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Kraken bitcoin exchange puts you first

Founded in 2011, San Francisco-based Kraken is the largest Bitcoin exchange in euro volume and liquidity and also trading Canadian dollars, US dollars, British pounds and Japanese yen. Kraken is consistently rated the best and most secure Bitcoin exchange by independent news media. Kraken was the first Bitcoin exchange to have trading price and volume displayed on the Bloomberg Terminal, the first to pass a cryptographically verifiable proof-of-reserves audit, and is a partner in the first cryptocurrency bank. Kraken is trusted by hundreds of thousands of traders, the Tokyo government's court-appointed trustee, and Germany's BaFin regulated Fidor Bank.

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

- Jesse Powell, CEO and Co-founder

Our values

Intuitiveness

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

Professionalism

We are dedicated to our product and your experience.

Focus

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

Timeline

Notable events

June 29, 2015
September 15, 2014
September 4, 2014
April 15, 2014
March 25, 2014
February 16, 2014
November 28, 2013
September 10, 2013
May 3, 2013
July 28, 2011