Kraken is a bitcoin exchange in euro volume and liquidity that trades various currencies, including Canadian dollars, US dollars, British pounds, and Japanese yen.

Kraken is the world’s largest global bitcoin exchange in euro volume and liquidity.

Kraken was founded in Jul 2011 by Jesse Powell. The company is headquartered in San Francisco, California, with multiple offices worldwide.


Kraken 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 Toyko’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.


Kraken is backed by SBI Investment, Money Partners Group, Hummingbird Ventures, Blockchain Capital, Digital Currency Group and others. The company has raised a total of $118.5M in funding to date. Kraken was valued at $4B after it had raised it Series funding round in Feb 2019. Kraken has also acquired Cryptowatch, CleverCoin, Cavirtex, Glidera, Coinsetter and CryptoFacilities to date.



  • Year founded: 2011
  • Funding Info: $118.5M over 6 Rounds (Latest Funding Type: Series C)
  • Yearly Revenue: NA
  • Employee Size: 1,001-5,000
  • Business Valuation: Valued at $4B as of Feb 4, 2019
  • City/Town: San Francisco
  • State: California
  • Country: United States
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