The global crypto exchanges industry continues to consolidate as some smaller players bow out and the big players try to gobble up as much as they can of the rest. As part of this trend, Kraken has now taken over the Australian platform Bit Trade in a bit to strengthen its foothold in the Asia Pacific region as well as grow its share of the OTC trading market.

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Kraken Acquires Bit Trade

San Francisco-based digital assets exchange Kraken has announced that it has acquired Bit Trade, considered to be the longest-running crypto service in Australia. The two sides have not publicly revealed how much money was involved in the deal as of yet. As part of the acquisition the entire Australian team, led by Jonathon Miller, will join the American company, with Miller becoming Managing Director for Kraken in Australia.

“With this acquisition, Kraken will focus on being the premier crypto service in Australia with the best AUD liquidity, trading experience, and support for…

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