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In Japan, Kraken introduces LINK, OMG, and BAT

In a blog post published on Jan. 12, Kraken, one of the world’s largest crypto exchanges, stated that Chainlink (LINK), Basic Attention Token (BAT), and OMG (OMG) are now available for its Japanese customers.

Jesse Powell launched Kraken less than a month after visiting Tokyo to assist the then-dominant Mt. Gox exchange in recovering from a 2011 hacking disaster.

Mt. Gox declared bankruptcy in March 2014, a month after being hacked for $460 million.

In September 2014, Kraken began trading in Japan to fill the void left by the fallen titan.

In April 2018, the exchange halted operations in Japan following the $500 million Coincheck heist, which prompted increased regulatory scrutiny.

Kraken reopened its services in Japan in October 2020, originally enabling locals to trade five cryptocurrencies (Bitcoin, Ether, Litecoin, XRP and Bitcoin Cash).

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