Intercontinental Exchange’s (ICE) Bakkt platform has traded 71 Bitcoin (BTC) futures contracts in the first 24 hours following its launch on Sept. 22.
According to ICE historical data on Bakkt’s Bitcoin/USD futures contract trading, the platform has traded 71 BTC at press time, with the last recorded trading price settling at $9,875 per Bitcoin.
In an analysis for Cointelegraph earlier today, Rakesh Upadhyay wrote that the lukewarm reception to the Bakkt launch is likely due to the fact that the currency’s price has been range-bound recently, so institutional traders are in no hurry to initiate positions.
Initial margin limits for Bakkt’s futures trading
A few days prior to the platform’s launch, ICE determined tentative margin requirements for the contracts. The initial hedge requirement for daily and monthly futures contracts is $3,900, while the speculative initial requirement for both contracts is $4,290.
The inter-month add-ons for the monthly and daily futures contracts are between $400 and $1,000 for the hedge rate and between $440 and $1,100 for the speculative rate.