NASDAQ Set to Launch Bitcoin Futures Despite Bear Market

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In the traditional stock exchange market, NASDAQ needs no introduction. Launched in 1971, National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations (NASDAQ) is the world’s second-largest stock exchange by MCAP. Obviously, it is a dealer market that has been active in the industry for nearly half a century, attracting the biggest names in the world. For … Continue reading “NASDAQ Set to Launch Bitcoin Futures Despite Bear Market”

What is Bakkt’s “Phase 2” All About?

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Early last week, Bittpress reported that the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE)’s institutional platform, Bakkt, will launch in 2019. Despite the plan to extend its launch date, ICE is not reneging on the contract it has with other parties. Recently, ICE partnered with Software giant Microsoft and coffee chain Starbucks. According to the Daily Hodl, ICE will … Continue reading “What is Bakkt’s “Phase 2” All About?”

Should ICE Add XRP and TRON on Bakkt?

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Even though the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE)’s futures trading platform has yet to launch, it is increasingly taking over the headlines. Indeed, this didn’t appear as a surprise to cryptocurrency enthusiasts as the platform will herald the betting of institutional investors on the cryptocurrency space. Similarly, ICE is developing Bakkt to meet key investors’ needs, which … Continue reading “Should ICE Add XRP and TRON on Bakkt?”

Twitter Explodes on News of Bakkt Launch Delay

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It is no longer news that the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) will delay the launch of its crypto futures trading platform, Bakkt. Indeed, this news broke just a month before the much-anticipated launch in December. However, the firm has announced a new launch date of January 14th, 2019. However, this didn’t go down well with many … Continue reading “Twitter Explodes on News of Bakkt Launch Delay”

ICE’s Bakkt Delays Bitcoin (BTC) Futures Launch Date

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Contrary to expectation, Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) will no longer launch its Bitcoin (BTC) futures trading platform, Bakkt, next month. On its blog, ICE said that Bakkt, which it unveiled in August 2018, will now launch on January 24th, 2019. Explaining further, the press release disclosed that trading and warehouse operations will definitely start on the … Continue reading “ICE’s Bakkt Delays Bitcoin (BTC) Futures Launch Date”

Cryptocurrency Investors Hopeful as Bakkt Launch Nears

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The launch of crypto’s first physically-backed futures exchange Bakkt, approaches. As a bearish year comes to a close, many investors are hopeful that this big news will turn things around.  The platform already attracted various big names, and it is aiming to open the doors for commerce. Bakkt is the project of the Intercontinental Exchange … Continue reading “Cryptocurrency Investors Hopeful as Bakkt Launch Nears”

Brian Armstrong: How the Coinbase CEO Became a Billionaire

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Does the name Brian Armstrong ring a bell? Well, if you have heard of San Francisco-based cryptocurrency startup Coinbase, then you must have come across the name. In fact, the startup has been around for a couple of years now. But before we introduce Brian Armstrong, let’s bring the operation of the startup into context. … Continue reading “Brian Armstrong: How the Coinbase CEO Became a Billionaire”

NASDAQ Entry into the Cryptocurrency Space is Imminent

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The NASDAQ believes in the future of cryptocurrency. Therefore, the exchange is now considering plans to offer cryptocurrency security tokens. Furthermore, the plan is to build a cryptocurrency-enabled platform for companies to launch their security tokens.  Additionally, the NASDAQ is reportedly in talks with Symbiont, an institutional blockchain-based solution focusing on startups. NASDAQ Has Always … Continue reading “NASDAQ Entry into the Cryptocurrency Space is Imminent”

Four Reasons Cryptocurrency Really is Here to Stay

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It’s only a matter of time before we see broader cryptocurrency adoption.  Here are the Top 5 reasons why. Reason No. 1—Bakkt is Nearing The Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) has partnered with Microsoft, Starbucks and Boston Consulting Group to launch Bakkt, a new cryptocurrency exchange, for example.  The intention is to build an “open and regulated, … Continue reading “Four Reasons Cryptocurrency Really is Here to Stay”

Billionaire Calls Bottom in Cryptocurrencies

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Galaxy Digital CEO and billionaire, Michael Novogratz says cryptocurrency prices have bottomed. That’s music to the ears of traders that watched as Bitcoin and Ethereum crashed to earth. “I think we put in a low yesterday,” Novogratz said, as quoted by CNBC He also noted the Bloomberg Galaxy Crypto index, which measures the performance of … Continue reading “Billionaire Calls Bottom in Cryptocurrencies”