Kraken Founder Jesse Powell Steps Down As CEO
Fortune and other media outlets reported that Kraken founder Jesse Powell announced that he is stepping down as CEO of the crypto exchange that he founded in 2011. He will be replaced by long-time COO Dave Ripley, who joined Kraken a few years ago when the exchange acquired crypto wallet firm Glidera. Forbes reports that Powell had been considering stepping down for some time. He will become Kraken’s first chairman of the board and plans to remain active at the firm.