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Japan megabank Nomura launches Bitcoin and crypto custody for institutional investors

Institutional investors are coming in hard and fast to the crypto market and, whether you like it or not, seem like they are here to stay. “Komainu” Japan’s top financial services and banking firm Nomura launched its much-awaited Bitcoin custody service for institutional investors this week, after over two years of development and clearing regulatory Read more…

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Kelly Loeffler Steps Down As Former PayPal Exec Becomes Bakkt’s New CEO

Bakkt, the Bitcoin Futures trading platform of the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE), has recently appointed a new CEO as Kelly Loeffler stepped down. The former CPO of the company, Mike Blandina, will take her role, and, at the same time, the former COO, Adam White, will serve as President. New CEO and President of Bakkt Bakkt Read more…

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Bitcoin Options: ICE Announces Completion of First Block Trade

The Intercontinental Exchange has just announced its first block trade of the newly offered Bakkt bitcoin monthly options contracts submitted to ICE Futures US. First Block Bitcoin Options Trade According to the announcement the Bakkt Bitcoin Options settle into the underlying BTC monthly futures contract two days prior to expiry. Galaxy Digital Trading and XBTO Read more…

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What Happened To Bitcoin’s Promised Influx Of Institutional Investors?

The next big bitcoin bull-run was supposed to be led by an incoming swathe of institutional money. Lured in by potential profits unheard of in traditional investment products, and reassured by trusted brands offering institutional-grade custodial solutions. So what happened? Patience Is A Virtue According to Bloomberg, the biggest investors are still on the sidelines biding their Read more…

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Bakkt Futures Traders Avoid Physical Bitcoin Delivery

The hope that Bakkt futures traders would seek out physical delivery settlement to become Bitcoin (BTC) holders may be unfounded. So far, futures traders prefer to roll over their contracts before expiration. Bakkt Traders Roll Over and Refuse BTC Delivery The Bakkt platform physical settlement BTC product arrived with the hopes of turning institutional and Read more…

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US Stock Markets to Have a Slow 2020, Will Investors Turn to Bitcoin and Crypto?

The US stock market rally in 2019 surprised skeptics, as indexes continued to surge despite underwhelming performance and setbacks for the FAANG stocks. But Wall Street pundits are predicting that 2020 will be sluggish. Will Bitcoin and crypto markets get all the attention then?  S&P 500 Expected to Deliver Single-Digit Returns 2020 may be the Read more…

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Wall Street Still Doesn’t Get What Bitcoin Might be Used For

Despite being one of the most discussed topics in the last few years, Wall Street still can’t figure out the utility of Bitcoin. Bitcoin Needs Greater Utility, Bakkt CEO Says Adam White, CEO of Bitcoin futures exchange operator Bakkt, said that “there needs to be greater utility” for Bitcoin. Nevertheless, it didn’t stop Bakkt, a Read more…

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Bakkt Boss is the Choice for Vacant Georgia Senate Seat

Endorsed by Gov. Brian Kemp, Kelly Loeffler, CEO of the Bakkt bitcoin futures exchange, will be offered a seat in the Georgia Senate next week. Bakkt Boss Takes Hot, Disputed Spot in Senate Loeffler will displace the previously offered candidate, U.S. Rep. Doug Collins, defying the expectations for appointing the long-serving congressman. Her appointment has Read more…