Bitcoin OTC Trading

Large Bitcoin trades with private and personalized services

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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 Bitcoin. Kraken’s OTC desk provides execution and settlement services that are discreet, secure and ultra-competitive.

About Bitcoin

Bitcoin is the world's largest cryptocurrency project. The bitcoin (BTC) cryptocurrency was the first of its kind to be built on blockchain technology. Launched in 2009 by an anonymous developer under the pseudonym Satoshi Nakamoto, Bitcoin remains the most widely accepted and traded cryptocurrency today. Like the cryptocurrencies that followed it, Bitcoin was created to provide a decentralized electronic cash system that operates without the intervention of a centralized authority. A global team of developers constantly works on improving Bitcoin and its underlying technology.

Kraken OTC features

Deep Liquidity

Worry-free liquidity

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

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.


Automated RFQ

Automated RFQ

Request live trade quotes, execute orders and settle instantly using our request-for-quote (RFQ) feature in the OTC Portal.

1-1 Service

Investment solutions

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

Global 24/7/365 access

Our team of experienced traders, strategically located around the globe, are available around-the-clock, seven days per week.

Settlement Flexiblity

Settlement flexibility

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 Bitcoin OTC works

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Signup for OTC Trading

Signup for OTC Trading

Contact us and complete the onboarding process.

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Trade over chat

Trade Bitcoin over chat

Chat securely with our trade desk to confirm the lot size and price of your Bitcoin trade. Then, fund your account with wire instructions that are provided to you.



Trade AutoRFQ 
via OTC Portal

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.

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Complete trade

Complete trade

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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Contact OTC

Over-the-counter (OTC) trading

Thanks for your interest in using our OTC desk services!

To get a quote for your Over-the-Counter (OTC) trade, please provide details:

  • Base currency
  • Quote currency
  • Amount

e.g. I'd like to sell $500k worth of Bitcoin.

Our support team will respond shortly.


  1. What is the OTC Portal?

  2. What cryptocurrencies do we support?

  3. What is the minimum trade size?

  4. Is there a fee?

  5. How do I get started?

  6.  How does settlement work?

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.