Archive: Bakkt

News Fix: The Two-Minute Drill Version

By Vin Narayanan on October 26, 2019

In the news this week: Adam Neumann gets a hefty severance package, Indian startups have a record year and the Senate finally starts thinking about marijuana research.
Summary The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has rejected yet another Bitwise bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF) proposal. This is exactly what we expected to happen. But this time, the SEC did something we didn’t expect: It actually gave constructive feedback in the form of a detailed 112-page response. Adam…
The SEC has yet again rejected a bitcoin ETF proposal. But it’s not all bad news.

Crypto Monitor: Bitcoin’s Price Dip Is Not a Reason to Sell

By Early Investing on September 27, 2019

Bitcoin and altcoins have had a rough week. And Bakkt’s crypto trading platform is off to a slow start. But there’s still plenty to look forward to.
Two things severely shook the crypto markets this week. But that doesn’t change bitcoin’s strong fundamentals.

Binance Launches Its U.S. Exchange

By Vin Narayanan on September 20, 2019

Binance has launched its U.S. exchange, which is great news for U.S. investors. VanEck and SolidX have less-than-great news... but the crypto world is chugging along regardless.
VanEck has bypassed SEC regulations with a new quasi-ETF offering, while Bakkt is one step closer to launching its bitcoin trading platform.

News Fix: FDA Warns Curaleaf About Health Claims

By Vin Narayanan on July 27, 2019

In the news this week, the FDA sends Curaleaf a warning letter, Toyota invests in Didi and Steven Mnuchin is still salty about bitcoin.
Bakkt is a week away from testing its bitcoin futures contracts. And it’s clear the service will be launching very soon.

Bakkt Heads to New York to Appease the CFTC

By Andy Gordon on April 19, 2019

Editor’s Note: Adam Sharp is away on vacation this week (though he’ll undoubtedly still check CoinMarketCap every day). So Andy Gordon is filling in. Dear Member, When Bakkt gets its government approval, it will mark a turning point for the crypto community. And, yes – I said when, not if.

Crypto Monitor: Altcoins Ramp Up, Bakkt Faces Delays

By Early Investing on March 29, 2019

This week, altcoins are getting a boost, Bakkt is getting delayed and CNBC is getting it wrong.

Market Volatility Could Bring Cheaper Startup Deals

By Andy Gordon on January 28, 2019

The U.S. government shutdown’s impact on startups hasn’t been as bad as you may think.
In this week’s News Fix, startup founders question the venture capital model, Rhode Island experiences FOMO and ethereum classic gets some relief after a 51% attack.
In this week’s Crypto Monitor, Adam Sharp and Vin Narayanan discuss bitcoin whales, Bakkt’s progress, Russian rumors and more.
In the first Mailbag of 2019, the Early Investing team tackles CFTC delays and fears over bitcoin copies.

Crypto Monitor: No Tears for Bitmain

By Allison Brickell on January 4, 2019

We’re diving into 2019 with a look at Bakkt's huge funding round, Bitmain's struggles and bitcoin's yearly prices.