Kraken Acquires Crypto Facilities as they Eye Futures Trading

U.S. based cryptocurrency exchange Kraken has agreed to acquire London based Crypto Facilities as they make a push into futures trading; the FT reports that the deal is worth 9 figures, Crypto Facilities lists futures for bitcoin, ethereum, ripple, XRP, litecoin and bitcoin cash; the deal will make Kraken one of the largest venues in the world for trading cryptocurrencies; Jesse Powell, chief executive of Kraken tells the FT, “Over the coming months, our teams will continue to enhance and expand these offerings. We’ve got great stuff in store for traders and institutional clients in 2019.” Source.

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