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Coinbase’s Adam White is joining Bakkt as its COO

Quick Take

  • Adam White, Coinbase’s fifth employee who built out its institutional exchange GDAX, is joining Bakkt, people familiar with the situation told The Block. 
  • Bakkt, the cryptocurrency trading platform run by ICE, the parent company of the New York Stock Exchange, is set to launch in November. 
  • White will serve as COO of the new venture. 

Adam White, Coinbase’s fifth employee and the person who led the development of its institutional-aimed businesses, is joining Bakkt, the cryptocurrency venture at ICE, the parent company of the New York Stock Exchange, people familiar with the hire tell The Block. 

Bloomberg News reported earlier this month that White was leaving Coinbase, the cryptocurrency exchange operator.