The Bitcoin Exchange Kraken has started a sale of company shares. The shares can now be purchased online. The crypto exchange is targeting amounts in the two-digit millions.
The Bitcoin market probably also provides optimism for the big players. Only recently, the Bitfinex crypto exchange had raised one billion US dollars with a ( highly controversial ) token sale. Competitor Kraken also wants to tap into the general investment enthusiasm. Now customers have the opportunity to purchase shares of the veteran Bitcoin exchange in the typical token form. Kraken cooperates with the investment service provider Bank to the Future. The trading platform has already collected over eight million euros.
Kraken informed customers about the investment opportunity by e-mail. In addition, the Bitcoin exchange announced the sale of the shares on Twitter:
We are always looking for ways to democratize access to our equity, allowing more of our valued clients to become valued investors. To that end, we partnered with @BankToTheFuture to create an opportunity to invest in Kraken: https://t.co/DZA1nYFPqe— Kraken Exchange (@krakenfx) May 20, 2019