It looks like all delays are well and truly in the past, with testing everything but complete. Bakkt once again took to Twitter to confirm the launch date and let traders know that deposits are now being taken in preparation for launch.
Today our Warehouse opens for customer bitcoin deposits and withdrawals as we prepare for the Bakkt Bitcoin Daily & Monthly Futures, launching September 23
The availability of physical delivery brings more flexibility in managing bitcoin exposure
— Bakkt (@Bakkt) September 6, 2019
The journey to launch has not been without obstacles, with multiple delays and many wondering if the Bitcoin-backed Futures platform would ever even see the light of day. But following a series of low-key announcements, the platform is now very much on the home straight with launch just a few weeks away.
With Bianance also launching their Futures very soon, Bakkt will be eager to be the first service to have the option of Bitcoin Futures trading. However, as we have seen, there is no guarantee that they will stay there for long.