The launch of cryptocurrency platform Bakkt, product the parent company the new York stock exchange Intercontinental Exchange (ICE), was originally scheduled for December 12, but later the launch was postponed on 24 January 2019. Now run Bakkt again unable to move, due to the delay controllers.
ICE still didn’t get enough permits from regulators, including the Commission on commodity futures trading (CFTC) and, therefore, launch date Bakkt it is migrated again.
According to the publication CoinDesk, citing its own sources, on Friday ICE was sent to the Commission an application for the launch of the platform. Now authorized persons will vote on approval or rejection of the application.
The Commission should provide Bakkt the right to use their own infrastructure to store bitcoin-assets users. Prior to this, the CFTC has always demanded that assets were kept in banks, trust companies and other specialized organizations.
CFTC officials have considered the request Bakkt grant of exclusive right to store custom assets. Now the Commission will vote to the proposal was allowed to stage public comment, which will last 30 days. Then another few days the controller will prepare for the publication of the official review, and then the participants will be able to vote. At the same time today and tomorrow in the US, holidays in connection with Christmas. Therefore, if the Commission does not want to work in the day, the actual consideration of the application will begin no earlier than Wednesday, December 26. From that day and starts a 30-day period of the study application.
According to CEO Jeffrey Sprecher (Jeffrey Sprecher), the collapse of bitcoin, which occurred in November, can’t move the launch date for the cryptocurrency platform.