United State cryptocurrency exchange Kraken has acquired United Kingdom-based cryptocurrency exchange and futures provider Crypto Facilities, the company confirmed in a press release Feb. 4.
Crypto Facilities, which began operating in 2015, is fully regulated by the U.K.’s Financial Conduct Authority, giving Kraken a major foothold in the European market.
The parties declined to reveal the exact figure involved in the deal, saying only that it was a “nine-figure deal.”
“We are excited to introduce eligible clients to these industry leading futures and index products,” Kraken CEO Jesse Powell commented in the press release, adding:
“Over the coming months, our teams will continue to enhance and expand these offerings.”