The investment round was attended by 12 major players in the venture capital market.
Cryptopleura Bakkt reported closing the first round of financing, during which she managed to raise $182,5 million In an investment round involved 12 major players in the venture capital market, including the developer platform – the operator of the new York stock Exchange Intercontinental Exchange (ICE), informs Rus.Media.
Besides, the platform has invested Galaxy Digital, Boston Consulting Group, CMT Digital, the venture arm of Microsoft, Goldfinch Partners, Alan Howard, Horizons Ventures, and other investors and partners of the platform.
According to the head Bakkt Kelly Löffler, the team continues to develop the infrastructure for trading digital currencies focused on institutional traders. However, the approximate timing of the launch platform is not included in the message. According to recent reports, the ICE may delay the opening of Bakkt assigned at the beginning of this year. When the CFTC will make a decision on the application will depend on the process of regulatory review, added Leffler.
The chair of the platform has noticed that last year was the most active for cryptomelane industry for all time of its existence. In confirmation of this it noted the growth of investment in the blockchain, and virtual currency, as well as increasing the daily volume btton transactions.
About creating a new platform Bakkt became known in the end of last summer. Trading platform will help to ensure the cryptocurrency greater liquidity, reliability and availability in line with innovative trends. Later, representatives of the ICE reported that Bakkt will ensure that transactions with bitcoin futures, however, customer will not be available for margin trading cryptocurrencies.