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Kraken is your bridge to the world of crypto

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Mission & Key Concepts

Our mission is to accelerate the adoption of cryptocurrency so that you and the rest of the world can achieve financial freedom and inclusion.

Our range of successful products are playing an important role in the mainstream adoption of crypto assets. We attract people who constantly push themselves to think differently and chart exciting new paths in a rapidly growing industry. Kraken is a diverse group of dreamers and doers who see value in being radically transparent.

What we do

  • Empowering investors. Whether you’re an advanced trader or a crypto-beginner, Kraken gives you the power to chart your own financial course. Our exchange has an ever-growing number of cryptocurrency pairs for you to invest in and a slew of tools and features for you to leverage as you grow your portfolio. 
  • Supporting institutions. From over-the-counter trading to personalized white-glove account management, Kraken is the premier cryptocurrency investing solution for institutions of all sizes. We offer exceptional liquidity and competitive pricing for all our markets so you can achieve your investment goals quickly and confidently.


We (mostly) work remote, but we always work together.

  • Work where you want. 90% of Krakenites work remotely, we believe people do their best work wherever they're happiest.
  • Flexibility and Autonomy. We are highly results-focused vs. time-focused. We want you to work when and how you need to keep you at your most proactive.

What’s a Krakenite?

Krakenites are passionate, curious, hard working and security minded. We are not afraid of challenging the norm and taking over the crypto space while doing so.

We value autonomy and freedom to explore all of our potential. We don’t box ourselves in physically or mentally.

Above all, we value kindness. From executive leadership onwards, we are committed to making Kraken a welcoming and respectful community.

Detailed guide on Kraken Culture

History & Achievements

Founded in 2011 and with over 9 million clients, Kraken is one of the world's largest, most successful bitcoin exchanges and we're growing faster than ever.

Our Founders have worked together for over 20 years in remote-first companies, in the virtual goods industry. Prior to Kraken, from 2001-2011, they ran a virtual goods marketplace for video games called Lewt, which was constantly plagued by payment problems. Digital currency was obviously the future and when they discovered Bitcoin in 2011 they went all-in, sold Lewt and started Kraken with the belief that Bitcoin – if they could drive adoption – would improve life for billions of people.

Core Team

Jesse Powell, Co-Founder, CEO


  • We value diversity. Our Team is spread across 60 countries. By joining Kraken you'll be part of a truly multicultural organization that values diversity and inclusion.
  • A new approach to salary. Kraken prides itself on being at the forefront of crypto innovation, and that means the majority of our workforce has the option to be paid in bitcoin.
  • Equity Options. Kraken owes its success and growth to its people. That's why we offer nearly all our Krakenites a stake in the company.