Kraken is a cryptocurrency exchange that provides spot and futures trading between Bitcoin, Ethereum and 40+ other digital assets. Their mission is to accelerate the adoption of cryptocurrency so that you and the rest of the world can achieve financial freedom and inclusion. Founded in 2011 they are one of the largest & oldest crypto exchanges on the market. Kraken’s range of successful products play an important role in the mainstream adoption of crypto assets.

LEADERSHIP

Jesse Powell, - Chief Executive Officer

 

Pioneer in the crypto space 15-year veteran of the virtual currency and gaming industries. In 2001 founded an online-based video games with account management and in-game currency, 2007, he founded the Verge Gallery and Studio Project, which he ran until 2010 as Sacramento's largest contemporary commercial art gallery at the time. In 2011 started developing Kraken as a replacement in the event that Mt. Gox closed. Kraken was finally launched in 2013.

Pierre Rochard, - Bitcoin Strategist and Software Engineer

Rochard has researched and written about Bitcoin since February 2013. He co-founded the Satoshi Nakamoto Institute in 2014 to curate the best primary source literature. In addition to developing Bitcoin software, Pierre is an

outspoken advocate for Bitcoin’s decentralized governance. In 2017 he began co-hosting the Noded Bitcoin Podcast. Pierre is widely recognized as an authority on the investment case for Bitcoin.

NEWS

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Kraken Becomes First Crypto Exchange to Charter a US Bank

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Bitcoin exchange Kraken considers going public after record trading volumes in the first quarter

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Crypto Platform Kraken Adds Tribe Capital’s Sethi to Its Board