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Kraken Selected for MtGox Investigation

Kraken Bitcoin Exchange. Bitcoin exchange Kraken has been selected to aid in the investigation of missing Bitcoin following the heist at the Mt Gox exchange. Kraken will also be involved in the distribution of remaining assets to the creditors. This decision was arrived at after an extensive....

Kraken Launches Across Canada with Vogogo

Kraken Bitcoin Exchange. Payment processor and security provider Vogogo has partnered with Kraken to bring Kraken's exchange services to Canada. The new partnership and expansion also equates to a new Canadian dollar/Bitcoin exchange that Kraken will provide. All exchanges are constantly looking....

Kraken's Jesse Powell: Banks are the Biggest Hurdle for Bitcoin Businesses

Even though Kraken is based in the US and facilitates exchanges between a number of different cryptocurrencies, its customer base is decidedly euro-driven. In fact, according to BitcoinAverage, Kraken has over 50% of the EUR/BTC market. That makes it the largest player in that trading pair. Due....

Kraken to Assist in Search for Missing Mt Gox Bitcoins

Kraken's Ayako Miyaguchi (left with mic), Jesse Powell (centre with mic), and Mt Gox bankruptcy trustee Nobuaki Kobayashi (right). Digital currency exchange Kraken announced today that it has been chosen to support the investigation of Mt Gox's missing bitcoins, manage the claims process and....

Kraken Accepting MtGox Bankruptcy Claims and Giving Free Trade Credit

So, I have spent the last few days at the Kraken headquarters in San Francisco with the legendary Jesse Powell, who I interviewed for the Bitcoin Knowledge Podcast, and the rest of the team and there is some very exciting news about the $500m MtGox bankruptcy. We discussed some of the logistics....

Kraken Snatches Two Competitor Exchanges, Expands to North America

The San Francisco-based Bitcoin exchange Kraken has just announced the largest and merger and acquisition deal in Bitcoin exchange history as it has officially acquired major U.S. exchanges Coinsetter and Cavirtex. Kraken will now expand its business operations to the United States and Canada.....

SBI and Kraken Announce Multi-Million Dollar Deal

Just after its big merger with North American Bitcoin exchanges, Coinsetter and Cavirtex, Kraken has announced a multi-million dollar deal with the leading Japanese firm SBI Investment. The $2 billion dollar venture capital conglomerate will lead Kraken’s series B investment round. Today the....

Kraken Selected to Assist in Mt. Gox Liquidation, Investigation

Up and coming cryptocurrency exchange Kraken had some interesting news to deliver on Tuesday, noting that they have been chosen to help out in the liquidation and investigation of Mt. Gox, a Japanese bitcoin exchange that collapsed in spectacular fashion early this year (leading to the loss of....

Kraken to Release New and Improved Design

Kraken is a San Francisco, USA based exchange. Kraken is one of the leading digital currency exchanges in Bitcoin trading. The exchange introduces innovative features, high security, tied to an exceptional support team and trading platform. Kraken is well known around the world because the....

Audit shows Kraken's reserve covers all balances

After conducting the audit, Ripple CTO Stephan Thomas concluded Kraken has enough Bitcoins in reserve to cover all balances. Bitcoin exchange Kraken has announced it has passed an audit that proves that more than 100% of Kraken's Bitcoins are held in reserve. The whole process shows that Kraken....

Kraken Announces New Fee Structure

Founded in 2011, the San Francisco-based Kraken exchange is the leading Bitcoin exchange for professional traders who demand fast execution, innovative features, exceptional support, and high security. Kraken is trusted by hundreds of thousands of traders, the Tokyo government and....

Mt Gox Customers to receive Bankruptcy Distributions in Bitcoin

Mt Gox customers can now receive bankruptcy distributions in Bitcoin, among several other benefits by becoming a user of the cryptocurrency exchange Kraken. According to the San Francisco-based Bitcoin exchange's official blog post, Kraken has begun the process of accepting Mt Gox creditor....

Kraken Bitcoin Exchange Passes 'Proof of Reserves' Cryptographic Audit

Bitcoin exchange Kraken has passed a cryptographically verifiable proof of reserves audit with flying colours. The audit, which was carried out by Stefan Thomas on 11th and 22nd of March, proved that more than 100% of Kraken's bitcoins are held in reserve. The process was designed to allow the....

