The end of the year is a great time to reflect on and celebrate key milestones and events from the past 12 months – both for crypto, and for our community. In 2021, Kraken charged ahead in pursuit of our mission: to accelerate the adoption of cryptocurrency so that you and the rest of the world can achieve financial freedom and inclusion.
We celebrated our 10-year anniversary, doubled our staff to more than 2000 people, and brought innovative products and services to market.
All of our work was done and all of our accomplishments were made in support of our mission, for the benefit of you, our clients. Below we take a closer look at how what we’ve done in 2021 matters to you and take a glimpse at the year ahead.
Bringing crypto to the people
In June, we launched a redesigned homepage along with the brand new Kraken app featuring a fast, easy and convenient crypto buying experience using Apple Pay and Google Pay. We grew our crypto marketplace by listing 42 additional tokens, giving our clients more ways to diversify their crypto portfolios. And, we completely overhauled our how to buy bitcoin page on Kraken Learn, making it that much easier to jump into crypto with the first, most well-known and dominant cryptocurrency in the world.
For clients looking to diversify their holdings into more cutting-edge opportunities, we launched support for Polkadot (DOT) and Kusama (KSM) parachain auctions – becoming one of the only major crypto exchanges in the world to do so. Kraken clients can now become early adopters in these fast-growing ecosystems, support your…