Report: Digital Currency Exchange Kraken Under Investigation for Violating OFAC Sanctions

Report: Digital Currency Exchange Kraken Under Investigation for Violating OFAC Sanctions


On Tuesday, a newly published report details that the cryptocurrency exchange Kraken is under federal investigation for allegedly violating U.S. sanctions, according to five people familiar with the matter. The unknown sources explained that the inquiry into Kraken started in 2019, and it’s accused of allowing users from sanctioned countries like Iran access to the digital currency trading platform.

Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control Is Allegedly Investigating Kraken

The San Francisco-based crypto exchange Kraken is allegedly under investigation by the U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), according to a report published by the New York Times (NYT) on July 26, 2022. Kraken founded in July 2011 by Jesse Powell is one of the oldest digital currency exchanges in the world.

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