Brian Kemp, the governor of Georgia, has chosen Kelly Loeffler, the CEO of the crypto venture, Bakkt, to fill the US Senate seat until the special election takes place in November this year. Bakkt CEO to Serve The US Senate In 2020.
As per ‘The Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s’ report, Loeffler will be asked to fill the seat of Johnny Isakson, the US Senator, when he vacates his position in December. Isakson was re-elected in 2016 and will leave the Senate in 2022 before his term expires.
The Republican National Committee, the Georgia Republican Party, the Intercontinental Exchange, the governor Kemp’s office and the senator Isakson’s office declined to comment when requested by a source.
Last year, one of the subsidiaries of the Intercontinental Exchange stated Bakkt had confirmed the launch in September. It said it would provide bitcoin futures that are physically settled and has planned to build a consumer-facing application in 2020.
Loeffler was a former marketing and communication chief at the Intercontinental Exchange.