Institutional clients at Kraken now have a new way to transfer USD that is free, near-instant and available 24/7. The new funding option is available through our integration with the Signet™ payment platform offered by Signature Bank.
- Deposits: $0
- Withdrawals: $0
- USD only
- Kraken Pro business account
- Account with Signature Bank
- Both accounts must be under the same name
How to get started
Note that you must have an account with Signature Bank, so the process is different depending on whether you already have an account or not. Follow the link below for complete instructions and requirements.
Learn more about Signature’s relationship with Kraken and the Signet platform in the Q&A below with Signature CEO Joseph DePaolo.
Can you talk about your relationship with Kraken?
We are thrilled to have been working with Kraken for almost three years. Kraken continues to showcase thought leadership and technological innovation in the digital space, which are the critical qualities we look for in a partner. Kraken not only has top security protocols in place for their clients, but also the platform has seen extreme growth recently. I am excited to see what the future holds as the exchange connects to our Bank’s Signet platform and API.
Can you give a quick overview of the Signet Platform and how it leverages blockchain tech?
Signet is the first proprietary, blockchain-based, digital payments platform that can be integrated directly into client’s businesses and technology systems. Signature Bank launched Signet on January 1, 2019, to enable its commercial clients to make instant and free payments in U.S. dollars.
Through Signet’s design and features, Signature Bank clients have used Signet’s API to merge their proprietary systems with the Signet platform for full transactional capabilities. These API enhancements allow clients to continue to leverage Signet’s real-time, 24/7/365 benefits and transactions safety and securely.
Signet’s blockchain technology is largely influenced by Ethereum’s code and allows for the minting of signets, which are tokenized representations of USDs, to instantly send and settle payments between clients. However, rather than operating a public ledger where anyone has access to the transaction history, Signet is a private, closed loop blockchain for use by Signature Bank clients only.
Why did you start a niche for small businesses? What is missing among the “big banks”?
Signature Bank was founded 20 years ago with a mission to provide excellent client service and care to small- and mid-sized businesses, values that we share closely with Kraken. Our private client banking teams serve as a single point of contact to meet all clients’ banking needs – unique when compared to mega-banks where clients are typically parsed out to different departments. This single-point-of-contact approach has become the hallmark of the Signature Bank franchise.
As the Bank grew and diversified, it appointed a Digital Assets private client banking team in January 2018 to serve the rapidly evolving digital asset community.
Kraken is proud to offer our institutional clients this fast and convenient new funding option. For more information and instructions on how you can enable Signet for your account, visit our support page here.