ONE OF THE RICHEST PEOPLE IN THE WORLD HAS INVESTED IN THE CRYPTOCURRENCY PLATFORM BAKKT

Bakkt, platform for trading digital assets created by Intercontinental exchange (ICE), has completed its first round of funding on December 31, 2018 (the trading platform was able to raise over $ 180 million) and attracted the Hang Kong billionaire, philanthropist and 23rd person on the list of the richest people on the planet according to Forbes, Lee Kashin. Over the past decade, he has accumulated a diverse portfolio of technology startups, and his fortune is estimated at $29.6 billion.

This is not the first time when Kashin drew attention to the cryptocurrency sector. In 2013, Horizons invested in the BitPay bitcoin processing service, and in 2016-in the blockchain solutions provider Blockstream.

Recall, that earlier Bakkt postponed the launch of its platform. The first futures contracts Bakkt which will be repaid in the cryptocurrency, and not in cash, will be approved in the current month and the official start of trading will start on January 24th.

 

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