Tag: jesse powell

Sep 21 2022

Kraken CEO Jesse Powell moving to Chairman role to focus on crypto industry advocacy

Sep 21 2022 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  exchanges jesse powell kraken

Kraken's Co-founder and CEO Jesse Powell is stepping down from his position and will be replaced by the firm's COO Dave Ripley, according to a Sept 21 press statement. Powell will become the chairman of the company's board; he will now be focusing on product development and crypto industry advocacy. The press release...

Jun 16 2022

New York Times report says Kraken’s CEO began culture war

Jun 16 2022 Published at CryptoSlate under tags  culture exchanges jesse powell kraken people

A New York Times report has revealed how Kraken CEO Jesse Powell started a culture war within the organization that created a toxic workplace. According to the report, the CEO of one of the biggest crypto exchanges in the US has spoken...

Jun 15 2022

Kraken CEO lashes out against some employees for being ‘bad fit’

Kraken CEO Jesse Powell lashed out on Twitter against some employees for going against the company's crypto-first culture, saying that around 20 people out of its 3,200 workforce were not fit for the organization. Powell revealed that these employees' actions have impacted others' productivity, labeling them a "bad fit."...

May 15 2022

Kraken CEO Shuts Down San Francisco Headquarters – Here’s Why

Jesse Powell, Kraken CEO, talks more in detail about why he decided to shut down Kraken’s headquarters in San Francisco. Kraken was one of the pioneering Bitcoin exchanges. They had this headquarters too in New York. However, New York announced a strict BitLicense regulation in 2015 which prompted Powell to remove Kraken from the Big Apple for good....

Feb 28 2022

Should Crypto Exchanges Ban Russian Users? Kraken CEO’s Opinion

Amongst the fundamental values of crypto, an important point is having financial freedom for all. Crypto is meant to be an unbiased tool, untied to the strings of governments and banks, a tool against oppression and authoritarianism. If your money can be taken away from you by regimes and governments, is it truly your money? This is why people nowadays think that...

Feb 24 2022

Kraken CEO Lambasts Canada’s Financial System, Backs Bitcoin and Truckers

Feb 24 2022 Published at Coingape under tags  btcbrl btcbusd btcdai btceur btcgbp

Jesse Powell, the CEO of crypto exchange Kraken recently criticized Canada's emergency act aimed at ending the truckers' protest. The Ontario Securities Commission recently announced the seizure of crypto wallets after truckers...

Feb 19 2022

Marty Bent Explains The Importance Of Bitcoin Self-Custody In U.S. National TV

Once again, bitcoin takes the big stage. Marty Bent, host of the “Tales From The Crypt” podcast, told a national audience: “They can only seize your digital currency, your bitcoin, if you’re holding it in an exchange.” It was in controversial TV personality Tucker Carlson’s show. The general theme, once again, was...

Feb 18 2022

Kraken CEO Advises Crypto Users To Ditch Centralized Exchanges

The protests in Canada and the subsequent turn to cryptocurrencies to fund protesters continue to rage on. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau recently evoked the Canada Emergencies, which has had serious ramifications for some of the protesters. As the Canadian government prepares to freeze accounts said to belong to protesters in the Freedom Convoy, CEO of Kraken Jesse Powell, has advised investors to keep...

Dec 24 2021

Breaking: Kraken to facilitate NFTs as collateral for loans

Dec 24 2021 Published at Coingape under tags  btcbrl btcbusd btcdai btceur btcgbp

Kraken CEO, Jesse Powell has done it again. Powell recently revealed to Bloomberg that the crypto exchange platform is now also working towards launching a Non-Fungible Token (NFT) marketplace that can allow consumers to make functional uses of their tokenised collection, including utilising NFTs as collateral to borrow funds against. Powell noted that the upcoming NFT The post Breaking: Kraken to facilitate NFTs...

Sep 20 2021

Coinbase To Develop A Software For U.S. Enforcement Agency For $1.36 Million

While Coinbase seems to be facing imminent court action from the Security and Exchange Commission, it is signing new deals with other government agencies. The SEC is fighting against the Coinbase lending product, and the exchange says it refuses regulation through litigation. However, all the threats seem not to be holding the exchange back. Since August, the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement...

Jun 17 2021

Dec 17 2020

Kraken CEO Jesse Powell Named to Coindesk’s 2020 ‘Most Influential’ List

Dec 17 2020 Published at Kraken Blog under tags  coindesk jesse powell | kraken news

Kraken CEO Jesse Powell has made it his mission to ease the adoption curve for new cryptocurrency investors and traders – and that vision is having an industry-wide impact. In fact, Coindesk, one of the market’s leading publications, has recognized Jesse by selecting him as… The post Kraken CEO Jesse Powell Named to...

Dec 08 2020

Jesse Powell: Bitcoin Banker

In 2011, Jesse Powell stored digital assets for online gamers. Now, his crypto exchange has created a bank for which he helped develop the rules.

Kraken CEO Jesse Powell Talks Bitcoin’s Price Surge and DeFi Support

Dec 08 2020 Published at Kraken Blog under tags  defi jesse powell | kraken news

Bitcoin has returned to all-time highs, and with it, cryptocurrencies are again garnering attention from investors and legislators alike. To help educate the public on these pressing trends, Kraken CEO Jesse Powell joined Yahoo Finance Live last Friday to discuss these topics within the context… The post Kraken CEO Jesse...

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