Bakkt hires new employees in anticipation of the launch of the platform


Eight vacancies were posted on the company’s website on Tuesday.

In anticipation of the hotly anticipated launch of the Bitcoin futures platform, Bakkt launched a campaign to hire new employees. Eight vacancies were posted on the company’s website on Tuesday. This writes CoinDesk.

18:11 – Jan 22, 2019
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Bakkt is looking for several experienced software developers, including blockchain specialists; Institutional Sales Manager with experience in North America or Asia; CFO, Director of Security and Director of Blockchain Engineering.

Recall Bakkt, behind which stands the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE), was supposed to start working on December 12, 2018, but the launch was postponed twice.

Initially, it was decided to postpone the deadlines to January 24, citing the need for “additional time for registering a client and a clearing participant”. Now the launch is delayed indefinitely, while the platform management is awaiting approval by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC).

Continuing in the US Shatdaun also contributed to the delay. The CFTC needs at least 30 days for public comment, plus it may take a long time to review the comments and decide at the end of this period. It is unclear how long it will take.

However, the Bakkt team did not sit idle, waiting for the green light from the financial regulator: earlier this month, it completed a round of financing, collecting $ 182.5 billion and acquired “certain assets” owned by Rosenthal Collins Group (RCG), an independent futures broker commissions.

As Bakkt CEO Kelly Loffler announced, announcing the purchase, the transaction will help improve risk management, AML, the “know your customer” (KYC) procedure, and financial transactions.

Today, the most famous employee of the company is Adam White, one of the oldest representatives of the largest American cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase, who joined Bakkt as a chief operating officer last year.

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