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Bakkt, the reference platform for bitcoin futures, has chosen its new CEO

By Roberto D. | CryptoFarm | 24 Dec 2019


With a press release issued a few hours ago Bakkt, the reference platform for bitcoin futures, communicated its choice on the company's new CEO; Mike Blandina, former CPO (product manager) of the platform will take on the role of CEO until now covered by Kelly Loeffler. The CEO has in fact abandoned the post, as we had already anticipated in an article of last December 1, after being appointed by the governor of Georgia (Brian Kamp) to replace Johnny Isakson in the United States Senate after the latter he had in turn communicated his intention to abandon his post following unspecified health problems. Blandina immediately appeared one of the main suspects to replace Loeffler, not only for the importance of the position he already held in the company, but also and perhaps above all for the previous experience gained in top-level companies such as Google and PayPal. Jeffrey Sprecher, ICE founder, president and CEO, introduced the new CEO stating that:

As CEO, Blandina will oversee Bakkt's strategic direction, products and payment markets, as well as oversee the company's regulatory and financial performance. His experience of more than 25 years in payment systems in engineering, strategy and operations will continue to be very useful to us

Over the years Blandina has had the opportunity to deal with credit, collection, prepaid cards, development of wales, E-commerce and construction of both open and closed circuit networks; it is therefore a profile with uncommon peculiarities, with a horizontal formation that touches different areas and sectors, as not many are around. Meanwhile Bakkt continues to grow and consolidate itself as a reference platform for large institutional investors, pending the creation of new ad hoc products dedicated to small investors, which should further encourage the growth of the project. At this point, the curiosity is great to see not only Blandina at work in his new role as CEO but also, and perhaps above all, to see if and possibly to what extent Loeffler's entry into the US Senate could represent a advantage for the US blockchain industry.

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Roberto D.
Roberto D.

Born, and still living, in Italy. Passionate about cryptocurrencies since I discovered ethereum in 2016 https://linktr.ee/robertod


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