Adam White, the former employee of US-based Coinbase platform, rumored to join Bakkt exchange, as reported the media citing sources close to the situation.
The Bakkt is the project of Intercontinental Exchange (ICE), New York Stock Exchange operator, announced the new trading platform back in August, while the startup is slated for this November. The Bakkt has got support from such market giants as Microsoft and Starbucks. As the company commented earlier, the project is believed to become "an open regulated ecosystem of digital assets, using the cloud service of Microsoft."
Adam White was reported to leave Coinbase office in early October, while the new COO of the exchange will be Jonathan Kellner, ex-CEO of Instinet. White was the fifth employee in Coinbase.
Bakkt stated in late September that the first products would be physically delivered Bitcoin futures contracts, with the support of three fiats (US dollar, euro and sterling). Bakkt CEO noted recently, that they planned to promote the exchange and lure users via ICE's regulated futures market infrastructure powered by new products in this segment. Thus, the company is waiting for the corresponding approval from the US authorities.