President

The Bakkt Bitcoin futures exchange, owned by the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE), has just appointed a new chief executive officer (CEO). According to an official press release, the company’s former Chief Product Officer Mike Blandina, has now been promoted to the role of CEO. Blandina already assumed the position on Friday, Dec 20.The appointment of a new CEO was necessary because the company’s founding CEO Kelly Loeffler had to leave the position after her appointment to the United States...

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Bakkt Launches Bitcoin Options and Cash-Settled Futures

As Bakkt has announced in its blog post, Bitcoin monthly options and cash-settled futures are now available.The recent post provides more details on these new offerings.Bakkt Bitcoin (USD) monthly options are based on the benchmark Bakkt Bitcoin (USD) Monthly Futures contract. It is the first CFTC regulated product of this kind. These options will offer new opportunities for trading and earning for traders from all over the world.Bakkt Bitcoin (USD) cash-settled futures are now available, as...

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Is Bitcoin Ready to Retest $8,000 as the Whole Market Is Green Today?

On Wednesday, Bitcoin jumped 9.92% from the day low of $7,080 to $7,775 during only 5 hours of the trade. However, at the end of the day, the price closed at $7,199. The Bitcoin price seems to be slowing down every time it meets resistance at $7,800 and cannot set a higher high above $8,000. Traders can see that the highest volume happened when the prices were $8,040 and $7,850. However, since prices started to drop as soon as they reached those heights, it can be presumed that the next bull...

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Bakkt CEO Kelly Loeffler to Briefly Serve in Congress

Kelly Loeffler – the CEO of Bakkt, the institutional crypto trading platform owned and governed by the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) – has been hired to take over a temporarily vacant Senate seat.Can Kelly Loeffler Push Crypto in Government?Many see this maneuver as a positive step and believe that perhaps crypto will now have a friend in the U.S. Congress. Bakkt was first announced in late 2018, but it took nearly a full year for the platform to get off the ground. After several months of...

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#765 Bafin Bitcoin Gesetz, EZB plant digitale Währung & Bakkt Chefin wird Senatorin

Hey Krypto Fans, willkommen zur Bitcoin-Informant Show Nr. 765. Heute sprechen wir über folgende Themen: Bafin zum neuen Bitcoin Gesetz, Bargeld ade – EZB plant digitale Währung & Bakkt Chefin Kelly Loeffler wird zur US-Senatorin ernannt 1.) BaFin zum neuen Bitcoin Gesetz: Unternehmen können bald Antrag stellenhttps://cryptomonday.de/bafin-zum-neuen-bitcoin-gesetz-unternehmen-koennen-bald-antrag-stellen/ 2.) Die EZB plant eine digitale Währung – Bargeld wird langsam...

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Bakkt CEO Kelly Loeffler Picked for U.S. Senate Seat

United States Governor from Georgia Brian Kemp on Wednesday officially appointed Bakkt CEO Kelly Loeffler to the U.S. Senate, where she will succeed current Senator Johnny Isakson.Some media already reported on Friday that Kemp was considering Loeffler and today it is confirmed that she will take office on January 1, 2020. Even though Isakson’s term ends in January 2023, Loeffler will have to run for election next year if she plans to serve past January 2021.Loeffler, a Republican, was...

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Governor Kemp Thinks Bakkt CEO Kelly Loeffler is a Promising Senate Member

U.S. Senator Johny Isakson was serving well at his position in United States Senate. However, health issues are chasing the old man: he decided to leave the job and enjoy life. The governor Brian Kemp has the power to elect a new member of the Senate to serve till the special elections. Many people approached him with pitches.President Trump Wanted His Brother in Arms to Acquire the SeatPresident Donald Trump suggested appointing Doug Collins at this position. He is a Republican who has been...

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Bitcoin-Hating Trump is Standing in the Way of Bakkt CEO Becoming U.S. Senator

Bakkt CEO wants to represent Georgia in the U.S. Senate. President Donald Trump has already signaled his preferred candidate and it’s not the CEO of the Bitcoin futures exchange. Bakkt has been growing from strength to strength in recent weeks. Kelly Loeffler, the CEO of bitcoin futures trading exchange Bakkt, is gunning to be appointed Georgia’s new U.S. Senator by the state’s governor. The only problem: President Trump has other ideas. According to the Atlanta...

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