The CEO of ICE announced that the firm's digital asset platform which was expected to launch at the end of 2018, will now be expecting a launch later in 2019. He described the crypto platform as a "moonshot bet" for ICE.
Bakkt was announced in August 2018 by ICE and was set to launch in early 2019. However, the date was postponed due to ongoing deliberations with the United States Commodity Futures and Trading Commission. ICE had on 9 February announced the finalization of its acquisition of assets in futures commission merchant Rosenthal Collins Group.