Kraken in the News
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Kraken’s Crypto Facilities appoints hedge fund veteran as CEO
Crypto Facilities, a Kraken subsidiary company, has appointed hedge fund veteran and former Kraken executive Mark Jennings as its new CEO. The under-the-radar UK-based derivatives platform aims to increase its visibility and expand its offerings to institutions in the coming months.
Kraken share of US spot trading volumes reaches 18-month high
Kraken’s share of U.S. trading volumes has more than doubled within the past 18 months. Kraken product director Shannon Kurtas told The Block that the increase is mainly due to the 5x increase in users on the exchange’s Pro app.
How Kraken emerged as an oasis of growth in 2023
Kraken was the only crypto trading platform in the U.S. that saw its market depth increase on a year-to-date (YTD) basis.
How security, education and regulation can mitigate rising crypto scams
Speaking to Cointelegraph, crypto exchange Kraken’s chief security officer Nick Percoco said that, in his experience, criminals target anything of value to turn a quick profit, and crypto is just one of many assets of value in the world today. He believes crypto receives undue attention for its losses, while the fiat currency system still sets records yearly for losses through malicious actions.
Kraken NFT marketplace launches with over 250 collections
Kraken, a centralized exchange headquartered in San Francisco, has announced that its NFT marketplace is now live. The marketplace launched with a selection of over 250 unique NFT collections.
Kraken's new CTO eyes growing role of AI in crypto beyond initial hype
Kraken's new chief technology officer thinks it will be hard to ignore the growing impact of artificial intelligence and large language models, and he's paying attention to areas where it could be deployed across the crypto industry.
Kraken Appoints Former StockX Executive Vishnu Patankar as CTO
Kraken, one of the world's longest standing and most trusted crypto platforms, today announced the appointment of Vishnu Patankar as Chief Technology Officer (CTO). Patankar brings more than twenty years of technology expertise to Kraken and has helped Fortune 500 companies like Microsoft, Amazon, Intel and Groupon scale products impacting millions of clients worldwide.
Kraken Heads to Congress to Advocate for Crypto Regulation
Kraken testifies before Congress to push for effective crypto regulation. Chief Legal Officer Marco Santori Testimony to Landmark Joint House Financial Services-Agriculture Subcommittee.
Kraken Reaffirms Commitment to Driving Crypto Adoption in Canada
Kraken, one of the world’s longest-standing and most trusted crypto platforms, announces it has filed a pre-registration undertaking with the Ontario Securities Commission as it works towards becoming a registered Restricted Dealer across Canada. This undertaking demonstrates Kraken’s commitment to comply with the Canadian Securities Administrators’ recently enhanced investor protection guidance.
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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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