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Kraken’s Strategy for Canadian Market Growth

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Kraken bolsters its Canadian offering

In a recent blog post titled "Kraken bolsters its Canadian offering" Kraken discusses several key updates regarding their services in Canada.

About Kraken

  • Kraken, founded in 2011 by Jesse Powell, is based in San Francisco, California, USA. The platform was developed in response to the catastrophic failure of the Mt. Gox exchange and was designed with the aim of providing a secure and advanced option for cryptocurrency traders. Since its inception, Kraken has grown to become one of the largest and most respected cryptocurrency exchanges in the world.
  • In March 2023, Kraken filed their pre-registration undertaking (PRU) with the OSC allowing them to operate while their application is reviewed.  The OSC hosts a registration and pre-registration page on their website confirming that Kraken (Payward Canada Inc.) had filed their PRU.
  • Kraken emphasizes its commitment to adhering to local regulations while providing Canadians with optimal crypto access.

Canadian Updates

1. Expanded Interac e-Transfer Funding

  • Kraken has introduced Interac e-Transfer as a funding option for all Canadian clients, available across its Mobile and Web platforms.
  • Interac e-Transfer, which is utilized by 90% of Canadians to send CAD electronically, facilitates over a billion transactions annually.
  • To celebrate the new feature, Kraken has lowered its Interac e-Transfer fee to 0.95%.

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2. New Coin Listings

  • Kraken is set to list eight new crypto assets for trading in Canada, which include Astar (ASTR), Audius (AUDIO), Centrifuge (CFG), Moonbeam (GLMR), GensoKishi Metaverse (MV), Perpetual Protocol (PERP), Sui (SUI), and Woo Network (WOO).
  • More assets are expected to be added over time.

3. Board Appointment

  • Dina Mainville, a cryptocurrency regulatory compliance specialist and founder of Collisionless, has been appointed to the Payward Canada board of directors.
  • Dina has extensive knowledge in money laundering controls for blockchain assets and has advised numerous Global Fortune 500 companies on blockchain initiatives.  She has also trained numerous government and law enforcement professionals on cryptocurrency forensic investigation strategies.

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