Kraken (bitcoin exchange

In November 2014, Nobuaki Kobayashi, the court-appointed bankruptcy trustee overseeing theMt. Goxliquidation, announced that Kraken was chosen to assist with the investigation of lost bitcoin and the process of returning remaining funds to creditors.107108109110According to an article in the Wall Street Journal, the trustee said that Kraken was chosen because of its proven operating history and because the company reports that its system has never been breached by hackers.109

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Kraken Opens Bitcoin Exchange in Canada.

In June 2015, Kraken added support for CAD and bitcoin-CAD trading for clients residing in Canada.83848586

Mochizuki, Takashi (2014-07-03).Japan Virtual Currency Firms to Launch Industry Group.

New dark pool addreses this major headache for Bitcoin traders.

Bitcoin exchange Kraken opens in Canada with Vogogo.

In October 2013, Kraken formed an exclusive partnership withBaFinregulatedFidorbank. Fidor provides Single European Payments Area (SEPA) payments for depositing and withdrawing from Kraken accounts.41424344

Kraken Selected to Aid MtGox Liquidation and Investigation

Japanese Financial Giant Invests in Bitcoin Exchange Kraken – CoinDesk.

Throughout 2017, the Kraken exchange has suffered fromDDoS attacksand performance issues. In November 2017, Kraken CEO Jesse Powell apologized for the site issues, but praised its security, citing its impeccable record.17

Mochizuki, Takashi (2014-11-26).Kraken Bitcoin Operator to Help Liquidate Mt. Gox.

The Financial Services Clubs Blog: The Finanser Interviews: Matthias Kröner, CEO, Fidor Bank. 2015-04-28

Kraken experiences a long lasting black out. 10 January 2018.

Kraken On Bitcoin Cash: Prepare For Extreme Volatility

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Kraken Acquires Cryptowatch and Launches New Trading Platform

In June 2015, Kraken opened a bitcoin pool of Dark liquidity (or dark pool).79808182

Fee-For-All: Kraken to Charge Almost $7 for Bitcoin Withdrawals. Cointelegraph. 8 June 2017.

Tsukayama, Hayley (2013-07-30).Bitcoin industry leaders set up standards group.

How Kraken is Seeking to Solve Bitcoins Banking Dilemma.

Kraken (19 January 2016).Kraken Acquiring Coinsetter and Cavirtex to Expand in US and Canada. Kraken

Bitcoin Exchange Kraken Launches Partnership with PayCash, Allowing USD and GBP Deposits.

Kraken became the first exchange to switch to theISO 4217standard currency code for bitcoin (XBT) in In September 2013.40

Stalnaker, Stan (2013-07-30).Financial Inclusion and The Digital Asset Transfer Authority (DATA).

Maxim, Jeffrey.Ex-Investment Bank CCO Joins Bitcoin Exchange Kraken To Prepare For US Expansion Bitcoin Magazine.

Krakenis a US-basedcryptocurrency exchangeoperating in Canada,78the EU,4Japan,9and the US, and the worlds largest bitcoin exchange in euro volume and liquidity.10111213149

Several acquisitions of other bitcoin businesses have allowed Kraken to expand rapidly.

19 January 2016 theAmericanCoinsetter and theCanadianCavirtex

Bitcoin gaining market-based legitimacy as XBT – CoinDesk.

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Exclusive Interview with Jesse Powell CEO of Kraken Regarding Japanese Market.

To discover the measures taken bycryptocurrency exchangesto fight bots, manipulating the market, and stopping money laundering,New York Attorney General Officestarted an investigation. This fact finding investigation is based on a questionnaire that is going to find out how the cryptocurrency exchanges exactly work and how do they protect their customer investments.115

Digital Currency Exchange Kraken Acquires Bitcoin Buying Service – CoinDesk.

Bitcoin exchange Kraken launches new dark pool exchange service – SiliconANGLE.

As Kraken went silent reportedly for investigation, users threatened to alert and petition the FBIs Cyber Crimes Division for redress. Within a month, Kraken presented clarification that Kraken was never compromised; that is, after internal investigation, the security team reached the conclusion that Kraken systems, servers, and databases were not accessed by malicious attackers due to any identifiable vulnerability for which they would be responsible.94

Cuthbertson, Anthony (2015-05-27).Cryptocurrency round-up: Dogecoin surges, bitcoin wallet regulation and Kraken margin trading.

