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Kraken Appoints CJ Rinaldi as Chief Compliance Officer
New CCO brings three decades of financial services experience
SAN FRANCISCO – Jan. 24, 2023 – Kraken, one of the world’s largest and most-trusted crypto platforms, today announced the appointment of CJ Rinaldi as Chief Compliance Officer. CJ’s decades of experience, both in traditional and decentralized finance, will further strengthen Kraken’s compliance program amid a fast-evolving regulatory landscape.
“To accelerate the adoption of cryptocurrencies around the world, Kraken must continue to navigate an increasingly complex regulatory landscape,” said Kraken’s incoming CEO David Ripley. “CJ’s impressive international career in both the private and public sectors positions us for continued success in meeting global compliance needs.”
CJ was previously Chief Compliance Officer at Blockchain.com, where he was tasked with building out global compliance frameworks and mitigating compliance risk for the firm. Prior to that, CJ had several roles at Deutsche Bank, including Chief Compliance Officer for its swap dealer and US broker dealer. He also served as Head of Business Line Anti-Financial Crimes Compliance supporting its investment bank, where he led a global team tasked with mitigating financial crime risk, implementing procedures and controls through effective and efficient operational solutions.
“Kraken's commitment to security and transparency while building world class products and services makes it the gold standard in an industry that’s shaping the future of finance. It is trusted players like Kraken that will help ensure the crypto ecosystem operates within all regulatory frameworks” says Rinaldi. “I am excited to grow Kraken’s data-driven approach to compliance, ensuring the protection of both the company and its clients.”
Prior to Deutsche Bank, CJ worked at UBS Investment Bank in multiple roles, including as Global Head of Client Infrastructure. He also served as Senior Counsel in the Enforcement Division of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
For more information, please visit kraken.com or reach out to [email protected].
Guy Hirsch Joins Kraken as Managing Director of North America
Guy brings over a decade of financial services experience to Kraken’s North American growth efforts.
SAN FRANCISCO – January 13, 2023 - Kraken, one of the world’s largest and most-trusted digital asset platforms, is pleased to announce Guy Hirsch was appointed as Managing Director for North America. In this role, Guy will be responsible for overseeing the growth and expansion of Kraken’s operations in the United States and Canada. He will also lead the company’s efforts to build strong relationships with regulators, institutions and retail clients within the region.
About Guy Hirsch:
Hirsch has more than 20 years of experience overall, with a recent focus on digital assets and fintech. Prior to joining Kraken, Guy led eToro’s expansion into the US and oversaw US operations. At eToro, he helped secure 26 money transmitter licenses, and a FINRA membership to allow eToro to launch stock trading in the US. Prior to eToro, Guy held leadership positions at Samsung, and founded two VC-backed startups.
Guy Hirsch, Managing Director, North America: “In spite of the current bear market, I look forward to helping shepherd Kraken’s new licensing and regulatory efforts in the region” said Guy. “Kraken’s reputation within the crypto ecosystem precedes it, and I am confident that we will continue to responsibly advance the adoption of cryptocurrency with the United States.”
For more information, please visit kraken.com or reach out to [email protected].
Kraken Appoints Dan Ciporin to Board of Directors
Accomplished fintech investor bolsters company’s advisory team
SAN FRANCISCO- January 11, 2023 -Kraken, one of the world’s leading crypto platforms, today announced the appointment of Dan Ciporin to its board of directors as an independent member. Dan brings a wealth of experience and insight directly applicable to the next phases of Kraken’s evolution.
“Kraken’s mission to accelerate the global adoption of crypto is at the heart of how fintech can help the world achieve financial freedom and inclusion,” Ciporin said. “As the crypto industry matures, I look forward to contributing to Kraken’s continued success as the longest-standing and most trusted crypto platform.”
Dan is currently the CEO of Home Plate Acquisition Corporation (Nasdaq: HPLT). This follows 13 years at Canaan Partners, where he led many successful investments including Lending Club (NYSE: LC), in which he was the first institutional investor 7 years before its billion-dollar IPO. Dan has served as a member of many public and private company boards, including Lending Club, ShopKeep, Borderfree, CircleUp and Corel.
Prior to Canaan Partners, Dan was CEO of shopping.com, leading the company to IPO in October 2004 and its acquisition by eBay in 2005, providing public investors with an internal rate of return of as much as 20%. Prior to that, Dan gained cross-border payments expertise as head of MasterCard's global debit program.
“Dan has a proven track record of recognizing long-term winners within technology markets that transform the way we connect and transact,” said Jesse Powell, Kraken’s founder and CEO. “As we continue to build through this bear market and beyond, we are excited that Dan’s commitment to bring economic and financial freedom is so closely aligned with our own mission.”
To learn more, please visit kraken.com or reach out to [email protected]
Kraken Opens NFT Marketplace Beta to the Public
The most secure and seamless trading experience for non-fungible tokens
SAN FRANCISCO -December 22, 2022 -Kraken, one of the world’s largest and most-trusted digital asset platforms, is excited to announce the public beta launch of Kraken NFT, the marketplace for collectors to explore, discover and securely trade NFTs. Following today’s earlier launch of Kraken Pro, clients will now benefit from two new and unique services, demonstrating Kraken’s commitment to accelerating the adoption of cryptocurrency.
