Bakkt, an open cryptocurrency platform owned by the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), in a recent Twitter post on Tuesday, Jan. 22nd 2019, announced that the platform is currently hiring executives at higher-ups and senior level positions.
The Bakkt platform owned by NYSE, which in turn is operated by Intercontinental Exchange (ICE), recently on its career page published 8 open vacancies at the company, namely: Director of Blockchain Engineering (Atlanta, New York); Blockchain Developer (Atlanta, New York, San Francisco, London, Tel Aviv, Singapore); Director of Security Engineering (Atlanta); Senior Full Stack Engineer (Atlanta); Mobile Developer (Atlanta); Software Development Engineer in Test (Atlanta); Director of Finance (Atlanta, New York); and Institutional Sales (New York, Hong Kong, Singapore, Tokyo).
Last year on Monday, Dec. 31st, 2018, ICE published a statement, stating that on consultation with the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), the company expects to launch Bakkt Bitcoin (USD) Daily Futures Contract for trading, clearing, and warehousing, in early 2019. On the same day, the platform reportedly raised $182.5 million in its first funding round which comprised 12 partners and investors. And prior to this in Nov. 2018, Mike Novogratz, a former partner at Goldman Sachs and founder of crypto investment firm Galaxy Digital, cited that with the launch of Bakkt digital asset cryptocurrency markets will see a major tectonic shift change, transitioning from investing in cryptocurrency funds to investing in cryptocurrencies proper.