Kraken in the News
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Ozzy Osbourne, Dillon Francis and Soulja Boy to Perform at Decentraland’s Metaverse Music Festival
Decentraland is set to host its second annual Metaverse Music Festival next month, highlighting real-world and digital music artists across genres. The free event will be presented by digital asset exchange Kraken and does not require a ticket or any special hardware, like a virtual reality headset, to participate.
Kraken Poaches Gemini Executive in UK Crypto Shake-Up
Blair Halliday, previously UK managing director for the Winklevoss twins’ exchange Gemini, is taking over the same role at Kraken, according to a statement published Friday. Halliday will replace Curtis Ting, who has been appointed global senior managing director, covering multiple jurisdictions.
NFTs will be ‘as disruptive’ as Bitcoin was 10 years ago — Kraken exec
Jonathon Miller, managing director of cryptocurrency exchange Kraken in Australia, said “despite NFT market activity and sales volume having slowed down in September, we are still seeing positive adoption signals at an institutional level and continued growth in use cases.”
Kraken’s Powell steps down, incoming CEO says culture will not change
Ripley, who plans to step fully into the top job once Kraken finds a new COO, says he relishes the task of managing large teams and that he expects little will change when it comes to the company’s culture.“ Jesse and I are in lockstep on culture and values though it does go without saying that I’m not the same level of cultural figure in terms of social media,” said Ripley.
Crypto Agitator Jesse Powell Steps Down as CEO of Kraken
Jesse Powell, the outspoken and often controversial co-founder of the Kraken cryptocurrency exchange, said he’s stepping down as chief executive officer to spend more time on the company’s products and broader industry advocacy.
Local crypto firms to cash in on Ethereum merge
Australian cryptocurrency developers and platforms are anticipating a flood of fresh capital into the Ethereum network after this week’s historic software update, enticed by a smaller carbon footprint, faster transactions and new ways of making money.
Kraken Announces Leadership Succession Plan
Kraken, one of the world’s leading crypto platforms, today announced that COO Dave Ripley will succeed Co-founder and CEO Jesse Powell, who will become chairman of the board of directors. Dave will assume the role of CEO after Kraken completes a COO search.
Kraken Appoints Mayur Gupta as CMO
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.
Kraken appoints Carrie Dolan as Chief Financial Officer to lead company into next growth phase
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.
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Crypto 101: A Beginner’s Guide to Crypto
Staying true to our mission to bring crypto to everyone, Kraken CEO Jesse Powell explains it all in our new video series: Crypto 101.
Recognizing the importance of Bitcoin from the onset, and understanding that the exchange is the most critical part of the cryptocurrency ecosystem, Jesse Powell co-founded Kraken to give people the means to quickly and securely invest in the space.
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