Jesse Powell, the co-founder of crypto exchange Kraken, is stepping down as CEO, the company announced on Wednesday. Dave Ripley, Kraken’s current chief operating officer, will replace Powell, who will become chairman of the exchange’s board. Kraken was founded in 2011 and is one of the most popular U.S. crypto exchanges behind Coinbase. Powell’s tenure leading Kraken has been marked by...
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