Kraken adds support for Swiss francs

Cryptocurrency exchange Kraken has launched support for the Swiss franc (CHF) in partnership with Liechtenstein-based Bank Frick. Starting Dec. 6, users can trade between CHF and Bitcoin as well as CHF and Ether on Kraken’s platform.

Founded in 2011, the U.S.-based exchange allows customers to buy or sell cryptocurrencies including Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, and Litecoin using various fiat currencies. The company recently joined the Silvergate Exchange Network developed by California-chartered Silvergate Bank, which enabled Kraken users to enjoy real-time, around-the-clock deposits and withdrawals of U.S. dollars without a fee. Besides USD, customers can also fund their accounts with Canadian dollars, euros, British pound sterling, and Japanese yen. CHF will be the sixth fiat currency that Kraken supports.