A latest Bitcoin [BTC] scam web-site representing digital assets platform ‘Bakkt’ has appeared on the web, with its ‘domain‘ “bakktplatform.io” ‘registered‘ on 31st Jan. The scam Bakkt web-site claims that the launch of the platform is expected on 12th March, additionally providing investors an opportunity to participate in another funding round, thereby accepting ‘investments’ in Bitcoin’s [BTC].
Citing official information from the original Bakkt ‘web-blog‘, the scam web-site mentions that the arriving digital asset platform had raised around $182.5 Mln within the end of 2018, and proclaimed a second investment spherical for “all interested investors who believe in the long run of the crypto market.”
The new funding spherical, allegedly closing on 25th Feb., simply need a name and email address for investing, solely in Bitcoin’s [BTC], providing a Bitcoin [BTC] digital wallet address for “investment.”
The new scam clearly seems to have failed, with the Bitcoin [BTC] address querying for investments accounting for zero transactions as at the reporting time.
Announced ‘earlier‘ in August last year, by the ICE [Intercontinental Exchange]- that operates 23 leading international exchanges together with the NYSE [New York Stock Exchange] – Bakkt antecedently ‘targeted‘ a launch in late Jan. 2019.
As reported by ICE in Dec. last year, the corporate was planning to offer an updated launch timeline in early 2019, but has not however done so.
Earlier in Jan. this year, Bakkt proclaimed their 1st acquisition of several assets in futures commission merchant Rosenthal Collins Group, noting that they were slowing down operations amid the then-ongoing United States govt. shut-down, that might have caused a delay in gaining approval from regulators.
However at the reporting time, the luke Bakkt web-site is mentioned within the warning list of MetaMask, a web extension for the Ethereum [ETH] network. Presently, the homepage of the web-site offers a download of an ‘.exe’ app that claims to be a free trial permitting a “single point of access” to all futures markets of ICE [Intercontinental Exchange’s].
However, at the press time, Bakkt has not revealed any additional comments concerning this illicit scam scheme.