San Francisco, California
Founded by Jesse Powell in 2011, Kraken is known for its low transaction fees, wide range of features, and overall security. Following the bankruptcy of former bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox, the Kraken platform assisted in processing claims.
Kraken is available all over the world, but there are only two language options available on the website: English and Japanese.
Total trading pairs: 57
Fiat Accepted: Yes
Kraken’s fees are among the lowest of all the major bitcoin exchanges.
Kraken’s fees can range from 0% to 0.26% depending on the account tier and whether you’re buying or selling.
Verification: Yes. Five different account types (scaled from 0 to 4).
All information and documents you submit for account verification are reviewed through our automated or manual verification methods. Depending on which method can be used to verify your details, account verification times can vary.
Kraken is a very secure site thanks to its two-factor authentication feature. This is available not only on account login but also in the trading and funding processes, providing an extra layer of security.