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Kraken Appoints Mayur Gupta as CMO

Kraken Appoints Mayur Gupta as CMO

To Lead Brand & Growth Into Era of Mainstream Adoption

CHEYENNE, Wyo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Kraken, one of the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchanges, is delighted to announce the appointment of Mayur Gupta as its Chief Marketing Officer (CMO). Mayur will lead Kraken’s brand, product and growth marketing efforts to advance the company’s mission and become the crypto platform of choice for consumers, creators and professional investors.

As an engineer who evolved into a marketing and growth leader, Mayur’s efforts to combine data, technology and storytelling have been instrumental in growing consumer and technology brands. He joins Kraken from Gannett, USA Today Network, where he led the company’s transformation from an advertising-led media company to a subscription-led content platform obsessed with user value.

Prior to that, Mayur held key marketing and growth leadership roles at Freshly, Spotify, Healthgrades, Kimberly-Clark and SapientNitro. As the Global VP for Growth and Marketing at Spotify, he led the expansion of both its free and premium products. In this role, he was responsible for performance, retention and product marketing together with data science and analytics. Throughout his career, Mayur has been recognized for his achievements in marketing by Forbes, Harvard Business Review (HBR), The Economist and other prestigious publications.

“Mayur is the perfect candidate to help Kraken lead the industry as the most trusted brand in crypto,” said Kraken CEO and Co-founder Jesse Powell. “As a developer at heart, Mayur understands the value of a product-focused organization. As a seasoned growth strategist, Mayur brings a data-driven understanding to each stage of the client journey. Mayur’s appointment marks an important milestone in Kraken’s mission to accelerate the global adoption of bitcoin and Web3.”

After a record year in 2021, Kraken plans to continue aggressively growing its workforce across all areas during 2022. Over the past year, Kraken’s overall trading volume grew by more than 400% and its client base doubled. The company strengthened its core exchange offering with the launch of new products and features, including the introduction of a new consumer app, more convenient payment methods and 24/7 multilingual phone support.

It also made a number of acquisitions to further strengthen and diversify the company’s business profile. This included the acquisition of Staked, through which Kraken solidified its world-leading position in staking with the addition of a non-custodial staking platform that enables investors to compound their holdings on proof-of-stake networks. In 2022, Kraken will continue to provide clients with easier and more versatile ways to participate in the crypto ecosystem.

“What Kraken has built is truly unique and incredibly valuable. It is by far the most respected brand in a sector on the verge of mainstream adoption,” Mayur said. “It is a company that stays true to its values and is driven by its mission to create financial freedom for all. I’m both thrilled and grateful to join the team’s journey to ensure the world understands crypto’s true value proposition and the impact it can have on human life.”

Mayur’s addition to Kraken’s executive team is the latest in a series of strategic hires, including Chief Financial Officer Carrie Dolan, Chief People Officer Pranesh Anthapur and VP of Design Mike Davidson.

About Kraken:

Kraken is one of the world’s largest global digital asset platforms and a leader in euro volume and liquidity. Globally, Kraken’s client base trades more than 100 digital assets and 7 different fiat currencies, including GBP, EUR, USD, CAD, JPY, CHF and AUD.

Kraken, now 3,000 employees, was founded in 2011 and was one of the first exchanges to offer spot trading with margin, parachain auctions, staking, regulated derivatives and index services. Kraken is trusted by over 8 million traders and institutions around the world and offers professional, round-the-clock online support.

Kraken is backed by investors including Tribe Capital, SkyBridge, Hummingbird Ventures, Blockchain Capital, Digital Currency Group, among others.

Kraken markets can be monitored and traded through the Kraken iOS and Android apps, and through the Cryptowatch iOS, Android and Desktop apps.

For more information about Kraken, please visit www.kraken.com.

Contacts

[email protected]

Alex Rapoport

 

April 19, 2022
Kraken Appoints Carrie Dolan as Chief Financial Officer to Lead Company into Next Growth Phase

Kraken Appoints Carrie Dolan as Chief Financial Officer to Lead Company into Next Growth Phase

Carrie brings more than 25 years of executive leadership and financial services expertise to Kraken’s mission of accelerating the global adoption of cryptocurrency

CHEYENNE, Wyo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Kraken, one of the world’s largest digital asset platforms, has bolstered its executive leadership team with the addition of Carrie Dolan, a recognized financial services veteran in high-growth consumer fintechs and Fortune 500 companies. As the newly appointed CFO of Kraken, Carrie will play a key role in the execution of Kraken’s strategy to become the crypto portal of choice for both retail and professional investors.

