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NYSE-Backed Bitcoin Exchange Snags PayPal & Google Veteran

The first quarter has come and gone, and there’s still no Bakkt. Nonetheless, the regulated exchange for bitcoin futures contracts, whose backers include NYSE-owned Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) and Microsoft, is boldly building out its team. Most recently, they’ve added PayPal and Google alum Mike Blandina as the chief product officer to round out the C-suite. Problem is, there’s no bitcoin futures product to speak of. Nonetheless, it’s another sign of legacy tech talent leaping into the emerging crypto space. In this case, Blandina is also making a leap of faith considering that the bitcoin futures exchange has yet to physically


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