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Coinbase-Backed Crypto Ratings Council Adds eToro, OKCoin

News The Coinbase-backed Crypto Ratings Council (CRC), a group of major United States’ cryptocurrency firms seeking regulatory clarity, has welcomed new members. Established in late 2019, the CRC has expanded to include members like trading platform eToro, crypto exchange OKCoin and Radar, the sta..

Kraken Hires Former CoinDesk Editor Pete Rizzo for Content Department

News Pete Rizzo, former editor-in-chief at leading crypto news outlet CoinDesk, has started a new position at cryptocurrency exchange Kraken. Per a Jan. 15 announcement from Kraken, Rizzo’s new role as Editor-at-Large will entail responsibility for content production for the company’s new products..

Australia’s Oldest Crypto Exchange Joins Growing Roster of Kraken Acquisitions

News U.S.-based crypto exchange Kraken has acquired Australia’s oldest crypto exchange. In a recent development, Kraken announced its acquisition of Bit Trade, an Australia-based crypto exchange formed in 2013, in a Jan. 14 press release on Kraken’s blog. The Bit Trades website will, for the tim..

Joint Coinbase-Circle Stablecoin Project USDC Listed on Competitor Kraken

News Crypto exchange Kraken has added stablecoin USD Coin (USDC) to its list of trading pairs. Touted as “the world’s fastest-growing stablecoin,” USDC saw listing today on crypto exchange Kraken, per a press release provided to Cointelegraph on Jan. 8. USDC developed by Circle and CoinbasePayme..

Law Enforcement Requests to Kraken Hit All-Time-High, Up 49% in 2019

News Law enforcement requests to cryptocurrency exchange Kraken hit their highest ever volume in 2019, rising 49% to 710 as compared with 475 the previous year. The data was revealed in a tweet from the exchange on Jan. 6, which included a snapshot taken from the new 2019 Transparency Report from ..

Ethereum Co-Founder Reportedly Sells 90k ETH To U.S. Cryptocurrency Exchange

News Ethereum (ETH) co-founder and core developer, Jeffrey Wilcke, has reportedly sent 92,000 ETH ($11.5 million) to U.S. cryptocurrency exchange Kraken on Dec. 25. While Cointelegraph reported early today about concerns that Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin could be planning to sell $25 millio..

Former Kraken Employee Sues Exchange for ‘Unethical and Illegal Business Tactics’

News A former employee of United States-based cryptocurrency exchange Kraken initiated legal proceedings against the company in connection with breach of contract and sanctions violation, among other issues. Per a court document filed on Nov. 26, Nathan Peter Runyon — a marine wartime veteran and ..

Crypto Regulation Is Coming To Europe: Are Exchanges Ready for New Rules?

News The deadline is rapidly approaching. 5AMLD — the Fifth Anti-Money Laundering Directive — is a piece of legislation that brings fiat-to-crypto exchanges and custodial wallets across the European Union under a new first-of-its-kind regulatory framework. Exchanges must achieve compliance with t..

Circle Sells OTC Desk to Kraken to Focus On Stablecoin

News San Francisco-based cryptocurrency exchange Kraken announced that it has acquired Circle’s over-the-counter (OTC) desk. In a Dec. 17 blog post, Kraken said that the company has bought “one of the most recognized OTC desks in crypto.” Circle co-founders Sean Neville and Jeremy Allaire confirme..

Crypto Exchange Kraken Adds Support for Tezos Staking

News Cryptocurrency exchange Kraken is launching support for Tezos (XTZ) staking, according to an announcement published on Dec. 11. Starting on Dec 13., Kraken will enable its users to trade with XTZ and obtain instant financial rewards. To begin staking XTZ, users have to put the cryptocurrency ..

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