Kraken NFT makes the NFT space accessible and intuitive for all types of collectors, from professional flippers to those just starting their collection. It was built from the ground up to make it one of the most secure, easy-to-use and dynamic marketplaces available in the industry today.
“Since 2011, our mission has been to accelerate the adoption of cryptocurrencies with a secure platform that both protects client funds and offers a comprehensive range of products and services,” said Jesse Powell, co-founder and CEO of Kraken. “We were the first major exchange to list ether and recognize the promise of the non-fungible space. As a secure gateway complete with curated collections and a host of unique features, we believe Kraken NFT will be the destination of choice for collectors from all backgrounds to explore and interact with the NFT ecosystem.”
At launch, Kraken NFT will feature a curated offering of over 110 of the highest-trading-volume NFT collections in the market today. Supported collections pass a thorough and comprehensive vetting procedure, with new collections added regularly. Collectors can also access the NFT screener tool on Cryptowatch to track real-time NFT market data, average sale price and in-depth statistics for hundreds of different collections.
Powell added: “Kraken has always championed free and diverse expression. NFTs enable content creators to effectively monetize their unique perspectives and connect directly with like-minded audiences. We believe NFTs have the potential to become the way most people start interacting with crypto.”
With the aim of creating the most seamless and well-thought-out user experience in the space today, Kraken NFT includes:
- Zero gas fees: Collectors can buy and sell NFTs held on Kraken without clogging up the underlying blockchain network and incurring sky-high network gas fees. Collectors can easily trade on the marketplace even during peak network activity.
- Creator earnings: A portion of the value of eligible NFTs sold on our marketplace goes back to the original content creator, rewarding ongoing creativity and invention within the space.
- Rarity ranking: All supported collections have an accompanying rarity ranking so collectors can better assess how rare an individual NFT may be, informing a potential bid or offer.
- 200+ funding options: Kraken NFT clients can list or offer an NFT in any of the fiat or cryptocurrencies supported on the platform. Right now, NFTs can be traded in 8 fiat currencies and well over 200 cryptocurrencies.
Kraken NFT’s whitelisted collections will begin with those built on Ethereum and Solana. Support for other blockchains will be added in the near future. Expect Kraken NFT to be at the forefront of this exciting space with a growing array of related products that reflect our long term commitment to the NFT ecosystem.
For more information, please visit kraken.com/nft or reach out to [email protected].
Cryptowatch Launches Social Platform Specifically for the Crypto Community
Cryptowatch Social will provide a trustworthy, all-in-one solution for crypto holders to discuss and trade on price action and industry developments in real time.
SAN FRANCISCO- November 1, 2022 -Cryptowatch, the leading charting and trading terminal for cryptocurrency markets, is delighted to announce the launch of Cryptowatch Social, the first social platform designed to cultivate a crypto community built on trust and transparency.
ver the past ten years, a community of cryptocurrency holders and traders from around the world have developed a uniquely rich culture where members swap tips, share information and crack jokes. Unfortunately, bad actors can easily spam, scam, spread FUD and mislead crypto holders into parting with hundreds of millions of dollars worth of cryptocurrencies.
A forum tailor-made for the crypto community, Cryptowatch Social enables anyone with an interest in crypto to easily determine who they can trust. Features include exchange account integration, so creators can share their portfolio to build trust, allowing followers to easily verify if the creator holds the digital assets they claim to own or made the trade they said they made.
"Our goal is to make Cryptowatch Social the discussion center of the crypto world,” Artur Sapek, Founder and Director of Engineering at Cryptowatch, said. “We are building the ultimate all-in-one crypto mobile app where traders can watch markets, manage their portfolio, and learn from each other.”
Cryptowatch was founded in 2014 as the all-in-one interface for crypto holders to scan prices, analyze market movements and make trades on every major exchange. The launch of Cryptowatch Social means Cryptowatch users will now also enjoy a host of new social features, such as cashtags, intuitive watchlists, live idea feeds and chart sharing, so they can better participate and engage with the crypto community overall.
These features will be showcased when Cryptowatch live streams Crypto Fight Week and its accompanying activities. Anyone who registers for a Cryptowatch account will be free to watch all of the events through the mobile app and website including the seven boxing matches featuring prominent crypto traders on November 12.
The viewing audience will have the opportunity to participate in a number of live giveaways, raffles and social activities as they enjoy the bouts and the main event headlined by Ponzi Trader and Trading Lord. The crypto community can engage in live discussions in the same interface as their charting screens and watch the festivities at http://cryptowat.ch/live.
Cryptowatch Social is now available on the Cryptowatch app. For more information, please visit cryptowat.ch/live or reach out to [email protected]
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À propos de Kraken
Conscient de l’importance du Bitcoin dès le départ, et sachant que l’échange est la partie la plus critique de l’écosystème des crypto-monnaies, Jesse Powell a co-fondé Kraken pour donner aux gens les moyens d’investir rapidement et en toute sécurité dans cet espace.
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