Kraken is a cryptocurrency exchange established in 2011 and headquartered in California. The Kraken exchange hosts trading for a variety of crypto assets, including pairings with multiple different fiat currencies. Kraken Bitcoin trading occurs under the ticker XBT. Kraken offers a number of features, including margin trading for certain assets, with 5x as the leverage limit. Kraken also offers staking along with over-the-counter trading. OTC trading eligibility is based on certain parameters.
Among the Kraken crypto offerings is a futures trading platform, Kraken Futures, which allows maximum leverage of 50x — although customers located in certain regions, such as Kraken U.S. customers and those in Japan, cannot use the platform.