In a series of tweets made on Jan 22, Bakkt, the crypto platform that was created by the people who run the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) announced that they had a few open vacancies within the company.
The platform aims to attract institutional money through its Bitcoin futures contracts. It was expected to start operating this month on however the launch has been pushed back following the ongoing government shutdown.
Government Shutdown Has Delayed Launch Of Bakkt
The platform initially planned to launch its Bitcoin futures contracts in November 2018. However, that date was pushed to Dec.12 and then Jan.24 2019.
Even though the platform has to wait until the shutdown is over before its launches, it seems it’s equipping itself well for when the time comes.
In a series of tweets the company announced on Tuesday it has eight new vacancies that are all based within Atlanta and New York. Some of the positions though have Tokyo, London, Hong Kong, Singapore, Tel Aviv and San Francisco listed as available locations.
According to the page, the platform seems to be in need of software developers with six of the positions seeking a developer mostly at the director and other senior levels. The other two vacancies include a director of finance and an institutional sales member.
The developers include a blockchain developer, a director of blockchain engineering, a mobile developer, a senior full stack engineer, a director of security engineering and a software development engineer in test.
The launch of Bakkt is expected to be positive for cryptocurrencies as it will make it easy for institutional investors to enter the market. According to Mike Novogratz, the entry could be a catalyst for the next price action.
In December it was revealed that Bakkt had managed to raise $182.5 million in the first round of funding from 12 investors and partners.