April 23, 2020 / 5:29 PM / a month ago

Bakkt boss to leave for JPMorgan - source

April 23 (Reuters) - The top boss of Bakkt, Mike Blandina, will leave the cryptocurrency trading platform to join JPMorgan Chase & Co, according to a source familiar with the matter.

Bakkt's majority-owner Intercontinental Exchange Inc on Thursday appointed David Clifton as interim chief executive officer to replace Blandina.

The exchange operator said Blandina, who was appointed CEO of Bakkt in December, is leaving to pursue a new opportunity.

JPMorgan Chase declined to comment. (Reporting by Anna Irrera in New York and Noor Zainab Hussain in Bengaluru; Editing by Vinay Dwivedi)

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