Bitcoin 

Bakkt Rolls Out ‘Critical’ Bitcoin Custody After NY Gives Green Light

Institutional Bitcoin (BTC) trading platform Bakkt has announced it has launched its custody feature for its entire client base following regulatory approval. Bakkt: custody is “critical link” in BTC adoption In a blog post on Nov. 11, Bakkt said it had received the go-ahead from the New York Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) to offer custody services to any institution. Previously, the option was only available for those trading its Bitcoin futures. Commenting on the release, Bakkt described the custody tool as “the critical link in the institutional adoption of…

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Cryptocurrency 

Bakkt to Launch in Q3, Pending NY Financial Department Approval

Bakkt, a Bitcoin (BTC) futures platform still in development, is purportedly closing in on a Q3 launch date. An anonymous source close to the company reportedly shared this information with blockchain and crypto news publication The Block, according to a report on July 26. However, The Block says it has received a copy of a slide-deck indicating that Bakkt still needs the New York Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) to approve its warehousing service — the company’s proposed cold storage solution for safely storing private keys. According to the report,…

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Cryptocurrency 

Bitcoin Reclaims $13,000 as NY Fed Says Recession Risk Highest Since 2008

Bitcoin (BTC) hit $13,000 again on June 10 as the 2019 bull market delivered fresh reasons to celebrate for traders and HODLers.  Market visualization courtesy of Coin360 Data from Coin360 showed BTC/USD hitting $13,130 in early trading Wednesday, the pair reclaiming almost $1,000 in 24 hours.  The past days have surprised markets, with analysts previously warning a major correction should set in after bitcoin closed below $11,450.  Bitcoin 7-day price chart. Source: Coin360 Now, sentiment is trending to the upside, with regular commentator Josh Rager eyeing July’s monthly close as…

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