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Wash Trading: Blockchain Transparency Institute Reveals Kraken, Coinbase Remain Cleanest Crypto Trading Platforms [u]

The Blockchain Transparency Institute (BTI) has published its updated market surveillance report which revealed that US-based digital asset exchange Kraken and Coinbase are among the cleanest trading platforms in the crypto industry. On September 19, the BTI released its 5th market report that examines and… Read More

Kraken CEO: Media Reports and “Massive Inflows of Fiat” Inflating the Price of Bitcoins, Not Tethers

Jessie Powell, the CEO of the San Francisco-based cryptocurrency trading platform Kraken told TD Ameritraid Monday that real money pouring onto crypto exchanges fuelled Bitcoin’s recent price rise, not controversial synthetic USDs called tethers. Tether printing comes after fiat and not before, said Powell: “Recently,… Read More

Crypto Exchange Kraken is Crowdfunding on Bnk to the Future

Popular crypto exchange Kraken is crowdfunding. Kraken has partnered with Bnk to the Future to “create a rare, but limited opportunity for both large and small investors to own shares of Kraken stock.” Kraken claimed over $85 billion in crypto trading during 2018. Beginning yesterday… Read More

Kraken Lists Cosmos (ATOM) on Cryptocurrency Platform

Cryptocurrency exchange Kraken announced earlier this week it was listing Cosmo (ATOM) on its platform. Kraken reported it has enabled funding and trading. Clients are now able to place buy orders as soon as trading is enabled, but sell orders will not start appearing until… Read More

Former Trading Desk Manager Sues Kraken Crypto Exchange

A man who formerly managed institutional sales and trading for the Kraken cryptocurrency exchange is suing the firm for more than $900 000 USD in commissions he claims are outstanding, Bloomberg reports. The suit filed in New York on April 4th by the Silver-Miller Law… Read More

Crypto Trader Lost $100 000 CAD in QuadrigaCX Exchange’s Final Hours

The disastrous demise of Canadian cryptocurrency exchange QuadrigaCX has been well covered to date, including: the mysterious, sudden death of founder Gerald Cotten in India in early December 2018. the criminal past of Quadriga co-founder Michael Patryn. the alleged $190 million USD “loss” of client funds… Read More

Banking Woes Persist for Crypto, But What Real Value Does Crypto Provide?

Bloomberg has reported that banking for cryptocurrency investment firms and trading platforms continues to be challenging, but absent from the article is a clear articulation of what innovation and value crypto really brings. The article also does little to interrogate the notion of “crypto assets.”… Read More

Kraken Offers $100K Reward in $190 Million Quadriga Failure, Traces Mystery in Podcast Part 1

Owners of the Kraken cryptocurrency exchange platform are offering a $100 ooo USD reward for information that may help recover $190 million USD in funds lost by the Canadian crypto platform QuadrigaCX. Quadriga CX fell apart in January following the untimely death of company CEO… Read More

UK Based Crypto Facilities, a Regulated Crypto Trading and Derivative Platform, is Acquired by Kraken

Kraken, one of the largest cryptocurrency exchanges in operation, has acquired UK based Crypto Facilities, according to a release by Crypto Derivatives. The exact terms of the deal were not disclosed but the two companies said it was a “nine-figure deal” and Kraken’s largest acquisition… Read More

Transparency Report: Shapeshift Crypto Wallet Company Received 60 Subpoenas (or Equivalent) Last Year

Crypto wallet and trading app provider Shapeshift has disclosed that it received 60 requests for information from law enforcement agencies across the globe last year. The company says it is providing the data on law enforcement inquiries in the interest of transparency and to distinguish… Read More

Kraken Crypto Exchange Seeking Private Equity Investors

Kraken cryptocurrency exchange, one of the largest and longest-established crypto exchanges in the US, is offering private equity shares of the company to accredited investors for a minimum investment of $100 000. Kraken sent an email soliciting equity contributions this week to “our most valued… Read More

Kraken Supporting “Volatile” Forked Coin of Bitcoin Cash Despite “Many Red Flags”

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The San Francisco-based cryptocurrency exchange Kraken has begun supporting the “BSV” coin, a crypto token product of last Thursday’s contentious hard forking of Bitcoin Cash. Bitcoin Cash is itself a “fork” or code-splice/copy of Bitcoin created by early Bitcoin champion Roger Ver and allies, who… Read More

Redditors Claim Sudden LayOffs and Security Crackdown at Kraken Crypto Exchange’s Halifax Branch

An employee at a Halifax leg of the Kraken crypto exchange that few knew existed has claimed that employees were suddenly laid off yesterday morning in a high-security atmosphere. The thread was started by “throwaway34034324” on reddit: Redditor “MysteriousPlankton” confirmed within hours that Kraken gathered its Halifax employees… Read More

SEC Rejects Two More Bitcoin ETF Proposals; “Should Not Send the Wrong Signal to Manipulators”

The SEC has rejected the Cboe BZX Exchange’s request for a rule change to allow it to trade long and short Bitcoin Futures ETFs (exchange-traded funds). The Cboe applied in January for the rule change that would allow its GraniteShares Bitcoin ETF “Long Fund” and… Read More

CFTC Subpoenas Four Crypto Exchanges in Bitcoin Market Manipulation Probe, Cryptocurrencies in the Red

As part of a probe examining possible manipulation in Bitcoin markets, the regulator responsible for overseeing futures and commodity trading in the US has subpoenaed four American cryptocurrency exchanges to produce volumes of trade data, WSJ reported Friday June 8th. Top cryptocurrencies have since turned red as this… Read More

Coinbase Launching Crypto Exchange Operation in Japan

The Vice President and General Manager of Coinbase, America’s largest cryptocurrency exchange, announced June 4th that the company is expanding physical operations to Japan. “Our new office will lay the foundation for Japan’s crypto investors to access a range of Coinbase’s products,” writes Dan Romero…. Read More

Kraken Cryptocurrency Exchange Refuses to Cooperate in New York Attorney General’s Inquiry

The CEO of San Francisco-based cryptocurrency exchange Kraken, Jesse Powell, has fired back at a letter from the New York Attorney General’s office asking cryptocurrency exchanges to provide detailed information on their business practices within two weeks. The 34-point request for info was sent to… Read More

New York Attorney General Sends Letter to 13 Cryptocurrency Exchanges, Launches “Integrity Initiative” in Move to Protect Investors & Consumers

The New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman has sent a letter to 13 different cryptocurrency exchanges. Described as a fact-finding inquiry into the policies and practices of platforms used by consumers to trade cryptocurrencies, the AG labeled the move the Virtual Markets Integrity Initiative. The… Read More

Return of the Kraken: Crypto Exchange Back Up and Running After Extended Down Time

Kraken, one of the largest cryptocurrency exchanges in operation, scheduled a system upgrade last week for December 11th. The upgrade was to replace its trading engine with a new and improved version. Originally expected to take just 2 hours, Kraken remained down for several days… Read More

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