The cryptocurrency platform formed by the operator of the New York Stock Exchange, Bakkt declared that they are hiring for a number of high-up positions in a tweet Jan. 22.
The Intercontinental Exchange’s much-awaited cryptocurrency and digital asset platform published a listing of eight apparently new vacancies at the company. Majority of these positions are based in New York City and Atlanta. Some of the positions also have Tel Aviv, Hong Kong, Tokyo, London, San Francisco, and Singapore listed as presented locations.
As per the specifications of the page, the company is by and large trying to hire a number of developers, typically at the director and senior levels.
Specifically, Bakkt is looking to hire a blockchain developer, a director of blockchain engineering, a senior full stack engineer, a director of security engineering, a mobile developer and a software development engineer in test. Furthermore, the company is looking for at least one institutional sales member and a director of finance.
As several media houses reported in the month of December 2018, the InterContinental Exchange announced that it anticipates providing an updated launch timeline in early 2019 for the warehousing, trading, and clearing of its Bakkt Bitcoin (USD) Daily Futures Contracts.
In the same month, news came out that the platform had finished its first funding round, raising $182.5 million from 12 investors and partners.
Mike Novogratz, ex-Goldman Sachs partner and founder of cryptocurrency investment firm Galaxy Digital, cited Bakkt’s awaited launch as a potential catalyst for the cryptocurrency market’s next major price action, in November.