Bakkt Begins Testing Bitcoin Futures

Bakkt has begun testing its physically delivered Bitcoin futures, as experts predict a full launch this quarter. Bakkt, the long-awaited Bitcoin (BTC) futures platform from the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE), has begun testing the delivery of BTC futures, according to an official tweet on July 22. Per the tweet, user acceptance testing for Bitcoin daily and […]

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CoinMarketCap Pushes Exchanges to Transparency: Sign of Mature Market?

CoinMarketCap and major crypto exchanges are pushing to improve liquidity, strengthening the long-term growth trend of the sector. In May, crypto market data provider CoinMarketCap requested all exchanges in the global exchange market disclose accurate data in a move to improve transparency of the information displayed on the platform. CoinMarketCap declared an ultimatum to all […]

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From Clean Water Supply to Rebuilding Notre Dame: Crypto and Blockchain in Charity

Digital money has been gradually transforming the world’s charity landscape, involving governments and traditional nonprofits. The technology that underpins cryptocurrencies has been gradually entering the charity sector, purportedly providing more transparency and trust to the industry — especially given a decrease in people’s trust in charity organizations, where the public is increasingly concerned about how […]

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Bakkt Names Launch Date for Bitcoin Futures Testing

Executives compared the launch to the 1969 moon landing after Bakkt faced multiple delays due to compliance issues. Institutional cryptocurrency platform Bakkt will begin testing its first product, physically-delivered bitcoin (BTC) futures on July 22, the company announced in a blog post on June 13. Bakkt, which has seen multiple delays over regulatory compliance since […]

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Crypto Custodians Foresee Growth in Partnerships with Traditional Custodians

Onchain Custodian CEO predicts more collaboration between traditional and crypto custodians; fellow panelists agree. Alexandre Kech, CEO of Onchain Custodian, predicted that collaboration between crypto and traditional custodians will grow.  Kech’s remarks came during a panel called “Custody: The New Global Competitive Landscape,” part of Consensus 2019 on May 14. Kech observed that crypto custodians […]

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Payments Startup Uphold to Use Ledger Vault

American payments startup Uphold has announced that it will use Ledger Vault to add more security to its platform. French crypto hardware firm Ledger will provide its technology to American payments startup Uphold to improve security, according to a press release shared with Cointelegraph on May 13. Formerly known as Bitreserve, Uphold will reportedly incorporate […]

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