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Bakkt Details Date of Its Bitcoin Futures Contracts Testing

Bakkt, the Intercontinental Exchange’s (ICE) cryptocurrency-related venture, has recently revealed it’ll start testing the trading of its bitcoin futures contracts on July of this year, after the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing.

On a blog post, Bakkt’s chief operating officer Adam White likened Bakkt to the moon landing, noting the ICE’s chairman and CEO Jeff Sprecher claimed it was a “bit of a moonshot bet” in February of this year.

White added that bitcoin price discovery “requires diligent testing before launch,” and announced the date in which the platform will start testing its bitcoin futures contracts:

On July 22, two days after Apollo 11’s 50th anniversary, Bakkt will…

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