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Ozzy Osbourne, Dillon Francis and Soulja Boy to Perform at Decentraland’s Metaverse Music Festival

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.

CoinDesk
Kraken Poaches Gemini Executive in UK Crypto Shake-Up

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.

Bloomberg
NFTs will be ‘as disruptive’ as Bitcoin was 10 years ago — Kraken exec

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.”

CoinTelegraph
Kraken’s Powell steps down, incoming CEO says culture will not change

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.

Fortune
Crypto Agitator Jesse Powell Steps Down as CEO of Kraken

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.

 

Bloomberg
Local crypto firms to cash in on Ethereum merge

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. 

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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.


Kraken Facts

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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  • Founded2011
  • Total team members2,300+
  • Where they livein 60+ countries
  • Tokens offered90+
  • Cash currencies offered7
  • Supported countries190
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  • What we call our logo“The Beast” or “Creature”