$1 Billion: Crypto Futures Trading Platform Record Massive Volume Under Kraken Exchange


Crypto Facilities, the crypto futures trading platform recently acquired by Kraken crypto exchange, says it has recorded almost $1 Billion in trading volume barely one month after the platform was acquired by Kraken crypto exchange.

As Smartereum reported, Kraken exchange bought the UK-based crypto derivatives platform and index provider, Crypto Facilities in a historic deal worth at least $100 million. The deal which was announced on Feb. 4 was hailed as a strategic move as it allows the San Francisco-based Kraken to reach a wider customer base that Crypto Facilities has in Europe while also offering cryptocurrency spot and futures trading.

The platform’s Head of indices and pricing products, Sui Chung remarked that they have experienced tremendous growth in this short period. According to crypto news outlet Coindesk, the trading volume on Crypto Facilities increased more than 500 percent since Kraken’s buyout bid was accepted.

Chung explained:

“In total, nearly $1 billion in crypto futures has been traded over the past month, across all five products offered by the firm: bitcoin, ether, XRP, litecoin and bitcoin cash,”

The United States Effect

Though Crypto facilities does not offer most of its products to residents of America, Chung noted that the growth experienced bears all the markings of the U.S.-based exchanges. He pointed to less-traded futures of Litecoin and Bitcoin Cash which saw up to 1000 increase after Kraken involvement. “One of the strengths of Kraken is obviously running some of the most liquid markets for bitcoin cash and litecoin, and that’s translated over to our market as well,” he explained.

He continued:

“I think obviously having the support of a major U.S. exchange helped and obviously Kraken bringing our product set to a very loyal user base…that Kraken branding carries a lot of weight…and also the fact that because we run contracts on the major five coins and take collateral on the major five coins.”

Growth beyond Trading Volume

Crypto Facilities has seen a jump in its user base in this last month also. “Our [daily] users have gone up by a factor of four and that’s across all products,” Chung noted, “not just major coins but…they’ve all seen similar growth.”

The platform has now welcomed more than 5,000 new customers signed up Kraken took over and a lot of them are existing Kraken users.

Last month, Kraken’s CEO Jesse Powell said its teams will continue to enhance and expand offerings available on Crypto Facilities making particular mention of planned products for institutional clients later this year.

Riccardo Lopp is a writer specializing in Crypto, ethereum and whole blockchain ecosystem. His background is in economics and statistics.


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