We're happy to offer an industry leading affiliate program!
The payout is 20% of the trading fees collected from clients you refer to us for the lifetime of the client with Kraken -- up to $1,000 USD payout per referral.
✓ Trading fee calculations include spot trade fees, margin opening fees and margin rollover fees.
✓ No deadlines.
✓ Payouts directly to your bank account instead of an exchange account.
✓ Payouts in fiat currency. You will receive the payment in your bank account's default currency.
- Social media influencers must have a minimum of 5,000 followers/subscribers (Non-finance/crypto related social media accounts are allowed).
- Websites, Facebook groups and mobile apps must be finance or crypto-related (No requirement with traffic volume).
* Online shopping sites and general-purpose sites such as news publications with finance or crypto sections are acceptable.
- Any applications with the Partner Type “Offline” or “Other” will be auto-declined.
- Any applications with private social media accounts will be declined.
- Links to unowned property type will be declined.
- LinkedIn accounts can’t be used for Property Type.
- Kraken does not accept U.S based websites that are related to online gambling including Bovada (even being affiliated with them is not eligible for this program).
Application Form: Click here to become an affiliate!
Please note that referral links are currently not compatible with browsers that are set to block Google Analytics and/or cookies. This includes Brave browser and browser extensions such as Ad Block Plus.
For proper attribution, referrals must click your affiliate link and signup on the same device and browser.
Kraken will not manually attribute referrals that are blocking Google Analytics and/or cookies. In order to ensure proper attribution of your referrals, please make certain they disable extensions/settings that block tracking.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can only businesses become affiliates?
We welcome both business and non-business affiliates.
If you're an individual, you can enter your individual details under the "Company Information" section.
Note: Any referrals, even if done via "word of mouth", still need to use your referral link in order for us to be able to track it.
What are "Partner Type" and "Property Type"?
"Partner Type" explains how you will promote Kraken to your audiences. Choose the type that best describes your affiliate marketing program.
"Property type" simply means where you will promote Kraken.
We’re currently not accepting any “Offline” or “Other” Partner types.
How long before I can start referring people?
Once you submit the application form, it will be reviewed by our affiliate team. Applications are typically processed and approved within 5 business days.
You will receive a welcome email once your affiliate account is ready to go.
How long does it take for a referral to show in my dashboard?
Successful referrals, or "actions", can take up to 72 hours to be reflected in your Kraken Affiliates dashboard.
Note: Generated revenue will not be displayed in the dashboard until the 15th day of the following month.
Why hasn't my referral been credited?
Unfortunately referral links are currently not compatible with browsers that are set to block Google Analytics and/or cookies.
- Brave browser
- Tor browser
- Privacy and ad-blocking extensions for other browsers
Additionally, referrals must click your affiliate link and signup on the same device and browser.
Can you add a missing referral to my account, or someone I referred before signing up to the Affiliate program?
Kraken will not manually attribute referrals that are blocking Google Analytics and/or cookies, or referrals made before registering for the Affiliate program.
In order to ensure proper attribution of your referrals please make sure they disable extensions/settings that block tracking before clicking your link.
How long does it take for earnings to show up in my dashboard?
Fee revenue is updated on a monthly basis and will be available to view in your Impact account by the 15th of the following month and payments are processed 14 days later on the 20th.
Where can I find my referral link?
When logging in to Impact after your application is approved, at the top right of the dashboard there is a "Create a Link" panel. Click on "Create" and you will be given a link. We also have a variety of banners available if you'd like to create a visual link for your website, blog or social media account.
Can I get custom terms?
The terms we offer are the same for all of our affiliates, whether big or small. We found this was the best solution while beta testing the program.
Our terms are very competitive in the industry. We noticed that competitors offer unfavourable terms such as:
✘ Discounts on trade fees instead of cash.
✘ Lower payout percentages.
✘ Payout percentages that decrease with time.
✘ Payout periods that expire within a few months.
✘ Regular performance evaluations (if you don't consistently refer a certain number of clients, you get cut out of the program).
✘ Payouts to an exchange account instead of directly to your bank account.
✘ Payouts in altcoins or tokens that you may not want.
In contrast, we keep our terms simple and hassle-free.
Are Kraken Futures fees included in the revenue I earn from referrals?
No, currently the Affiliate program only pays out on fees earned on Kraken's spot and margin exchange.
Feel free to contact support via this form if you have any other questions.