Kraken is a cryptocurrency exchange that provides spot and futures trading between Bitcoin, Ethereum, and 40+ other digital assets. Its mission is to accelerate the adoption of cryptocurrency so that you and the rest of the world can achieve financial freedom and inclusion. Founded in 2011 and with over 7 million clients, Kraken is one of the world's largest, most successful bitcoin exchanges and we're growing faster than ever. Kraken's range of successful products is playing an important role in the mainstream adoption of crypto assets. Kraken is a marketplace for digital assets where buyers, sellers, traders, and speculators come together to exchange cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, and Ripple against national currencies like USD, EUR, CAD, and JPY. Clients trading larger sizes benefit from its principal Over-the-Counter (OTC) desk and white glove service. Advanced traders and technical analysis wizards can take advantage of the company's professional charting tools. Software engineers, botters, and hobbyist automators have available both REST and Websocket APIs with which trades can be made and market information obtained. Kraken provides 24/7 live chat support for any questions you have about getting started.