The expected launch of the cryptocurrency platform Bakkt focused on large investors, will take place on December 12 this year. This is reported by The Block, citing informed sources.
Also, the material states that the investment bank Goldman Sachs does not plan to create custodial cryptocurrency solutions based on the Bakkt infrastructure. At the same time, the bank is considering the possibility of trading futures on a new platform.
In a recent Fortune interview with Bakkt, Kelly Loeffler said that the cryptocurrency market is on the verge of a revolution comparable in size to the one that occurred on the energy market in the early 2000s.
“The digital market is fragmented like the energy market in the early 2000s. ICE was the pioneer attracting more and more institutions to trade energy, which is what created today’s liquid market,” she says. “We’re about to see a revolution on the same scale in cryptocurrencies.”
Bakkt is a cryptocurrency unit of the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE), which is the operator of the New York Stock Exchange. Giants such as Microsoft and Starbucks are taking part in creating a new project positioned as an “ecosystem for digital assets”.
The new platform will offer deliverable bitcoin futures to the market (unlike the settlement contracts for CBOE and CME, these are based on the underlying asset). The platform will support multiple fiat currencies.
Recall recently it became known that the former director of Coinbase, Adam White, will become the operating director of Bakkt.