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Kraken’s Dave Ripley Denounces SBF as a Fraudster

Dave Ripley – the incoming CEO of crypto exchange Kraken – said he has inside information that FTX scammed its users.  He expects more contagion from the crisis, assuring that his entity would not be affected. More Pain Coming In a recent interview for Bloomberg, Ripley described Sam Bankman-Fried (former CEO of the bankrupt platform FTX) as a “fraudster.” He also thinks it will take time for relevant watchdogs and the government to discover the reasons for the catastrophe...

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Kraken Slashes 30% of Workforce Amid Bear Market Pressure

Kraken is the latest cryptocurrency exchange that’s been forced to downsize in the face of macroeconomic headwinds and a devastating crypto bear market.  According to an announcement from the firm on Wednesday, leadership has been forced to slash 30% of its workforce, amounting to 1100 workers.  The reduction in size takes Kraken’s headcount back to where it was 12 months ago. The firm said it was forced to grow fast over the past few years to keep up with client demand. ...

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Kraken Settles With The SEC And Pays $362k For Violating U.S Sanctions on Iran

The U.S. Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) has made it clear that it will keep imposing fines on cryptocurrency exchanges for alleged violations of the U.S. sanctions system. This time it was the turn of Kraken, one of the oldest crypto exchanges in the U.S. Who will be next? Kraken, a well-known American crypto exchange, agreed to pay a fine of more than $362,000 to the Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) for “apparently” violating U.S....

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Crypto Exchange Kraken Is Cutting Off Russian Customers

Popular digital currency trading platform Kraken has announced it is cutting off all business with Russian customers, and the country will not be able to take advantage of its digital currency services. Kraken Ends All Russia-Based Services The big question to ask here is, “What the heck happened?” Back in March of this year, Kraken said that it was going to be one of the few digital currency exchanges that would not comply with present U.S. sanctions, and it wouldn’t...

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Future Kraken CEO Lashes Out at FTX ‘Thieves’

As the public opinion of former crypto hotshot Sam Bankman-Fried continues to wane, criticism aimed at him and his business is only growing fiercer. Jesse Powell, Kraken’s current CEO, who will be stepping down shortly, already criticized Sam Bankman-Fried for his attitude and hubris. According to Powell, SBF acted like he knew everything despite being late to the party and spent far too much money currying political favor. Although Powell will be retiring from the position...

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Kraken Freezes FTX and Alameda Accounts, Provides Proof of Reserves

On Nov. 13, the Kraken exchange announced that it has been in contact with law enforcement regarding the accounts held by the bankrupt FTX group. It added that it had frozen any accounts linked to FTX, Alameda, and its executives to protect their creditors. Kraken said that its own clients are not affected, and the exchange maintains full reserves. The exchange is ranked nineteenth largest by 24-hour volume, according to CoinGecko. Kraken has spoken with law enforcement...

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Kraken’s Jesse Powell Blasts FTX CEO, Lists All Red Flags About SBF

The past few days were unnerving as the crypto industry watched the fall of FTX, one of the world’s largest crypto exchanges. With FTX now insolvent, some of the biggest and oldest players in the space have started expressing disappointment at the company’s CEO, Sam Bankman-Fried (SBF), popularly known as crypto’s white knight. Jesse Powell Blasts SBF One such person is Jesse Powell, co-founder and former CEO of crypto exchange Kraken, who has taken to Twitter to blast SBF,...

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Change of Heart: Kraken Closes Accounts for all Russian Users

The US-based cryptocurrency exchange – Kraken – joined the list of platforms restricting services to Russian consumers. The decision comes as a result of the latest sanctions that the European Union (EU) imposed on the largest country by landmass for its invasion of Ukraine. Other trading venues that have already ended ties with Russian users include BlockchainCom, CryptoCom, and more. Russia’s military campaign in Ukraine, which started in February, caused the Western world...

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