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Kraken

Year founded 2011
company founders Jesse Powell Hisham Elhaddad
HQ California
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Website www.kraken.com

Kraken is the world’s largest global bitcoin exchange in euro volume and liquidity. It was the first bitcoin exchange to have its market data displayed on the Bloomberg Terminal, the first to pass a cryptographically verifiable proof-of-reserves audit, and one of the first exchanges to offer leveraged bitcoin margin trading. Kraken is trusted by millions of traders, institutions, and authorities across the world, from Tokyo’s court-appointed trustee to Germany’s BaFin regulated Fidor Bank. In January 2016, Kraken announced that it was acquiring prominent bitcoin exchanges Coinsetter and Cavirtex to expand into American and Canadian markets. In 2019 Kraken acquired Crypto Facilities, a registered futures platform.

Meet the Founders

Jesse Powell and Hisham Elhaddad

Jesse Powell is an expert in virtual currencies, online/international payments and fraud. He is a 15-year veteran of the virtual currency industry. Hisham Elhaddad is a co-founder and managing partner at HOF Capital, where he focuses on machine learning, deep tech and enterprise software.