Carrie joins Kraken from Tradeshift, a digital payments and trade finance platform, where she successfully helped the company grow and scale its business. Prior to Tradeshift, she held key leadership roles at Lending Club, Metromile, Charles Schwab, and Chevron. While at Lending Club, she managed its 2014 IPO, raising $1 billion in capital and making it one of the top 10 U.S.-based internet public offerings. Earlier in her career, she was treasurer for Charles Schwab and CFO for the Schwab Bank, which she helped launch. To complement her professional success, Carrie has been recognized by a number of industry groups for her commitment to her profession, service to her community and support for the advancement of women.

“As a rapidly growing crypto platform, finance is the cornerstone of everything we do. Carrie exemplifies everything we could hope for in a CFO and we welcome her to the Kraken team,” said Kraken CEO Jesse Powell. “Carrie is a big believer in the future of crypto and brings a strong track record of experience across legacy finance, fintech startups and global marketplaces. I’m very confident that Carrie’s talent, drive and record of scaling disruptive companies in regulated industries, will be instrumental in further expanding our business and laying the foundation for the next growth stage for our company.”

2021 was a record year for Kraken, with combined spot and future volumes more than 400% greater than in 2020. It also doubled the size of the company’s workforce while expanding the core exchange offering and further diversifying its product suite. Kraken also solidified its world leading position in staking with the acquisition of Staked, a non-custodial staking platform that enables investors to compound their holdings on Proof-of-Stake networks. Heading into the second decade in its history, Kraken plans to further expand and enhance its product offering to drive mainstream adoption and support the world’s shift to Web3 and DeFi.

“The world has recently realized that crypto is here to stay as mainstream adoption accelerates to an unprecedented pace. Kraken is at the forefront of driving mass awareness for the value and opportunity the technology brings,” Carrie said. “I’m excited to join this incredible company at a pivotal time and work with the rest of the team to continue delivering on Kraken’s mission to drive mainstream adoption by making sure crypto is understood, easily accessible and trusted.”

The addition of Carrie to its executive team is the latest in a series of strategic hires at Kraken, which includes Pranesh Anthapur as Chief People Officer and Mike Davidson as Vice President of Design, who previously worked at Uber and Twitter respectively.

About Kraken:

Kraken is one of the world’s largest global digital asset platforms and a leader in euro volume and liquidity. Globally, Kraken’s client base trades more than 100 digital assets and 7 different fiat currencies, including GBP, EUR, USD, CAD, JPY, CHF and AUD.

Kraken, now 2,500+ employees, was founded in 2011 and was one of the first exchanges to offer spot trading with margin, parachain auctions, staking, regulated derivatives and index services. Kraken is trusted by over 8 million traders and institutions around the world and offers professional, round-the-clock online support.

Kraken is backed by investors including Tribe Capital, SkyBridge, Hummingbird Ventures, Blockchain Capital, Digital Currency Group, among others.

Kraken markets can be monitored and traded through the Kraken iOS and Android apps, and through the Cryptowatch iOS, Android and Desktop apps.

For more information about Kraken, please visit www.kraken.com.

Contacts

Alex Rapoport

[email protected]

March 22, 2022
Kraken Launches Proof of Reserves Audits Allowing Clients to Verify Crypto Balances

Kraken Launches Proof of Reserves Audits Allowing Clients to Verify Crypto Balances

The company successfully passes a cryptographic audit conducted by Armanino LLP, showcasing how it is exceeding the transparency offered by legacy financial firms

CHEYENNE, Wyo. - February 3, 2022 - Kraken, one of the world’s largest digital asset exchanges, is announcing its implementation of next-generation auditing standards designed to let clients prove their bitcoin and ether balances are backed by real assets held in our custody.

Administered by Armanino LLP, the Proof of Reserves audit is the second of its kind conducted on our exchange since 2014, and it affirms that more than $19 billion worth of client bitcoin and ether is safely – and provably – on our platform. This includes the $3.5 billion worth of ether held in Kraken’s secure on-chain staking service, the industry’s leading ETH2 validator.

Though the audit covers just two of the over 100 assets available for trading on our exchange, it adheres to, and seeks to advance, recommended standards for new cryptographic audits that we hope will become widely embraced in the digital asset sector.

In the 13 years since the invention of Bitcoin, it’s estimated that more than $23 billion in digital assets have been lost to hacks and insolvencies. Through our commitment to continuing Proof of Reserves audits, we believe Kraken can mitigate critical risks to client funds.

“Security and transparency for our customers has been at the core of our culture as a company, and the core of our practices and operations from the very beginning,” said Jeremy Welch, Chief Product Officer at Kraken. “Regular Proof of Reserves audits will demonstrate that, for Kraken, our client security and safety are a top priority.”

With the announcement, Armanino has agreed to perform Proof of Reserves audits for Kraken semi-annually, following the attest standards used by the American Institute for Certified Public Accountants, a regularity intended to ensure Kraken meets rigorous standards for accountability.

