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Bakkt crypto change to debut on inventory markets via SPAC

01/11/2021

ICE’s Bakkt institutional change will launch on inventory markets at a potential $2.1 billion valuation.

The Intercontinental Trade, the proprietor the New York Inventory Trade and institutional cryptocurrency change Bakkt, introduced a deal that will see its crypto arm listed on the inventory markets.

As reported by the Wall Avenue Journal, Bakkt is about to merge with VPC Impression Acquisition Holdings, buying and selling underneath the ticker VIH. VPC is a so-called Particular Goal Acquisition Firm, or SPAC. It’s a shell firm whose solely function is to purchase or merge with one other firm and permit it to be listed on the inventory markets with out going via prolonged and costly technique of an preliminary public providing, or IPO.

Bakkt is anticipated to be valued at $2.1 billion after finishing the merger. The change can even increase a further $532 million to help the event of Bakkt App, a retail-centric pockets and rewards app.

Rumors of the acquisition surfaced earlier in January, as reported by Cointelegraph. Bakkt has seen an uptick in quantity this yr, posting a number of consecutive information. Nonetheless, it has a a lot smaller crypto market presence than its rival, CME.

The story continues to be growing.