Despite all the issues around trust we see now, in many ways CEXs advantage was that they made the buying and selling of crypto extremely easy. I know you guys are not directly involved so much in DeFi perhaps, but do you see DeFi as a success story of crypto? It’s maybe shown that crypto-led financial innovation works, but it has weak points such as who’s doing the custody for some of these coins. For example, we have built license deals with 50 states, but when we see more regs coming out from federal agencies, that will be welcome.
When I think about what we’re doing at Bakkt what our peers in this space are doing, what all of you in this room are doing. I think about the headlines today, will digital assets survive? If you look at the price discovery process, I think that’s what we’re really focused on. The price is being expressed, but there’s a lot of missing infrastructure and use cases. And that’s what we’re doing at Bakkt to kind of backfill for this asset class that’s grown so quickly.
The combination stock and cash deal closed on November 13, 2013 for approximately $11 billion. “This is a game-changing transaction,” Sprecher said at the time, as the deal provided ICE with new asset classes in stocks, equity options and additional European financial futures. The acquisition pushed ICE’s market cap valuation to about $23 billion. With US, Canadian and European exchanges and clearinghouses intact, ICE set its sights on its largest acquisition. In 2001, ICE made one of its earliest and arguably most significant acquisitions, the London-based International Petroleum Exchange, or IPE.
ICE shut down the former IPE trading floors and switched trading over to an all electronic trading platform in 2005, making it the first fully electronic energy exchange in the world. On August 3, 2018, ICE announced plans for a new company called Bakkt, which was working with BGC, Microsoft, Starbucks and others to build a platform for consumers to buy, sell, store and spend digital assets on a global network. It’s initial use case is focused on trading and conversion of bitcoin against fiat currencies. ICE, for its part, plans to offer a 1-day physically delivered Bitcoin contract and physical warehousing in November 2018. It also plans to create a separate guarantee fund, funded by Bakkt. ICE looked to further diversify after the NYSE Euronext deal with a series of strategic investments, particularly in data services and technology, power and energy markets as well as in exchanges and clearing houses in Europe and Asia.
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ICE is partnered with several oil firms including BP, Total, Inpex, Vitol, Shell, Petrochina, Korea’s GS Caltex, Japan’s JXTG and Thailand’s PTT. On July 23, 2018, the company completed the purchase of TMC Bonds LLC, a fixed income market that offers cash treasury, municipal, corporate, agency bonds and certificates of deposit, for $685 million in cash. ICE continued its consolidation of smaller US equity markets with the acquisition of the Chicago Stock Exchange for an undisclosed amount in July 2018. The plan was to move the exchange onto the NYSE Pillar trading technology. In the exchange and clearing space, ICE made three key acquisitions from 2013 to 2016, helping the company expand in European energies and clearing, as well as launching its first exchange in Asia. As part of the plan, ICE spun off Euronext in an initial public announced on June 19, 2014, with the stock trading the next day.
This means that investors will have the ability to hedge their long bets on Bitcoin. This will potentially generate giant trading volume by institutions, which will smooth out the volatility that Bitcoin is famous for. On August 3rd, the Intercontinental Exchange announced its plans to form a new company, Bakkt. I/we have no positions in any stocks mentioned, and no plans to initiate any positions within the next 72 hours. Given my positive opinion of ICE’s strategic vision, my bias on ICE is BULLISH at its current price level. According to a 2020 market research report by Mordor Intelligence, the market for loyalty management will reach $3.23 billion in 2019 and is expected to reach $11.4 billion by 2025.
Many of its interest rate futures were acquired in the 2013 purchase of NYSE Euronext, which included the London-based derivatives market then known as NYSE Liffe. Those well-traded products, such as the three-month short sterling futures, EURIBOR futures and Long Gilt Futures, were some of the benchmark contracts that were moved over to ICE Futures Europe. In late 2017 and into 2018, ICE pushed further into the fixed income space with three acquisitions. The first, closed in October 2017, was the acquisition of the Bank of America Merrill Lynch Global Research Index platform, which features more than 5,000 fixed income indices with nearly $1 trillion of investments benchmarked to them.