Japanese Financial Giant Invests in Bitcoin Exchange Kraken

Japanese venture capital firm SBI Investment is leading a Series B funding round in bitcoin exchange Kraken. While the terms of the deal were not disclosed, Kraken said that a “multi-million dollar” investment had been agreed upon with SBI. Kraken did not say when it....

Kraken Announces Return to USD Market, Launch of GBP Trading

Kraken has partnered with Luxembourg-based payment solution specialist PayCash to add GBP trading and reinstate USD deposits to its bitcoin exchange platform. The news comes amid an uptick in activity from the San Francisco-based startup, which announced it would begin operating in Japan by the....

Users File FBI Petition Against Kraken, Complain About Stolen Funds

CoinTelegraph continues to receive complaints from Kraken users over reportedly stolen funds.  This week they created a mail group for a public petition which is being planned to be forwarded to the FBI Cybercrime division. They want Kraken to confess their guilt and make a....

Bitcoin Exchange Kraken Launches in Japan

Bitcoin exchange Kraken will launch in Japan today, aiming itself at the nation's large number of active traders and finance professionals. In its announcement, the company highlighted the strength of Kraken's security and engineering team, as well as its high trade volumes and reputation for....

Kraken Opens Bitcoin Exchange in Canada

Kraken has officially launched in Canada following a partnership with digital currency industry-focused risk management specialist Vogogo. The San Francisco-based bitcoin exchange now allows users in Canada to convert Canadian dollars into digital currencies using Interac e-Transfer and....

Kraken Introduces App for iOS, Mobile Trading Not Available Yet

Circle Internet Financial isn't the only cryptocurrency-related company introducing a mobile application this week. Cryptocurrency exchange platform Kraken is following suit by introducing their own application for iOS. Launched this weekend on the iTunes App Store, the application provides the....

Kraken Releases Anonymous Bitcoin Trading Feature for Large Bitcoin Buyers

Kraken Bitcoin Exchange. The bitcoin currency market is still a very small boat in a large sea when it comes to the world of currency. Bitcoin's global digital currency is not like any fiat currency except in the fact that its relatively small size does make it vulnerable to high volatility and....

Bitcoin Exchange Kraken Raises $5 Million in Latest Funding Round

Payward, Inc., the owner of US-based digital currency exchange Kraken, announced on 25th March that it has raised $5m in new capital as part of a Series A fundraising round. Kraken, first launched in September 2013, allows users to buy and sell bitcoin, namecoin, dogecoin and Ripple, among other....

Bitcoin Exchange Kraken Explores Canadian Market with Vogogo

Leading Bitcoin exchange Kraken has entered the Canadian market with a strategic alliance with risk-management & payment processor Vogogo Inc. According to a MarketWatch report, Vogogo has launched its proprietary compliance, risk management and payment processing platform with the Bitcoin....

Kraken Aims to Take Mt. Gox’s place in Japan

New bitcoin exchange Kraken has finally launched in Japan. Kraken aims to replaces the notorious Mt.Gox as the leader in bitcoin financial exchange industry, doing so in the very place Mt. Gox was based in. During the team’s recent announcement, security and complete trade compliance were....

Kraken Halts USD Deposits, Asks Customers to Switch to Euros

Bitcoin exchange Kraken put a brief halt on US dollar withdrawals and suspended USD deposits today, offering customers a 2% bonus to convert their balances to euros (EUR). "Many USD withdrawals have been delayed beyond a limit we can accept, and it reflects poorly on our service," a customer....

Digital Currency Exchange Kraken Acquires Bitcoin Buying Service

San Francisco-based digital currency exchange has acquired wallet funding service Glidera. The acquisition of Glidera, the terms of which were not disclosed, is the latest for Kraken, which has spent the past year snapping up other startups in the exchange space. In January,....

Bitcoin Exchange Kraken Launches Margin Trading

San Francisco-based Bitcoin exchange Kraken has announced the launch of margin trading via a press release. This development lifts Kraken in the league of those few exchanges who allow their clients to trade Bitcoin on margin. Notable exchanges offering leveraged trading are OKCoin, BTC-e,....


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