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Kraken’s Crypto Facilities appoints hedge fund veteran as CEO

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.

The Block
Kraken share of US spot trading volumes reaches 18-month high

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.
 

The Block
How Kraken emerged as an oasis of growth in 2023

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.

AMB Crypto
How security, education and regulation can mitigate rising crypto scams

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.
 

CoinTelegraph
The Kraken NFT marketplace has been in the works for over a year, launching a public beta version of its testnet in November last year.

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.

Blockworks
Patankar, whose appointment to Kraken was announced by the company on Monday, said that generative AI and personalization applied to NFTs, fraud prevention, cybersecurity are all "symbiotic areas" between crypto and AI.

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.

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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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