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Digital Assets Firm Kraken Obtains VASP Registration from Dutch Central Bank

Kraken is reporting they have obtained a VASP registration from the Dutch Central Bank (DNB), as part of their European growth strategy. In a blog post, digital asset firm Kraken notes that this registration will allow them “to expand into an important European market and… Read More

Digital Asset Firm Kraken Announces Key Appointments to Support Business Growth

Kraken, one of the world’s longest-standing and “most secure” crypto platforms, announced it is further strengthening its leadership team with two key appointments that will help position the company for continued growth amid evolving regulatory environments globally. With the appointment of Gilles BianRosa as Chief… Read More

Digital Assets: Kraken Reportedly Passes November 2023 Proof of Reserves

Kraken says it’s pleased to announce the have successfully completed our latest Proof of Reserves. Clients can verify their account balances “are fully backed with on-chain assets, custodied securely by Kraken, for supported cryptocurrencies as of the November 30, 2023 snapshot.” This most recent Proof… Read More

Kraken Responds to SEC Allegations, Says that SEC Demands Compliance with Regime that “Does Not Exist”

The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filed a complaint alleging that Kraken operates as “an unregistered securities exchange, broker, and clearing house.” Kraken says they disagree and intend “to vigorously defend their position in court.” The news has no impact “on the products they… Read More

Next: SEC Charges Kraken With Operating Unregistered Securities Exchange

The  Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has charged Kraken with operating an unregistered securities exchange as the agency continues its pursuit of crypto firms deemed to be transgressing securities laws. The SEC charged Payward Inc. and Payward Ventures, Inc., which do business as Kraken. Kraken… Read More

Digital Assets: Kraken Introduces VASP Services in Belgium

Kraken has launched VASP services in Belgium, utilising its EU subsidiary, which has registered under the VASP regimes in Ireland, Spain and Italy. This launch reinforces Kraken’s ongoing commitment “to upholding Europe’s robust anti-money laundering and compliance standards. And further underscores Kraken’s dedication to advancing… Read More

Digital Asset Firm Kraken to Acquire Dutch Crypto Broker BCM

Kraken is pleased to announce their planned acquisition of Coin Meester B.V. (BCM) in the Netherlands. The deal highlights our commitment “to growing their business in Europe by leveraging our strong financial position and highly competitive product offering.” Founded in 2017, BCM claims it is… Read More

Kraken Remains Focused on European Markets, Secures EU E-Money License

Kraken, one of the “longest-standing” crypto platforms, announced it has received authorization from the Central Bank of Ireland as an E-Money Institution (EMI). In addition, Kraken has also “registered with the Bank of Spain as a Virtual Asset Service Provider (VASP).” These authorizations highlight Kraken’s… Read More

Australian Securities and Investments Commission Sues Crypto Exchange Bit Trade, Kraken Partner

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) has sued Bit Trade Pty, a partner of Kraken that services clients in Australia. According to a statement issued by the regulator, Bit Trade has “failed to comply with the design and distribution obligations for the margin trading… Read More

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

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