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 the United Kingdom, CryptoFacilities Ltd. is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), with Firm Reference Number 757895 and is also a registered cryptoasset firm under the Money Laundering Regulations.
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)
In the United Kingdom, Payward Ltd. is a registered cryptoasset firm with the FCA under the Money Laundering Regualtions (registration number 928768).
Payward Europe Solutions, Ltd. Italian Branch is registered with the Organismo Agenti e Mediatori ("OAM") with Registration Number PSV35.
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
Payward MENA Holding Limited is a company registered at Unit 1, Floor 7, Al Khatem Tower, ADGM Square, Al Maryah Island, Abu Dhabi, UAE, and is authorized and regulated by the Financial Services Regulatory Authority (Financial Services Permission Number 190008) under the laws of Abu Dhabi Global Market.