A new Bitcoin scamming website which painted itself as a representative of the digital asset platform Bakkt recently appeared on the net, with its domain name registered at Bakktplatform.io.
This false bakkt website has gone off to claim that this launching for the platform will take place sometime during March 12th, by also offering investors a chance to participate in another funding round and will be accepting Bitcoins as part of their investment.
The fake website did cite official data provided from the actual Bakkt’s blog, and mentioned that the upcoming cryptocurrency platform successfully raised over $182.5 million during the end of 2018, and plans to do a second investment round for ” all interested investors who believe in the future of cryptocurrency market.”
The newly announced funding round would supposedly close on February 25th, and simply required a name and email address to invest, and accept Bitcoin only, providing a Bitcoin wall address for said investment. This scam, of course, manage to fail, with the Bitcoin address querying for investment accounting for zero transactions at the current moment.
Originally announced during August 2018 by the International Exchange (ICE), which operates over 23 leading global exchanges including the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), Bakkt was supposed to launch during the late January 2019.
As stated by ICE in a report done on the last day of 2018, the digital asset company was planning to provide an update launch timeline during early 2019 but has yet to do so.
At the current moment, the fake Bakkt website is still up and operating their website, but its best to most users stay away from it so as to not catch any sort of malicious malware now that they’ve been called out. The homepage of the website does offer a download for an executable application that claims to be a free trial allowing a “single point of access” to all future markets of ICE.