And after all that time on the drawing board, there’s huge anticipation for what will happen when the warehouse opens for business. Let’s join the conversation in progress at Consensus Invest. The title of Jeff and Kelly’s keynote appearance was institutionalizing crypto, Bakkt and the race to win Wall Street.
Nevertheless, the importance of understanding how to stay safe in cryptoremains. FDAS and Bakkt are backed by two hugely successful, traditional financial companies. Despite their different approaches, they have a number of commonalities that should fuel growth in the cryptocurrency markets. The Bakkt Bitcoin Daily Futures Contract is a physically-settled daily futures contract for bitcoin held in Bakkt Warehouse.
Institutional investors and hedge funds enter markets for profit, conveying confidence in the future of the crypto market. This is a bullish sign, particularly as we appear to be near the end of a bear market. With the deal, ICE is acquiring the necessary technologies for its Bakkt subsidiary to provide compelling offerings of digital asset capabilities in anticipation of increased demand by younger demographics. And when you say people here quite specifically, I think with targeting institutions, this is the holy grail for some people in this space, at least. Others who don’t want to have the institutions coming anywhere near this, but ultimately this is the game.
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Bakkt is providing market level infrastructure that gets integrated into our partners environment so that consumers can interact with this crypto economy through their brands and through the outlets that they know and trust. I mean, it’s the market is facing a lot of problems, but it is due to a failure of controls and inappropriate risks, not of the technology. We set up our company with the guiding principles of compliance measures, controls, and rigorous risk management firmly in place. We want to make sure that we see that end to end regulatory clarity coming forward.
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Superderivatives which was acquired by ICE in October 2014, provides cloud-based market data and derivatives trading analytics on financial and commodity markets. The company offers live market data in real-time or as an end-of-day set of market rates. Its valuation services run on a technology platform so users can do full pricing analysis. NYSE Data Services provides real-time market information such as price, transaction and order book data on all contracts traded on the NYSE’s cash and derivatives markets. Data is distributed to data vendors, financial institutions and service providers. It runs on the ICE Secured Financial Transaction Infrastructure of SFTI, a network that connects to more than 120 global markets including NYSE and ICE, plus alternative trading systems, clearing and settlement facilities and market data providers.
That provided ICE with an entry into the futures exchange space with European energy futures. ICE shut down the IPE’s trading floor and migrated all of the trading onto its electronic trading platform by 2005, making it the first fully electronic energy futures exchange. BAKKT, the Intercontinental Exchange Bitcoin vehicle that has been lauded as the catalyst for the next crypto bull market, will go live December 12th, ICE have announced.
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And if you look at the flows in Bitcoin, it’s over half of the market cap and over half the flows, I think what we talk about a lot is where does it go? What are the tools that we can bring to the market to drive, not just participation in the market, but utilization. You’ve been listening to the first part of MIT Media Labs, Michael Casey, in conversation with Kelly Loeffler of Bakkt and Jeff Sprecher of Intercontinental Exchange recorded live on stage at the Consensus Invest conference in New York City. More of Michael’s conversation with Kelly and Jeff right after this.
That’s an attitude, it’s a skill that can be learned actually. And we just saw that they had that and their performance since then has demonstrated it. So I don’t know which fork down the river they’re going to choose.
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That’s separated from areas such as trade executions so that we have no conflicts of interests between those functions. It is this provenance that stands Bakkt in very high regard against the background of the collapse of FTX and the continuing revelations about the absence of basic controls and systems deployed in the running of the now collapsed crypto exchange. Join thousands of traders who make more informed decisions with our premium features. Real-time quotes, advanced visualizations, backtesting, and much more.
For context, Fidelity controls around 7 trillion USD worth of customer assets. Fidelity is a financial investment company that is going to launch a cryptocurrency execution and custody service. However, I’m more bullish on its recent moves into the digital asset space with Bakkt. While these may not move the needle in the very short term, ICE management is laying the necessary groundwork for a transition to digital assets, especially with the Millennial generation and beyond. And then the multiplication effect came up with that price.