Kraken, the crypto exchange operator, is reportedly seeking a partner to help with the creation of a new Layer 2 blockchain — following the lead of rival exchange Coinbase.
Kraken is now weighing working in partnership with Polygon, Matter Labs or Nil Foundation to build out a Layer 2 network of its own, according to a report published today by CoinDesk. Coinbase’s Base uses the OP Stack, from the team behind Optimism.
Kraken did not immediately respond to a request for comment, but a spokesperson told CoinDesk that the company is “always looking to identify and solve for new industry challenges and opportunities,” while declining to share further details.
Kraken is currently advertising a job vacancy for a “Senior Cryptography Engineer” who could be tasked, among other things, with the “design and implementation of layer-2 solutions.”
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