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Kraken bitcoin exchange puts you first

Kraken is the best Bitcoin exchange for converting to and from US dollars, euros, British pounds and Japanese yen. Founded in 2011, San Francisco based Kraken is consistently rated the top Bitcoin exchange by independent news media and was the first Bitcoin exchange listed on Bloomberg terminals. Kraken is trusted by hundreds of thousands of traders, the Tokyo government and court-appointed trustee, and BaFin regulated Fidor Bank, with an exclusive partnership and full regulatory compliance.

"Our mission is to provide an exceptional bitcoin exchange experience"

- Jesse Powell, CEO and Co-founder

Guided by principles


We believe simplicity and responsiveness are the ultimate forms of sophistication.


We like to learn new things and share that information with others.


Our goal is to provide an exceptional Bitcoin exchange experience. Anything else is a distraction.

Discover our history of excellence

July 28, 2011

August 19, 2013

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February 11, 2014

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May 25, 2015

Company Founded

Kraken named one of the most important Bitcoin companies

Kraken launches

Exclusive partnership with BaFin regulated Fidor Bank

Unaffected by transaction malleability

#1 euro exchange by volume

Passes world's first verifiable cryptographic proof of reserves audit

Raises $5M in Series A

"A" rating from TheBlogChain

Named one of the 10 most promising startups working with blockchain technology

First place in the CoinTelegraph Exchange Awards

Releases iOS app

Kraken Bitcoin trade volume doubles previous record

Launches Bitcoin-yen trading in Japan

Kraken and Fidor to create the world's first cryptocurrency bank

Kraken to aid MtGox liquidation and investigation

Kraken Bitcoin trade volume doubles previous record (again!)

Kraken launches MtGox claim form

Kraken launches margin trading

May 26, 2015
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July 28, 2011