“We offer Proof of Reserves because we're passionate about this industry, and believe it is the future of finance and capital markets,” said Noah Buxton, blockchain practice lead at Armanino. “With this audit, we’re taking historical best practices from certified public accounting firms and applying them in a new way that’s incredibly exciting.”

This regular transparency is designed to minimize trade-offs for client data privacy. Kraken will provide Armanino only anonymized balance information, meaning no sensitive client data is exchanged. (A technical overview of the audit process, explaining how it leverages the transparency of public blockchains, can be found on our website.)

Clients, too, can now verify their bitcoin and ether balances on our exchange at the time of the audit, with a simple three-step process accessible in their accounts. The verification will reflect account balances at the time of the audit, but will not include any subsequent trades or deposits.

We encourage all Kraken clients to verify the audit, and help us improve our auditing standards. To find out more, please visit our website or reach out to [email protected]

About Kraken:

Kraken is one of the world’s largest and longest-standing digital asset platforms. Globally, Kraken’s client base trades more than 100 digital assets and 7 different fiat currencies, including GBP, EUR, USD, CAD, JPY, CHF and AUD.

Kraken, now 2500+ employees, was founded in 2011 and was one of the first exchanges to offer spot trading with margin, parachain auctions, staking, regulated derivatives and index services. Kraken is trusted by over 8 million traders and institutions around the world and offers professional, round-the-clock online chat support.

Kraken is backed by investors including Tribe Capital, SkyBridge, Hummingbird Ventures, Blockchain Capital, and Digital Currency Group, among others.

Kraken markets can be monitored and traded through the Kraken iOS and Android apps, and through the Cryptowatch iOS, Android and Desktop apps.

For more information about Kraken, please visit www.kraken.com.

Media contact:

[email protected]

February 3, 2022
Kraken Acquires Staked to Support Growth and Resilience in One of Largest Crypto Industry Deals to Date

Kraken Acquires Staked to Support Growth and Resilience in One of Largest Crypto Industry Deals to Date

Forward-thinking deal continues to solidify Kraken’s position as a world leader in staking. 

CHEYENNE, WY - December 21, 2021 - Kraken, one of the world's largest digital asset platforms, today announced it has acquired Staked for an undisclosed sum in one of the largest crypto industry acquisitions to date. 

Staked is a non-custodial staking platform that enables investors in Proof-of-Stake networks to easily and securely compound their holdings. The acquisition solidifies Kraken’s position as a leading provider of staking services to consumers and institutions by expanding the number of supported networks and enabling a non-custodial alternative to Kraken’s existing custodial staking service. 

“We are excited to add Staked to our portfolio of yield products, which has seen great uptake by a growing population of crypto investors,” said Jesse Powell, CEO and co-founder of Kraken. "Staked is highly complementary to our existing staking business and will allow us to further strengthen our product offering through world-class infrastructure for clients who prefer to retain custody of their staked assets. We’re excited to welcome Staked’s clients to Kraken and believe that they will benefit from access to our wider portfolio of products as they seek to broaden their engagement with digital assets.” 

Staked's mission – to help investors earn yield from staking without relinquishing custody of their crypto assets – closely aligns with Kraken’s objective to provide seamless and secure access to staking products and services. By providing world-class infrastructure as a service, Staked removes significant barriers to entry while allowing clients to optimize rewards. 

"Kraken's acquisition of Staked represents an exciting new chapter for us,” said Tim Ogilvie, CEO of Staked. “Kraken clearly shares our commitment to supporting proof-of-stake networks, having a security-first mindset, and unwavering focus on customer experience, which makes them an ideal partner. Combining our businesses will enable us to provide a more seamless experience and expand our product offering to meet our clients’ needs in staking and beyond.” 

The acquisition of Staked – Kraken’s fifth acquisition in 2021 – is an important step in the company’s strategy to become the crypto portal of choice for both retail and professional investors. Kraken’s combined spot, margin and futures trading volume has grown by over 430% in 2021. Since the beginning of the year, the company’s staking business has grown by more than 950% to nearly $16 billion in November, resulting in token rewards valued at more than $500 million being paid out to clients. 

“The success of our staking business demonstrates that Kraken has evolved into much more than a custodian and trading venue,” said Powell. “We’ve become a holistic crypto platform with a diverse range of products that serves the needs of retail, professional, and institutional clients. Heading into the second decade in our company’s history, I’m excited about the future and Kraken’s continued support of the world’s shift to Web3 and DeFi.” 

About Kraken

Kraken is the world’s largest global digital asset platform based on euro volume and liquidity. Globally, Kraken’s client base trades more than 90 digital assets and 7 different fiat currencies, including GBP, EUR, USD, CAD, JPY, CHF and AUD. 