These are the biggest names in bitcoin and blockchain tech.

Nichols, Shaun.Lost your shirt in the MtGox Bitcoin mess? Release the Kraken!.

Mt. Gox Insiders Kraken Bitcoin Exchange to Open in Japan.

Sidel, Robin (2013-07-30).Virtual Currency Enthusiasts to Launch Self-Regulatory Group.

Kraken Taps Howard Bernstein as Chief Compliance Officer.

Wong, Joon Ian.Bitcoin cash is already the third most valuable cryptocurrency.

Digital currency trading platform Kraken inks EU deal with Fidor Bank.

Kraken Cites Phishing Not Breach on its Exchange.

Bitcoin Exchange Kraken Raises $5 Million in Latest Funding Round.

Kraken Returns to USD Market, Launch of GBP Trading.

In May 2015, Kraken announced the beta launch of margin trading, becoming one of the few bitcoin exchanges to offer trading on margin. Initially the maximum allowed leverage for trading long or short was 3x (later raised to 5x).72737475

VC-backed Kraken to buy Canadian bitcoin exchange Cavirtex. Buyouts Insider / Argosy Group LLC. 2016.

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Kraken Acquires Cryptowatch and Launches New Trade Platform

One month before Kraken was founded, Jesse Powell had visited the offices of what was then the largest bitcoin exchange, Mt. Gox, to offer assistance in the aftermath of the first of two major hacks. Seeing how poorly Mt. Gox was run, Powell decided to found Kraken as a greatly needed alternative and to further promote bitcoin adoption into the mainstream.2324252627In aBloombergNews article, Powell is quoted as saying, It was clear after that hack at Mt. Gox, when they were down for like a week, that the exchange is really the most critical piece of the ecosystem…I wanted there to be another one to take its place, if Mt. Gox failed.27

Kraken Bitcoin Exchange Introduces Bitcoin Dark Pool

Tiwari, Deepak (2013-09-17).Howard Bernstein, the financial compliance veteran, Joins Kraken as Chief Compliance OfficerForexMinute.

Kraken Acquires Dutch Bitcoin Exchange CleverCoin – CoinDesk.

Bitcoin Exchange Kraken Reduces Transaction Fees NewsBTC.

Bitcoin Now on Bloomberg. 30 April 2014.

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As of the 09/09/2015 creditor meeting, the trustee reported funds secured for the Mt. Gox estate of 1,242,068,375 JPY and 202,159 bitcoins (together worth about $60 million USD at the time).114The trustee reported that he was still in the process of trying to secure more funds for the estate and that Krakens assistance in investigating lost bitcoin was ongoing. No date was given for when the creditors might expect to receive their share of remaining funds, but the trustee said that the date for investigating creditor claims was extended to the date of the next creditor meeting.114

The Bitcoin Community Is Convinced The Latest Attack Is A Huge Buying Opportunity.

In May 2015, it was announced that Howard Bernstein had joined Kraken as Chief Compliance Officer. Bernstein has 20 years of experience in US financial regulation, including Merriman Capital Inc, where he helped to ensure that the publicly traded investment bank was compliant with SEC and FINRA requirements.767778

Flanagan, Will.Chicago bitcoin startup Glidera acquired by San Francisco digital currency exchange.

Government-Backed Bitcoin Industry Association to Launch in Japan.

Allison, Ian (2016-06-28).Kraken acquires Dutch Bitcoin exchange CleverCoin anticipating strong European trade.

Just one month later, Kraken announced the completion of its Series B round of investment lead by SBI Investment, a prominent Japanese venture capitalist firm under SBI Holdings,90Following this investment round, Kraken announced two major acquisitions that year: Dutch exchange CleverCoin, which was acquired in June,9192and Glidera, a wallet service allowing users to directly fund Glidera bank accounts with fiat for the purchase of cryptocurrencies on the Kraken exchange.93

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Cryptocurrency Exchange Kraken Pulls Out of Japan.

