We comply with legal and regulatory requirements in all jurisdictions where we operate. Kraken is regulated by FinCEN. Kraken client funds are held directly by clients in their own bank accounts at our partner banks, which are heavily regulated. Kraken Bank is regulated by the Wyoming division of banking.
Kraken is registered as a Money Services Business (MSB) with:
- FinCEN in USA — registration number 31000176593851.
- FINTRAC in Canada — registration number M19343731.
In Australia, Kraken (as the entity "Bit Trade Pty Limited") is registered as a Digital Currency Exchange and regulated by the Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre (AUSTRAC)
Payward Asia, K.K. is registered as a Crypto Asset Exchange Operator with the FSA in Japan. Registration Number: Director-General of Kanto Local Finance Bureau No. 00022