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Bakkt brings on Google payments expert as it builds its consumer app for spending cryptocurrency

by Frank Chaparro

June 20, 2019, 2:44PM EDT  ·  2 min read

Quick Take

  • Bakkt hired a former Google payments veteran to help broaden its brand and assist with the roll-out of a new app
  • Bakkt Pay could be released in the next couple of months

by Frank Chaparro

June 20, 2019, 2:44PM EDT  ·  2 min read

Bakkt has brought on a former Google consultant as it inches closer to releasing a product.

Chris Petersen, formerly a payments product strategist, joined cryptocurrency venture Bakkt earlier this month as the firm works on rolling-out a mobile application for a digital asset wallet, dubbed Bakkt Pay, according to a person familiar with the situation.