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 Arbitrum. Kraken’s OTC desk provides execution and settlement services that are discreet, secure and ultra-competitive.
Arbitrum is a Layer 2 (L2) blockchain protocol built on top of the Ethereum blockchain that allows Ethereum transactions to be processed more efficiently.
By increasing the amount of transactions Ethereum can process, as well as the speed with which it can process them, Arbitrum has the additional benefit of reducing transaction costs, known as gas fees, associated with using Ethereum and its various decentralized applications.
Arbitrum also allows developers to create and execute their own Ethereum-compatible smart contracts. These can be programmed to run decentralized applications that can interact with the broader Ethereum ecosystem without bogging down the main blockchain’s performance.
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 Arbitrum OTC works
Trade Arbitrum over chat
Chat securely with our trade desk to confirm the lot size and price of your Arbitrum 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.