ICE to Spend Over $20M on Bakkt This Year

ICE CEO believes investing in Bakkt is quite an ambitious task for ICE since it is not a typical product for it
11 February 2019   176

Intercontinental Exchange (ICE), the parent company of the New York Stock Exchange, expects to invest in the development of the Bitcoin futures platform Bakkt up to $ 25 million before the end of the year, CoinDeskr eported.

In the course of the teleconference devoted to the results of the 4th quarter of 2018 last week, ICE Chief Financial Officer Scott Hill said that investments in Bakkt during this fiscal year will be from $ 20 million to $ 25 million.

CEO Jeff Spreker, in turn, said that investing in Bakkt is quite an ambitious task for ICE, since it is not a typical product for it. Nevertheless, he noted, Bakkt was able to attract such large organizations as the venture capital fund Microsoft and Starbucks.

At the same time, Spreker found it difficult to name the exact launch date of Bakkt. Recall, it was originally expected that the platform will begin work on January 24, but these dates were postponed. Bakkt intends to offer bitcoin futures with a physical asset suppl

Poloniex to Suspend Operations for Few Hours

Representatives of the exchange say users' funds will be completely safe during maintenance
21 February 2019   86

The cryptocurrency exchange Poloniex has announced maintenance, which will begin on February 22 at 22 UTC. The trading platform will be unavailable for several hours.

Representatives of the exchange claim that the users' funds will be completely safe. Technical work associated with the modernization and transition "to the best data centers, which will increase the reliability of the platform and increase uptime."

Also in Poloniex noted that the trade orders of users will not be canceled.

Recall, recently Poloniex has added to the listing of privacy-oriented cryptocurrency Grin.