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Kraken Financial Wins Bank Charter Approval

Kraken announced the winning of a new approval to start a financial services company in the State of Wyoming. Kraken Financial will act as the world’s first Special Purpose Depository Institution (SPDI) in Wyoming.

“Headquartered in Cheyenne, Wyoming, Kraken Financial is the first digital asset company in U.S. history to receive a bank charter recognized under federal and state law, and will be the first regulated, U.S. bank to provide comprehensive deposit-taking, custody and fiduciary services for digital assets,” announced Kraken.

The new regulated company can provide multiple services to U.S. customers interested in cryptocurrency. Kraken Financial can offer services like crypto payment, investment, and trading in the legal framework of Bank Charter Approval. This financial organization helps customers access easier to cryptocurrencies using their fiat holdings.

The authorities in the State of Wyoming have recorded a considerable step toward more innovative financial services by providing bank approval for Kraken Financial. It can pave the way for more crypto organizations to work in that state and benefit from the welcoming community. David Kinitsky, CEO of Kraken Financial, said:

“We’re thrilled to work in a state so aligned with our philosophy and values. Wyoming is a rare and shining example of how thoughtful regulation can drive innovation for FinTech companies.”

Kraken has published some good details about the situation of this new subsidiary in a blog post. The most important piece of information is their plan to grow activities to a global level. They believe the SPDI chapter in Wyoming will help them expand the reach to more customers in the United States. It can be a start point to offer services in more countries. But Kraken Financial will initially provide accounts for U.S. residents only.

SBDI charter makes Kraken financial a bank with some similarities to traditional banks. It will be a custody bank but for digital assets like virtual currency.

Kraken added some details about the regulatory framework for its new company.

“Kraken Financial, as a bank, is required by Wyoming law to maintain 100% reserves of its deposits of fiat currency at all times. If every client were to demand withdrawals of their fiat at the same moment, Kraken Financial would be able to fulfil each withdrawal immediately without regard to how many loans we had outstanding.”


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Mehdi Zare
Mehdi Zare
I am a young father who always loves to learn. Security and privacy topics are my main interests, and so, blockchain as one of the most strong security and privacy solutions of the modern industry excites me too.
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