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The launch of the Bakkt cryptocurrency platform is postponed to January 24, 2019



Head of the cryptocurrency platform Bakkt Kelly Lefler (Kelly Loeffler) called the new launch date: January 24, 2019.

According to Lefler, by this point all the necessary permits are expected from regulators and the first customers and clearing companies will be provided assistance in connecting to the system. These measures should allow Bakkt to start trading Bakkt Bitcoin futures bitcoin contracts (USD) on the first day of operation.

Lefler calls the level of cooperation of the New York Stock Exchange, which stands behind Bakkt, customers and regulators unprecedented. However, she emphasizes that the launch of a new product is accompanied by new processes, risks and trials, which in the case of a new class of assets, which are cryptocurrencies , requires additional efforts and time to launch.

Recall that last month the launch of the platform was scheduled for December 12th . Each US dollar payment futures contract involves the delivery of one bitcoin from Bakkt’s digital asset store in ICE Clear US, which will also provide product clearing.