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Here’s how Bakkt and ErisX are different, according to their executives

by Frank Chaparro

March 18, 2019, 12:49PM EDT  ·  3 min read

Quick Take

  • ErisX and Bakkt both want to launch bitcoin futures
  • But the two firms are taking different approaches to the market, according to their executives
  • The firms are both waiting for the regulatory green light

by Frank Chaparro

March 18, 2019, 12:49PM EDT  ·  3 min read

Bakkt and ErisX are often mentioned in the same breath when folks opine on the institutionalization of crypto. 

The two firms are both looking to break into the bitcoin derivatives market with their own physically delivered bitcoin futures product, but there are some key differences between them. 

Those differences were on full display last week during an industry conference at which ErisX CEO Thomas Chippas and Bakkt COO Adam White shared the stage for a panel about the maturation of the digital asset market.