- Bakkt announced Monday a massive fundraising round of $182.5M
- The firm has also been quietly staffing up
Intercontinental Exchange’s Bakkt made big headlines when it announced in August that it would gatecrash the cryptocurrency world with a platform to trade bitcoin futures.
But little has materialized for the firm in 2018. The bitcoin futures platform was originally planned for December 12, but the start date was pushed back to 2019.