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In July 2014, Kraken was part of a group of businesses that advised Mineyuki Fukuda (who was a member of the Japanese parliament at the time) and his IT committee on forming the Japan Authority of Digital Assets (JADA). JADA is the first Bitcoin regulatory body with government backing.596061

In October 2014, Kraken added support for JPY funding and bitcoin-JPY trading for clients residing inJapan.656667

On January 5 after seeing theMoneroMarket cap grow over 40x in 2016 Kraken made the decision to add trading support for it. Monero was the second anonymouscryptocurrencyto be added following the previously listed currencyZcash.96Not long after Monero was listed Kraken continued to list additional crypto-currencies in the following months, such asUSDT, MLN andDash.979899In March Kraken acquired popular websiteCryptowatcha real time charting site for crypto-currencies that is often used by day traders. During the acquisition they also hired the founder of Cryptowatch Artur Sapek to help integrate Cryptowatch into Krakens systems and further the development of the platform.100101102In August Kraken listedBitcoin Casha hard-fork ofBitcoinwith all clients that held bitcoin before the fork receiving an equal amount of Bitcoin Cash.103104

Bitcoin exchange Kraken raises millions of dollars.

Kraken Adds Dash Trading for Bitcoin, Euros, Dollars, Enables Withdrawals.

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U.S. Bitcoin Exchange Operator Kraken Enters Canada.

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In April 2015, Kraken started accepting MtGox creditor claims through its website, a process which required creditors to create a Kraken account. Creditors could also file their claim through the Mt. Gox website. Kraken offered the incentive of up to $1 million USD in free trade volume to creditors filing their claim with Kraken.111112On July 6, 2015 the trustee announced that the deadline for filing online claims was July 29, 2015.113However, the trustee did not at that time announce any deadline for the paper filing option.

Krakens reputation for security was challenged amidst 2016s buildout of partnerships and acquisitions. Multiple claims emerged in the latter half of July via news media and social networks that clients accounts had been compromised and funds stolen.93

In August 2015, Kraken changed to a maker-taker trade fee model with reduced trade fees forMarket makers.87 Launches USD, GBP Funding and GBP Trading in Partnership with PayCash

In April 2018, Kraken announced to shut its services inJapan, after operating since October 2014, by the end of June due to the rising costs of doingbusinessthere.106

Worlds First Crypto-Currency Bank: Fidor Bank AG and Kraken Welcome Potential Partners in Establishing Banking Platform – Yahoo Finance. 2015-05-09

The company attributed affected users missing funds to phishing and man-in-the-middle attacks, and stressed the importance of enabling Kraken websites security features, such as two-factor authentication for withdrawals or the Global Settings Lock to restrict unfamiliar IP access. In the aftermath of the hack that wasnt, Kraken asserted recognition of their continued responsibility to protect clients, and stressed equally so, the clients responsibility in protecting in protecting him- or herself.95

On May 15th 2018, Jessie Powell commented that Kraken would probably get registered as a broker dealer and then an ATS with the SEC117, which would bring Kraken directly under the oversight of the SEC.

Kraken turned out to be one of the exchanges immune to the widely publicized bitcoin transaction malleability exploit that other exchanges (most notably Mt. Gox) were vulnerable to at the time.4748

In October 2014, a collaboration was announced between Kraken and BaFin-regulated Fidor bank to create the worlds first cryptocurrency bank. The stated aim of the initiative was to set up a fully regulated and licensed financial services entity and to pool financial services from different providers in the industry.686970In an April 2015 interview, Fidor CEO Matthias Kröner said that the idea was discussed during a workshop in December 2014. 30 participants were invited to the workshop out of 250 applicants around the world. The hope was that one of the participants would step up and take the lead on the project, but since this did not happen, the project was put on hold.71

Chernova, Yuliya (2014-03-26).Big Day for Bitcoin Startups: Three Startups Haul in $23.5M in Funding.

In October 2014, Kraken formed a partnership with PayCash, a Luxembourg-based payment provider, to support both USD and British pound GBP funding to its clients. The new funding options coincided with the launch of bitcoin-GBP trading (bitcoin-USD trading was already available on the exchange).626364

Bitcoin Exchange Kraken Launches New Dark Pool.

