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Kraken bolsters its Canadian offering

Announcing Interac e-Transfer funding, new coin listings and updated local governance structure 

Our presence in Canada is clear: We’re proud to be one of Canada’s leading crypto employers, as well as a crypto platform that offers Canadian clients over 180+ assets (and five Canadian dollar spot-trading pairs). And that’s just a start – we are excited to announce three updates today:

Expanded Interac e-Transfer funding

We have added Interac e-Transfer as a funding option for all of our Canadian clients, regardless of how you access Kraken. It is now accessible across Kraken’s Mobile and Web platforms.

Safely and securely conducting over a billion transactions per year, Interac e-Transfer is used by 90% of all Canadians to send CAD electronically. So what better partner to help us further our mission of accelerating the global adoption of crypto so that everyone can achieve financial freedom and inclusion?

To celebrate, we’ve reduced our Interac e-Transfer fee to 0.5%, providing cost-effective access to Kraken’s excellent spot pricing via deep liquidity and tight trading spreads.

8 new listings for Canadian clients

Because we’re committed to being a bridge to the most exciting areas of crypto, we will soon be making eight new crypto assets available for trading in Canada through our secure and reliable trading platform. These include:

  • Astar (ASTR)
  • Audius (AUDIO)
  • Centrifuge (CFG)
  • Moonbeam (GLMR)
  • GensoKishi Metaverse (MV)
  • Perpetual Protocol (PERP)
  • Sui (SUI)
  • Woo Network (WOO)

Expect more to be added over time. If you have any questions about these crypto assets, or anything else, our 24/7/365 support offers tailored assistance for Canadian clients.

Dina Mainville appointed to Payward Canada board 

Finally, we welcome cryptocurrency regulatory compliance specialist Dina Mainville to the Payward Canada board of directors. As founder of Collisionless, Dina has a deep understanding of money laundering controls for blockchain assets across multiple continents and has presented on global regulatory policy topics.

Dina has also advised numerous Global Fortune 500 companies on blockchain initiatives. She has trained hundreds of government and law enforcement professionals on cryptocurrency forensic investigation strategies which have combated money laundering, financial crime, human trafficking and other illicit activity. 

Dina is the Founding Head and Chair of the Regulatory Committee at the Canadian Blockchain Consortium, and the Executive Sponsor and Head Facilitator in its Centre of Excellence. She is also a Northern Alberta Institute of Technology Advisory Board member.

Kraken ♥️ Canada – more to come!

We are constantly striving for new and better ways to serve our Canadian clients. All of these initiatives mark significant milestones in our continued efforts to give Canadians the best in crypto access while adhering to local regulations.

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