Tag: announcements

Mar 10 2021

Kraken Commits Funding to Ethereum 2.0 Transition with New Gitcoin Giving

Mar 10 2021 Published at Kraken Blog under tags  announcements eth grants

Kraken is excited to announce it will match up to $50,000 in donations to open-source Ethereum infrastructure projects as part of Gitcoin’s latest donation drive starting March 10. Over two weeks, Gitcoin, a platform for fundraising built on the Ethereum blockchain, will match user grants… The post Kraken Commits...

Feb 23 2021

Kraken Reacts to Market Selloff

Feb 23 2021 Published at Kraken Blog under tags  announcements featured | kraken news

Kraken works hard to maintain a secure and fair exchange for all clients and to ensure traders are always freely able to execute orders – even amid the more volatile moments common to the growing digital asset market. The digital asset market remains unique among financial… The post Kraken Reacts to Market Selloff appeared first on...

Feb 11 2021

Kraken Backs Launch of Venture Capital Fund

Kraken is supporting the launch of a new independent initiative to actively invest in early stage cryptocurrency and fintech startups. Kraken Ventures, a global investment operation with a presence in Austin, Berlin, Hong Kong, London, New York, and San Francisco will provide the necessary resources… The post Kraken Backs Launch of Venture Capital...

Feb 02 2021

Kraken Deploys System Upgrades After Surge in Crypto Interest

Feb 02 2021 Published at Kraken Blog under tags  announcements kraken | kraken news

On January 29, there was unprecedented demand for Kraken services that far exceeded our surge prediction modeling. For context, $56 billion was traded on our platform in January of this year – more than all the volume transacted for the full year of 2019. This… The post Kraken Deploys System Upgrades After Surge in Crypto...

Feb 01 2021

Kraken Donates $100k to Coin Center

Feb 01 2021 Published at Kraken Blog under tags  announcements featured kraken

Kraken is excited to announce a $100k donation to Coin Center, one of the leading non-profit advocacy groups focused on the public policy issues facing digital asset technologies. This latest donation is part of Kraken’s ongoing commitment to the excellent work Coin Center does to… The post Kraken Donates $100k to Coin Center appeared first on...

Jan 04 2021

Kraken Files Formal Response to Last-Minute US Government Crypto Rulemaking

Jan 04 2021 Published at Kraken Blog under tags  announcements kraken | kraken news

Kraken recently warned of the deficiencies in a proposed U.S. government rulemaking. Today, Kraken is publishing its official response. Kraken believes the proposed rule would be bad for America and for the world. It would be a substantial departure from existing law. It would require… The post Kraken Files Formal Response to Last-Minute US...

Dec 30 2020

Going Global: Kraken’s 2020 Year in Review

Dec 30 2020 Published at Kraken Blog under tags  announcements kraken | kraken news

2020 proved a wild year for digital asset investors as prices swung from steep lows to all-time highs, but Kraken navigated a steady course and continued to shepherd industry growth. As you prepare for the year ahead (one our VIP clients think will bring… The post Going Global: Kraken's 2020 Year in Review appeared first on...

Dec 23 2020

Join the Kraken X-Mas Party with 3LAU – Live in Decentraland!

Dec 23 2020 Published at Kraken Blog under tags  announcements | kraken news mana nft

We are excited to invite you to the Kraken HQ X-Mas Party in Decentraland with the hottest DJ in the space, 3LAU! Collect limited edition Epic, Legendary & Mythic NFT wearables and dance the night away with your friends. You can either attend as a… The post Join the Kraken X-Mas Party with 3LAU – Live in Decentraland! appeared first on...

Dec 08 2020

Clients Deposit Over 100K ETH on Kraken’s New Ethereum 2.0 Staking Service

Dec 08 2020 Published at Kraken Blog under tags  announcements eth | kraken news

Kraken is pleased to announce its new Ethereum 2.0 staking service has passed a key milestone, with clients depositing over 100,000 ETH (worth more than $60 million) in just four days since launch. The total amount staked on Kraken hit the threshold Tuesday, meaning approximately… The post Clients Deposit Over 100K...