Kraken, now 2300+ employees, was founded in 2011 and was one of the first exchanges to offer spot trading with margin, parachain auctions, staking, regulated derivatives and index services. Kraken is trusted by over 8.5 million traders and institutions around the world and offers professional, round-the-clock online support. 

Kraken is backed by investors including Tribe Capital, SkyBridge, Hummingbird Ventures, Blockchain Capital, Digital Currency Group, among others. 

Kraken markets can be monitored and traded through the Kraken iOS and Android apps, and through the Cryptowatch iOS, Android and Desktop apps

For more information about Kraken, please visit www.kraken.com. 

Contacts

Media inquiries:  [email protected]

December 21, 2021
Kraken Hires Uber Exec Pranesh Anthapur as Chief People Officer to Drive Forward 2022 Expansion Plans

Kraken Hires Uber Exec Pranesh Anthapur as Chief People Officer to Drive Forward 2022 Expansion Plans

Pranesh will spearhead Kraken’s ambitious plans to double headcount to over 5,000 in 2022 and beyond. 

SAN FRANCISCO - December 14, 2021 - Kraken, the largest cryptocurrency exchange by euro trading volume, and one of the largest remote-first companies in the world, is delighted to announce that Pranesh Anthapur, a former VP at Uber, has joined the executive leadership team, where he will head the development and execution of Kraken’s global people strategy. 

With more than two decades worth of experience structuring and scaling high-growth companies and building inclusive, mission-driven cultures, Pranesh will oversee Kraken’s continued expansion. He’ll use his invaluable experience as VP of Human Resources at Uber to ensure Kraken is fit for the future as we look to more than double our headcount in the next year across all target regions. 

Kraken CEO and co-founder, Jesse Powell, said: “Pranesh’s experience leading and scaling diverse and inclusive global workforces to meet the demands and accelerating business needs of industry-disrupting companies is essential as we work to bring billions of people into the crypto ecosystem.”

2021 has been a record year for Kraken. Combined, spot and derivative trading volumes are 5x above where they were in 2020, and Kraken’s product suite has expanded significantly as investors find new ways to leverage their crypto wealth. Kraken’s headcount has already doubled to well over 2,300 people around the world. This includes the recent hire of Mike Davidson, former VP at Twitter, to head up Design at Kraken. 

Kraken plans to double in size again by the end of 2022. Pranesh will spearhead this growth, ensuring Kraken scales effectively so it can continue providing a wide range of products and services for all types of investors engaging in the crypto asset-class. 

Prior to Uber, Pranesh was Chief People Officer at cloud computing platform Nutanix, where he scaled the company from five hundred to well over three thousand employees around the world, building the People function from the ground up.

Pranesh has already made an impact since coming aboard last month. With new exciting positions opening up across Kraken, he has been instrumental in introducing frameworks that ensure Kraken not only hires people with the right talent and experience, but also those who demonstrate a mission-driven approach that puts our clients' needs at the heart of what they build. 

“Crypto is on the verge of going mainstream and from a platform perspective, Kraken is perfectly positioned to tip the scales of mass adoption,” Pranesh said. “But to do that, we will need to grow as a company to meet our clients’ diverse and multifaceted needs. I can’t think of a more exciting challenge to take on, or a better team to tackle it with.”

Kraken is currently hiring for hundreds of roles across Product, Engineering, Marketing, Operations and more to build out our fully remote workforce. To find out more about all of our open roles, please visit our Careers page. 

For more information about Kraken’s plans for 2022, please reach out to [email protected] Pranesh Anthapur is available for interviews. 

About Kraken

Kraken is the world’s largest global digital asset exchange based on euro volume and liquidity. Globally, Kraken’s client base trades nearly 90 digital assets and 7 different fiat currencies, including GBP, EUR, USD, CAD, JPY, CHF and AUD. 

Kraken was founded in 2011 and was the first U.S. crypto firm to receive a state-chartered banking license, as well as one of the first exchanges to offer spot trading with margin, regulated derivatives and index services. Kraken is trusted by well over 7 million traders, institutions and authorities around the world and offers professional, round the clock online support.

Kraken is backed by investors including Tribe Capital, Hummingbird Ventures, Blockchain Capital and Digital Currency Group, among others. For more information about Kraken, please visit www.kraken.com.

Contacts

Media inquiries:  [email protected]

December 14, 2021
Crypto Facilities Receives Cryptoasset Registration from the UK’s FCA Article Image

Crypto Facilities Receives Cryptoasset Registration from the UK’s FCA

Crypto Facilities, the first cryptocurrency firm to receive a UK MTF licence, is pleased to announce it has been granted registration under the amended Money Laundering Regulations 2017 (MLRs) from the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), giving Crypto Facilities the ability to expand the range of products and services available to UK clients as a registered cryptoasset business.

November 16, 2021
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