Kraken is the global bitcoin exchange in euro volume and liquidity and trading US dollars, Canadian dollars, British pounds, Japanese yen and other digital currencies. The Company is also in partnership with the first cryptocurrency bank.

Type
Private
HQ
San Francisco, US
Founded
2011
Size (employees)
122 (est)+16%
Website
kraken.com
Kraken was founded in 2011 and is headquartered in San Francisco, US
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Key People/Management at Kraken

Jesse Powell

Jesse Powell

Founder & CEO
Kaiser Ng

Kaiser Ng

CFO
David Ripley

David Ripley

COO

Kraken Office Locations

Kraken has an office in San Francisco
San Francisco, US (HQ)
548 Market Street
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Kraken Financials and Metrics

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Kraken Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

Acquired CompanyDateDeal Size
Cryptowatch March 01, 2017
Coinsetter January 19, 2016
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Kraken News and Updates

A federal prosecutor appointed by George W. Bush has been hired by crypto exchange Kraken as regulatory challenges mount for the industry

Mary Beth Buchanan, a former federal prosecutor appointed by President George W. Bush, has been hired by crypto exchange Kraken, according to people familiar with the matter.  The regulatory environment has been murky for companies like Kraken given the nascent nature of the crypto market.  Notabl…

The former tech chief at secretive trading firm Jump has joined a crypto exchange

Steve Hunt, the former chief technology officer at secretive trading firm Jump Trading, has been hired by Kraken, the San Francisco-based cryptocurrency exchange, people familiar with the matter told Business Insider.  Hunt was hired as vice president of engineering, the people said.  Steve Hun…

Scientists caught rare footage of sea cucumbers hovering deep in the Gulf of Mexico — and it looks like something from an alien world

Scientists from NOAA caught rare footage of sea cucumbers hovering deep in the Gulf of Mexico on a recent expedition. The sea cucumbers appear to be able to regulate their buoyancy, and scientists are trying to understand how. On this mission, the researchers have also explored a shipwreck and fil…

The Kraken crypto exchange responds to a New York legal inquiry in the snarkiest way possible

Cryptocurrency traders don’t need—or even want—to be protected from market manipulation, according to the chief executive of the Kraken crypto exchange. That is one of…

Two octopuses were caught battling thousands of feet under the Gulf of Mexico — and it looks like something out of a sci-fi movie

Scientists encountered an octopus battle under an unidentified shipwreck almost 6,000 feet below the Gulf of Mexico. The scene, which the scientists dubbed "Kraken Attack," looks like something out of a science fiction movie. Scientists from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration ar…

Bitcoin exchange Kraken plans to pull out of Japan

Kraken, one of the largest cryptocurrency exchanges in the world, is pulling out of Japan, the company announced Tuesday.  The news comes as Japanese regulators ramp up oversight over the country's crypto exchanges.  Kraken, one of the largest cryptocurrency exchange operators in the world, is p…
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