Kraken today announced the launch of trading between bitcoin and Japanese yen (XBT/JPY). The new trading option coincides with the launch of domestic JPY funding that will allow clients in Japan to quickly fund their accounts. Bitcoin-euro trading (XBT/EUR) has been available in Japan since Kraken opened in September 2013.
“We are the reigning #1 exchange in euro trading and have received consistent top ratings from third party reviewers”, said Kraken CEO Jesse Powell. “We look forward to bringing our expertise and service to Japan, where we will fulfill the overdue need for an exchange that puts its clients’ interests first and is dedicated to building relationships based on trust.”
Kraken offers comprehensive support for Japanese speakers, with a fully translated Japanese version of the site and Japanese-speaking support agents to assist clients.
Kraken also added support this week for USD and GBP, bringing the fiat currencies supported by the exchange to four – EUR, USD, GBP and JPY.