Tiwari, Deepak (2013-09-17).Kraken to become new Mt.Gox Exchange in JapanForexMinute.

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Innovators Create Self-Regulating Body for Virtual Currency.

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In March 2014, Kraken became the largest exchange by volume for trading between bitcoin and EUR.4

Cutler, Kim-Mai.Payward Raises $5M From Hummingbird To Fund Kraken Bitcoin Exchange.

Kraken (26 May 2016).Kraken to support DAO trading. Kraken

Developers attempt to resurrect Namecoin after flaw discovered.

Kraken Adds a New Asset, Tether to Its List of Crypto-Offerings NewsBTC.

Cheng, Evelyn (2018-04-19).Kraken cryptocurrency exchange says it will not comply with New York inquiry.

Casey, Michael J. (2014-02-11).Scary Bitcoin Glitch Revealed but Does It Go Beyond Mt. Gox?.

In December it has been reported that Kraken was registering up to 50,000 new users a day.105

The Inside Story of Mt. Gox, Bitcoins $460 Million Disaster.

Kraken launched in September 2013 with live trading after two years of development and beta testing. Initially the exchange offered trading between bitcoin, litecoin, and euro. Additional currencies and margin trading were made available to users over time, but only after critical analysis was performed, critical elements tested, and the user experience defined accordingly.2829

Kraken Launches Bitcoin-Yen Trading in Japan

Sneak Peak: Rising From the Depths of the San Francisco Bay is Kraken Finance Magnates.

Kraken and ShapeShift CEO Condemn New York For Unfair Cryptocurrency Business Treatment.

Alternet Systems Supports Digital Asset Transfer Authority (DATA) Annual Meeting on April 9th – 11th, Washington, DC.

Crypto exchange Kraken acquires trading platform as bitcoin soars.

A banking home for the crypto community!.

Kraken provides Bitcoin pricing to theBloomberg Terminal.15In April 2017, According to the reports, Kraken launched fiat funding options to transfers denominated US dollars and government-issued currencies.16

Kraken Introduces Margin Trading – Inside Bitcoins – News, Price, Events Inside Bitcoins News, Price, Events.

In October 2013, Kraken announced that it had discovered major flaws in theNamecoinprotocol and would not list the cryptocurrency until they were removed. Former Kraken COO Michael Gronager, during the security analysis for onboarding the new cryptocurrencies, spotted a major vulnerability in the domain registration system and a bug that left .bit domain names susceptible to attacks and reassignment. Although the flaws were soon fixed and Namecoin was listed on the Kraken exchange, it was delisted two years later after a decline in its trading volumes.4546

Bitcoin Exchange Kraken Acquires Coinsetter, Launches US Trading – CoinDesk.

Bitcoin exchange Kraken opens in Canada with Vogogo.

Finance Magnates Financial and business news to Offer Digital Currency Trading Services in Exclusive EU Partnership with Fidor Bank AG.

Could bitcoin prices on Bloomberg terminals spur investments?.

Users File FBI Petition Against Kraken, Complain About Stolen Funds.

In April 2014, Kraken became one of the first bitcoin exchanges to be listed on Bloomberg Terminal.5455565758

Emerging Payment Technology Leaders Move to Form Self-Regulatory Organization

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Reuters Editorial (29 June dustry Leading Bitcoin Exchange Kraken Opens in Canada with Vogogo.

Largest M&A Deal In Bitcoin Industry Kraken Acquires Coinsetter and Cavirtex.

Trustee Opens Formal Claims Process for Mt Gox Customers.

Crypto Exchange Kraken Says It Will Probably Register With SEC.

Kraken acquires Cryptowatch for digital asset trading.

Kraken CEO Apologizes for Site Issues as Bitcoin Exchanges Struggle to Meet Demand. 21 November 2017.

This investigation was not welcomed by the CEO of Kraken, Jesse Powell, who declares the investigation as hostile and bad for business. Jesse Powell decided that Kraken wont comply with New York Attorney General Inquiry.116

Joseph Young (2 March 2016).Kraken Reports 2x Increase in New Accounts After U.S. ExpansionBitcoin Magazine

Bitcoin can now be traded against the Euro as Kraken launches leveraged margin trading.

