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Institutional Investors Expected to Fuel Growth in Crypto Trading

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Bakkt Announces Increase in Institutional Investors in Cryptocurrency Trading Market

The cryptocurrency trading market is set to see a significant shift as institutional investors take on a larger role, according to Bakkt’s latest quarterly results. The company, known for providing custody, trading, and onramp capabilities for the crypto economy, revealed that the mainstream adoption of crypto has been boosted by the Securities and Exchange Commission’s approval of bitcoin exchange-traded funds (ETFs).

During the first quarter ending March 31, crypto trading volume surged by 324% compared to the previous quarter, driven by robust client trading activity. Bakkt’s President and CEO, Andy Main, highlighted the positive market trends and increased demand environment, with higher coin prices and retail trading volume.

In response to the growing interest from institutional investors, Bakkt is developing a specialized crypto trading platform called BakktX. This platform will offer a foreign exchange-style electronic communication network (ECN) designed to meet the needs of institutions, providing high performance, low latency, and low cost trading options.

Main emphasized the importance of this new trading technology in strengthening existing relationships and attracting new clients who demand top-notch infrastructure. Bakkt’s strategic focus for the future includes expanding products and solutions with BakktX, broadening its client network, and improving cost structures through 2024.

Despite recent restructuring efforts that led to a 20% reduction in headcount, Bakkt remains committed to achieving profitability and reallocating investments towards growth areas. The company anticipates significant cash savings in the coming years as it navigates through these changes.

Overall, Bakkt’s initiatives reflect a growing trend towards institutional involvement in the cryptocurrency market, signaling a new era of opportunities and advancements in the industry.

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