Acquire OTC Desk

Large crypto trades with private and personalized services

What is the Acquire OTC Desk?

Kraken’s over-the-counter (OTC) desk offers a premium service that allows traders to execute orders off the open Kraken exchange. We offer deeper liquidity for tighter spreads as well as a more private, personalized service for institutional clients and high net-worth individuals needing to fill large orders. Kraken’s OTC desk provides execution and settlement services that are discreet, secure and ultra-competitive.

Acquire OTC features

We endeavor to make investments straightforward and hassle-free so our clients can relax, knowing that their wealth is cared for, in the hands of our experts.

Worry-free liquidity

Get a single quote for $100,000-$1M orders (and higher on a case-by-case basis), knowing you’ll get your entire lot and its exact price, before you trade.

World class service

We build relationships that last. Our professional, experienced team is available to assist you anytime via email, chat or over the phone.

Automated RFQ

Request live trade quotes, execute orders and settle instantly using our request-for-quote (RFQ) feature in the OTC Portal.

1-1 service

Dedicated service at every step. We work to exceed your expectations and build a long-lasting relationship.

Global 24/7/365 access

Our team of experienced traders, strategically located around the globe, are available around-the-clock, seven days per week.

Settlement flexiblity

Our settlement options allow you to settle trades within 24 hours using your Kraken account, your bank and/or the external wallet of your choice.


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Frequently asked questions

Everything you need to know about the product and billing.
What is the OTC Portal?
The OTC Portal is a self-service system that enables OTC clients to get executable, automated quotes for supported cryptoassets, including:
- Customized price charts based on your trading habits
- Position exposure information
- Recent transactions and OTC trading history
- RFQ access
What cryptocurrencies do we support?
Trade over chat:
- All asset pairs listed on the Kraken exchange (subject to geographic restrictions)
- Over 20 assets, including stablecoins (subject to geographic restrictions)
What is the minimum trade size?
The minimum trade amount is an equivalent value of $100,000 USD. There is no maximum size for trading over chat.
Is there a fee?
Acquire OTC Desk does not charge any fees. The bid or offer price we show is the 'all-inclusive' price.
How does settlement work?
- Trade obligations must be settled within 24 hours
- Crypto can be settled to/from your Kraken exchange wallet or sent to the external wallet of your choice
- USD can be settled to/from your Kraken account or wired directly to your bank account
- AUD can be settled directly to/from your domestic bank account
- Other fiat currencies available for trading on Kraken must be settled to your Kraken account

Your settlement options:

- Flexible settlement arrangements allow you to settle trades with your Kraken account, your bank, or an external wallet of your choice within 24 hours

- RFQ offers a fully automated trade and settlement feature, in addition to flexible settlement (subject to eligibility):

1. Automated settlement allows you to trade and settle with your Kraken balance. Your Kraken account must be funded, and once your trade is filled your assets will be settled into your Kraken account within seconds.

2. Flexible settlement, available to eligible clients, allows you to settle trades within 24 hours via your Kraken account, bank or an external wallet.
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