An ex-employee of Kraken, a major cryptocurrency exchange, Jonathan Silverman has sued the crypto exchange for failing to make the payment for his work done for the company. The lawsuit has demanded more than $900,000 from the company.
According to a publication on Bloomberg, Jonathan Silverman was responsible for managing the institutional sales and trading desk of the exchange. He was posted in New York and had an agreement with Jesse Powell, the CEO of Kraken for a salary of $150,000 for his job. They also had verbal communication regarding the payment of 10% of the yearly profit of the desk to Jonathan.
Jonathan is alleging that the desk had made more than $19 million profit in 3 months during his working period in 2017 and did not receive the 10% payment as a commission as he was promised.
However, according to Christina Vee, one of the spokeswomen for Kraken mentioned that Jonathan Silverman is giving false statements and also violating his confidential agreement.
Did Kraken leave New York in 2015?
Jonathan Silverman also claims that Kraken had not left New York in 2015 despite the fact that the controversial Bitlicense was introduced by the State’s department of financial services back then. He said that the company has been misleading the common people and the government regulators about not operating in New York since 2015. Jonathan claims that most of the OTC (Over the counter) traders of the exchange were done in New York.
In 2015, Kraken had posted an official publication which said that the exchange is shutting down its services in New York due to the controversial BitLicense of the State that was being brought out by the financial services department.
The lawsuit claims that when he left the job, Jonathan Silverman had reached an agreement with the company that he would receive $907,000 as a settlement amount which was never received by him.