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 margin opening fees and margin rollover fees.
✓ No deadlines.
✓ No performance pressure.
✓ Payouts directly to your bank account instead of an exchange account.
✓ Payouts in USD, EUR, GBP, or AUD instead of altcoins and tokens.
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.
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 becomes 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 do I add for "Partner type" and "Property type" if I am registering as an individual?
For "Partner type", you can choose "other" if you don't fit into any of the more specific categories.
For "Property type", if you don't own a business, website or app that you'll be promoting from, please enter at least one of your social media accounts under "Social Networks".
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 1 to 3 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 24 hours to be reflected in your Kraken Affiliates dashboard.
Why hasn't my referral been credited?
Unfortunately referral links are currently not compatible with browser that are set to block Google Analytics and/or cookies.
- Brave browser
- Tor browser
- Privacy and ad-blocking extensions for other browsers
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.
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 users, 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.