In what would be another addition in the list of unusual news this year, someone or some parties have been caught red-handed impersonating the exchange platform Bakkt. The act was uncovered after someone claiming to represent Bakkt sent emails to news agencies and appealed for funds.
In what seems to have been a coordinated attempt at outreach, the party, claiming to represent Bakkt, sent emails to several people and organizations in the cryptocurrency world last night. The email, sent by a Gmail address (a red flag already), stated:
The email also includes a link that redirects the user to a webpage, bakktplatform.io, supposedly the homepage for the endeavor. The page in question invites and solicits all investors to join the platform if they “believe in the future of the cryptocurrency market”. The platform seeks $50 million in what it claims to be the second round of Bakkt fundraising and asked investors to make contributions to the platform’s Bitcoin…
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