Regulated infrastructure for bitcoin markets and custody

Bakkt, ICE Futures U.S. and ICE Clear US are bringing federally regulated price discovery to bitcoin markets. Fueled by the same technology and expertise that powers ICE’s global markets, the Bakkt Bitcoin Daily and Monthly Futures contracts enable physical delivery through secure, regulated custody.

Bakkt is setting the standard for institutional crypto markets:

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The first end-to-end regulated digital asset ecosystem for institutions

  • Meets the highest compliance, surveillance and regulatory standards for digital asset markets
  • ICE Futures U.S. and ICE Clear US are accessible by qualified market participants in the U.S. and internationally
  • Customers’ bitcoin will be stored in the Bakkt Warehouse, which is operated by a limited purpose trust company regulated by the New York State Department of Financial Services (NYDFS), that will serve as a qualified custodian
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Designed for institutional market participants

  • Simplified, professional trading access to IFUS via WebICE, ISVs, and API connection
  • Bank-level AML/KYC policies, paired with extensive blockchain surveillance
  • Bakkt will undergo regular financial, security and operational control audits, including SOC certifications
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Best-in-class market integrity and asset security

  • Strict operating procedures to direct the safekeeping and storage of customers’ digital assets
  • Bakkt’s cold and warm wallets are covered by a $125,000,000 insurance policy from a leading global syndicate
  • $35,000,000 “skin in the game” contribution to the ICE Clear US guarantee fund, specifically for bitcoin-related losses in the risk waterfall

Bakkt Bitcoin (USD) Daily and Monthly Futures

Contract Details

  • Listed on ICE Futures U.S. and cleared by ICE Clear US
  • Settlement price does not rely on any unregulated spot crypto markets
  • Margined daily and monthly contracts with ability to go to physical delivery
  • Delivers to the Bakkt Warehouse, which is operated a limited purpose trust company regulated by the NYDFS, that will serve as a qualified custodian
  • Available on ISVs and WebICE