From the new report, it seems that there is substantial equity held by Starbucks – the biggest coffee and snack provider globally – in the forthcoming cryptocurrency platform Bakkt. The company has earned its shares as part of a jointly constructive agreement. Starbucks’ partnership with Bakkt was initially revealed in August 2018. It is aimed at enabling bitcoin payments.
Fresh from accomplishing its maiden funding round, Bakkt declared its first acquisition on January 14. The daughter firm of the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) is also considering the feasibility of expanding beyond the U.S. market.
Bakkt, the Intercontinental Exchange’s (ICE) forthcoming cryptoasset trading platform, has embossed around $182.5 million from several investors. The money will be used in creating and developing the institutional-grade regulated cryptoasset exchange, warehousing and clearing services for storage and physical delivery. The firm now hopes to give an updated timeline on rolling out Bitcoin (BTC) day-to-day futures contracts early this year.