Dec 07 2020

How You Can Help Kraken Fund Open-Source Ethereum Developers

Dec 07 2020 Published at Kraken Blog under tags  announcements dai eth | kraken news

Kraken recently announced it will match up to $150,000 in donations to open- source Ethereum developers as the lead sponsor of the latest Gitcoin funding drive. This means that from now until December 17, you can join the Gitcoin community and donate cryptocurrency to the teams… The post How You Can Help Kraken Fund Open-Source...

Dec 03 2020

Kraken Will Match $150,000 in Grants to Ethereum Developers with Gitcoin

Dec 03 2020 Published at Kraken Blog under tags  announcements eth featured | kraken news

Kraken is excited to announce it will match $150,000 in donations to open- source Ethereum projects in collaboration with Gitcoin, an Ethereum-based platform for fundraising. The grants will mark Kraken’s first-ever donation to an Ethereum project, a development we feel recognizes the project’s maturity both as… The post Kraken Will Match $150,000 in...

Nov 24 2020

Kraken Grants $150,000 to New Bitcoin Developer Center Brink

Nov 24 2020 Published at Kraken Blog under tags  announcements bitcoin

We are pleased to announce Kraken has agreed to donate $150,000 to Brink, a new research and development center seeking to educate the next generation of Bitcoin developers. Founded by Chaincode Labs developer John Newbery and Bitcoin Optech contributor Mike Schmidt, Brink aims to address… The post Kraken Grants $150,000 to New...

Oct 30 2020

WATCH: Super Bull Michael Saylor Says Bitcoin is ‘The Central Bank of Cyberspace’

Oct 30 2020 Published at Kraken Blog under tags  announcements btc | kraken news

In our newest free webinar on Friday, Kraken Growth Lead Dan Held welcomed special guest Michael Saylor, the co-founder and CEO of MicroStrategy for a deep dive into his personal investment philosophy and strategy. Known as the "bull of bulls" in Bitcoin circles, Saylor did… The post WATCH: Super...

Oct 28 2020

The $425 Million Bitcoin Bet – A Free Kraken Webinar w/ Dan Held & Michael Saylor – October 30 @ 14:00 UTC

Oct 28 2020 Published at Kraken Blog under tags  announcements btc kraken | kraken news

He’s making a BIG bet on Bitcoin. Square, JP Morgan, Bloomberg – there have been major macro tailwinds for Bitcoin of late, but none quite like MicroStrategy CEO Michael Saylor’s $425 million buy with no intention to sell. To unpack this news and what it means… The post The $425 Million Bitcoin...

Oct 22 2020

Kraken Launches Account Funding and Trading in Japan

Oct 22 2020 Published at Kraken Blog under tags  announcements | kraken news

Today we are pleased to announce an important milestone in our high-growth expansion into the APAC region, with the launch of account funding and trading in Japan. The following services are now available to Japan residents: Spot trading in 5 major cryptocurrencies – Bitcoin… The post Kraken Launches Account Funding and Trading in...

Sep 22 2020

COVID Security: A Free Kraken Webinar w/ Nick Percoco – September 25 @ 14:00 UTC

Sep 22 2020 Published at Kraken Blog under tags  announcements kraken | kraken news

As Kraken’s Chief Security Officer, Nick Percoco knows firsthand how to protect clients at one of the world’s largest cryptocurrency companies from cutting-edge cyber attacks. However, in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s more important than ever that traders and investors take matters into… The post COVID...

Sep 18 2020

Kraken Is Returning to Japan

Sep 18 2020 Published at Kraken Blog under tags  announcements kraken | kraken news

Kraken is excited to announce we will soon be reopening services in Japan, a move that’s part of a broader initiative to expand our industry-leading services into high-growth APAC markets. The announcement follows Kraken’s expansion into the rapidly growing Australian market with the acquisition… The post Kraken Is Returning to Japan appeared first on...

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