The Legitimization Of Bitcoin: Kraken Partners With BaFin Regulated Fidor Bank Finance Magnates.

Chaparro, Frank (2018-01-23).Bitcoin exchange Coinbase reportedly made more than $1.25 billion in revenues last year.

In July 2013, Kraken joined other U.S. American leaders in the emerging payments and digital currency industry to form the Committee for the Establishment of the Digital Asset Transfer Authority (DATA). The stated aim of the committee was to establish DATA as the future self-regulatory body of the industry.30313233343536DATA held its first annual meeting in April 2014.373839

Kraken Adds Anonymous Cryptocurrency Monero – CoinDesk.

Bitcoin Exchange Kraken Launches New Fiat Funding Options – CoinDesk.

Popper, Michael J. de la Merced and Nathaniel.Trustee Moves to Repay Creditors in Mt. Gox Bitcoin Exchange.

On 10 January 2018 Kraken suspended trading for over 48 hours while it performed an upgrade which was intended only to take 2 hours. Since first opening in 2011 this was the longest interruption to service.18

Digital Asset Transfer Authority (DATA) Announces Annual Meeting Speakers.

Kraken (28 July 2011).Kraken was Born. Kraken

After its public refusal, Kraken expressed an intention to return service to New York residence pending the removal of what it perceived as unfair and counterproductive licensing. Coinsetter, announced to clients in December 2015 that it would thenceforth impose a $65 fee to offset the cost of the very same BitLicense Kraken refused to afford. In absorbing Coinsetter, and by extension Cavirtex, the following month, Kraken opened up its platform to residence of 37 other states, and to all Canadian residence to boot. Alongside this deal, Kraken announced partnerships with payment providers SynapsePay in the U.S. and Vogogo in Canada, in order to provide its newest clients with access to fiat deposits and withdrawals respectively.8889

Bitcoin Exchange Kraken Launches in Japan.

Russell, Jon.Mt. Gox Customers Can Now File Claims For Their Lost Bitcoins.

Mt. Gox Insiders Kraken Bitcoin Exchange to Open in Japan.

Vigna, Paul (2014-04-30).BitBeat: Bitcoins Big Step Forward

In March 2014, Kraken received a US $5 million Series A investment led by Hummingbird Ventures. Other investors included Trace Mayer and Barry Silbert (Bitcoin Opportunity Fund).50515253

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staff, (2014-04-30).Bloomberg terminal now tracking bitcoin price.

Allison, Ian (2017-03-15).Cryptocurrency exchange Kraken begins trading in Melon tokens (MLN).

Mt. Gox, once the worlds largest bitcoin exchange, filed for bankruptcy in February 2014. CEOMark Karpelssaid at the time that about 850,000 bitcoins had been lost, 100,000 belonging to the company and the rest belonging to about 127,000 creditors. Later Karpels found about 200,000 bitcoins, leaving about 650,000 still missing.110109An article in the New York Times pointed out that the process of returning funds could significantly benefit Kraken because creditors will probably have to create a Kraken account to get their money back and some of them might continue using the exchange.110

Six months after Kraken declared that it would not seek aBitLicense, the then newly established regulation for bitcoin businesses serving New York residents, the exchange was finally able to regain access to the North American market in January 2016 by acquiring the NY-based exchange Coinsetter. Additionally, before the acquisition, Coinsetter had recently consolidated the Canadian exchange Cavirtex.8889

Virtual currency industry preps self-regulatory organisation.

Kraken opens for trading with euros, bitcoins and litecoins – CoinDesk.

Highlights From Digital Asset Transfer Authority DATA Inaugural Meeting Money & Tech. 2014-10-27

In aFortunearticle, CEO Jesse Powell is quoted as explaining that the vulnerability was avoided by not relying on transaction IDs alone to track bitcoin transfers: We knew that relying on TXID would eventually cause problems, so we built a more robust system of accounting. We never had to make a fix because we planned ahead and didnt take shortcuts in the beginning.49

Kraken partners with Fidor Bank to offer EU bitcoin trading services.

Kraken to help probe missing bitcoins in MtGox liquidation.

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