Kraken acquires TradeStation Crypto to expand reach in the US

Monday 22 April 2024 12:55 CET | News

US-based digital asset exchange Kraken has bought TradeStation Crypto to expand its regulatory licensing in the US.


Kraken’s takeover of TradeStation Crypto, the digital asset-focused division of online brokerage TradeStation, expands the cryptocurrency exchange's regulatory licensing in the US.

Officials from Kraken have confirmed they’ve purchased TradeStation's crypto business. The transaction is part of their efforts to accelerate their US presence and will unlock further growth and new product opportunities in the country.

Kraken has bought TradeStation Crypto to expand its regulatory licensing in the US.

TradeStation Crypto has acquired money transmitter and other types of regulatory licenses in most US states over the past few years.

However, the crypto broker had a run-in with the US Securities and Exchange Commission over a lending service, which resulted in a USD 3 million settlement. Parent firm TradeStation announced a withdrawal from crypto.

Kraken is expanding in the European Union, too. In recent months leading up to this announcement, Kraken declared the acquisition of Netherlands-based crypto firm BCM and collected a number of virtual asset service provider licenses across the region.

Previous news from Kraken

In February 2024, Kraken secured VASP registration from the Dutch Central Bank, advancing its European expansion strategy. This move allows Kraken to tap into the Netherlands' thriving tech and finance sectors, targeting both retail and professional traders across Europe. With a focus on compliance, Kraken aims to cater to the growing demand for crypto solutions in the region.

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Keywords: cryptocurrency exchange, digital assets, compliance, acquisition, expansion
Categories: DeFi & Crypto & Web3
Companies: Kraken, TradeStation
Countries: United States
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