ne year ago, we announced our ambitious vision to bring institutional infrastructure to digital assets with an end-to-end regulated marketplace. That vision will be realized on September 23 when Bakkt launches custody and physically-delivered daily and monthly bitcoin futures contracts in partnership with ICE Futures U.S. and ICE Clear US.
Our contracts have already received the green light from the CFTC through the self-certification process and user acceptance testing has begun. With approval by the New York State Department of Financial Services to create Bakkt Trust Company, a qualified custodian, the Bakkt Warehouse will custody bitcoin for physically delivered futures. This offers customers unprecedented regulatory clarity and security alongside a regulated, globally accessible exchange in a market underserved by institutional-grade infrastructure.
In recent weeks, we hosted events in New York and Chicago where we gathered roughly 150 customers, regulators, and market participants to advance the dialogue in our industry, including a fireside chat with CFTC Commissioner Dawn Stump. In Chicago, we had a conversation on the regulation of digital assets with SEC Commissioner Hester Peirce, and we invite you to listen in.
more at https://www.bakkt.com/index