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Stablecoins: Kraken Announces Trading Support for TrueUSD (TUSD)

Kraken recently revealed that it now supports the deposits and withdrawals of TrueUSD (TUSD) on the Tron Network. As explained by Kraken, Tron is a blockchain platform “where developers can deploy their own decentralized applications (dApps).” Tron is powered “by delegated proof-of-stake (DPoS), a system… Read More

Digital Asset Firm Kraken Appoints Vishnu Patankar as CTO

Kraken, which claims to be one of the world’s “longest standing” and most “trusted” crypto platforms, announced the appointment of Vishnu Patankar as Chief Technology Officer (CTO). Patankar reportedly “brings over twenty years of technology expertise to Kraken and helped Fortune 500 companies like Microsoft,… Read More

Digital Asset Firm Kraken Completes SOC 2, Type I for Custody, Funding Services

As part of Kraken’s commitment to client security, they have reportedly completed and passed an independent auditor’s examination over internal controls as defined by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) SOC 2, Type I compliance standard. Kraken has shared details “about this process… Read More

Bitcoin Network Under Stress, Bitfinex Says No Worries

The Bitcoin network has endured rising congestion due to several reasons, including a new NFT-like minting protocol. Binance struggled in recent days to process BTC transactions so much that it had to pause these transfers – a surprising move by the world’s largest crypto exchange… Read More

Republic Crypto, Kraken to Testify in Front of House Subcommittee on Digital Assets Financial Technology and Inclusion

Announced last week, the House Subcommittee on Digital Assets, Financial Technology, and Inclusion has scheduled a hearing on digital assets. The hearing entitled The Future of Digital Assets: Measuring the Regulatory Gaps in the Digital Asset Markets, is a joint hearing with the Agriculture Subcommittee… Read More

Digital Asset Firm Kraken Secures Virtual Asset Service Provider (VASP) Registration in Ireland

Kraken has successfully registered its Irish subsidiary, Payward Europe Solutions Limited, with the Central Bank of Ireland (CBI) as a Virtual Asset Service Provider (VASP). The firm claims that Kraken’s Irish VASP registration “demonstrates to both their clients and regulators that Kraken follows Europe’s most… Read More

Digital Assets: Kraken’s OTC Portal Now Part of Kraken Pro

Kraken is pleased to announce that Kraken’s OTC Portal is now integrated within Kraken Pro. This integration “allows OTC clients to access the features and functionality they know and love from our OTC Desk via a fully automated, self-service UI.” You may access the OTC… Read More

Coinbase CEO Calls Ability to Register with SEC “Fake”

The SEC’s takedown of Kraken’s staking service continues to generate after-shocks as the digital asset industry ponders its ability to provide services to US customers. Kraken paid a $30 million penalty to make the issue go away without admitting or denying any guilt regarding the… Read More

A Paternalistic and Lazy Regulator: SEC Commissioner Hester Peirce Criticizes Kraken Enforcement Action

SEC Commissioner Hester Peirce has shared her thoughts on the enforcement action taken against Kraken. The crypto exchange agreed to pay a $30 million penalty pertaining to its staking service. The ability for US clients to earn a return on parked Proof of Stake digital… Read More

SEC Crypto Crackdown Expected to Continue. Who Will Be Next?

  SEC Chair Gary Gensler received some face time this morning on CNBC in the wake of the Commission’s enforcement action taken against crypto exchange Kraken. The platform was compelled to pay a $30 million penalty for its staking service offered to US investors. Staking… Read More

Fireblocks, Proof of Stake Alliance Comment on Kraken’s Settlement with SEC

  Digital asset firm Kraken’s settlement with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has left many wondering what this means for the industry’s future. Fireblocks’ Chief Legal & Compliance Officer Jason Allegrante and Proof of Stake Alliance (POSA)’s Executive Director Alison Mangiero have the… Read More

Coinbase Shares Sink 14% Following SEC Enforcement Action Targeting Kraken

Shares in Coinbase (NASDAQ:COIN), the only publicly traded crypto exchange in the US, tanked today – perhaps reacting to the SEC’s enforcement action taken against rival crypto exchange Kraken. In a complaint revealed today, the SEC claimed that crypto staking, or staking as a service,… Read More

Staking No More: Kraken Hit With $30 Million Penalty by SEC, Halts Crypto Staking for US Accounts

Following industry rumblings anticipating the move, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has taken action against crypto exchange Kraken in regard to their staking service. Kraken has settled the charges by the SEC without admitting or denying the allegations and paying a $30 million penalty…. Read More

Digital Asset Firm Kraken Releases Latest Transparency Report

In an effort to lead the industry in “trust” and “transparency” on their mission to accelerate the adoption of cryptocurrency, Kraken is pleased to release its 2022 Transparency Report. The 2022 Transparency Report “provides a summary of how they protect their clients’ privacy and financial… Read More

Bitcoin Adoption Still in Early Growth Phase as Relatively Small Percentage of People Invested in Crypto-Assets: Report

The Bitcoin market has evolved “dramatically” since its launch in 2009, according to an update from Kraken. The team at Kraken notes that what was once an “intimately small” group of tech enthusiasts has grown into a global community of investors. Some 40 million crypto… Read More

Kraken Remains Committed to Accelerating Crypto Adoption, Despite Layoffs, Exiting Japan

There has never been a “dull moment” in crypto, and this year was no exception, the team at Kraken noted. In 2022, Kraken celebrated 11 years of their mission “to accelerate the adoption of cryptocurrency so that you and the rest of the world can… Read More

NFTs: Kraken NFT Adds RENGA Black Box, Invisible Friends, Great Goats, Other Collections

The team at Kraken has announced that they have added ten new NFT collections to Kraken NFT for our current beta testers to explore, collect and trade. After revealing the first 70 collections earlier this year, and dozens more over the past few weeks, Kraken… Read More

Bitcoin Taproot Address Supported on Kraken

Digital asset firm Kraken is pleased to announce that their crypto trading platform now supports withdrawals to Taproot (Bech32m) Bitcoin addresses. Taproot is “an upgrade to the Bitcoin protocol that aims to improve the privacy and efficiency of the world’s first and largest cryptocurrency.” Taproot… Read More

Kraken to Slash Employee Count by 1100 Individuals

Kraken, the third largest crypto exchange according to Coinmarketcap, has decided to reduce its workforce by 1100 employees representing approximately 30% of its headcount. The reduction in employees was revealed in a blog post today by Kraken CEO and co-founder Jesse Powell. Powell said the… Read More

Senator Ron Wyden, Chairman of Senate Finance Committee – Presses Crypto Exchanges on Risk, Consumer Protection

  Senator Ron Wyden, the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Finance, has sent letters to several crypto exchanges which operate in the US pressing them on consumer protection concerns in the wake of the bankruptcy of FTX. Senator Wyden contacted the following crypto exchanges; … Read More

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