What is the Kraken OTC Desk?
Kraken’s over-the-counter (OTC) desk offers a premium service that allows traders to execute orders off the open Kraken exchange. We offer deeper liquidity for tighter spreads as well as a more private, personalized service for institutional clients and high net-worth individuals needing to fill large orders of Arpa. Kraken’s OTC desk provides execution and settlement services that are discreet, secure and ultra-competitive.
Arpa is a multi-party computation network focused on protecting the privacy and security of blockchains. The network provides a novel threshold signature service to aid consensus and allows developers to incorporate multi-chain messaging, anonymous transactions and distributed randomness generation into their applications.
ARPA is the native token of the platform which is used to pay for computation and data usage on the network, earn rewards for helping secure the protocol via staking and vote on proposals that affect the future direction of the project.
Kraken OTC features
Get a single quote for $100,000-$1M orders (and higher on a case-by-case basis), knowing you’ll get your entire lot and its exact price, before you trade.
World class service
We build relationships that last. Our professional, experienced team is available to assist you anytime via email, chat or over the phone.
Request live trade quotes, execute orders and settle instantly using our request-for-quote (RFQ) feature in the OTC Portal.
Our OTC Derivatives offering includes options trading and structured products, providing ultimate flexibility to tailor your investments in line with your objectives and risk tolerance. Learn more.
Global 24/7/365 access
Our team of experienced traders, strategically located around the globe, are available around-the-clock, seven days per week.
Our settlement options allow you to settle trades within 24 hours using your Kraken account, your bank and/or the external wallet of your choice.
How Arpa OTC works
Trade Arpa over chat
Chat securely with our trade desk to confirm the lot size and price of your Arpa trade. Then, fund your account with wire instructions that are provided to you.
Trade RFQ via OTC Portal
Our easy-to-use, self-service RFQ offers automated OTC trading. Receive executable quotes in seconds and settle trades instantly using the existing funds in your account.
Once we receive your funds, our trader will send the asset to your preferred wallet address, along with a confirmation email to your inbox.
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Terms and eligibility
- Minimum order size is $100,000, however exceptions can be discussed on a case-by-case basis.
- Kraken OTC does not custody assets on behalf of trading counterparties.
- Eligibility for OTC trading is subject to AML/KYC and other requirements.