A new fraudulent bitcoin site has appeared on the Internet, simulating the Bakkt trading platform. The fake domain "bakktplatform.io" was registered on January 31.
Fake web site Bakkt argues that the launch of the platform will be held March 12. Investors have the opportunity to participate in the next round of financing, making "investment" in bitcoins.
Citing data from the official blog Bakkt, fake website notes that by the end of 2018 launching platform of digital assets has attracted 182,5 million dollars. As a result, the website announced the second investment round for "all interested investors who believe in the future of cryptocurrency market."
To participate in the new round of financing, which should be completed on February 25, investors have to provide personal data, e-mails and bitcoin wallet addresses, because the attackers wanted to take "investment" only in this cryptocurrency.
However, all these efforts proved fruitless, with the Bitcoin address querying for investments accounting for zero transactions as of press time.
According to the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE), which manages 23 of the world's leading exchanges, including the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), Bakkt was planning to launch a new platform in late January 2019.
In mid-January Bakkt announced its first acquisition of certain assets from Rosenthal Collins Group, while stressing that the company had to slow its activity in connection with the temporary shutdown of the U.S. government, which may have caused a delay in gaining approval from regulators.
Currently fake website Bakkt blacklisted MetaMask, a browser extension for the Ethereum (ETH) network, but is still available. On the main page of the site are invited to download of an .exe application that supposedly provides free access to all futures markets the Intercontinental Exchange.
Bakkt has so far refrained from commenting on this situation.