For information on changes for our US clients, please visit our Support Center article.

Due to increased demand, account verification may be delayed. Please avoid submitting multiple requests, and for best results, review our document requirements beforehand.
Search
Explanation of fiat currency
Fiat money is a currency without intrinsic value established as money by government regulation or law.
You can read more about fiat money on Investopedia.
Examples of fiat currencies are:
  • the United States Dollar (USD)
  • the Eurozone euro (EUR)
  • the United Kingdom’s pound sterling (GBP)
  • the Japanese Yen (JPY)
  • the Chinese Yuan (CNY)
On Kraken, we currently refer to Fiat currencies as "Cash" as it's a more commonly understood term. 

Related articles