Kraken is back with new trading engine after a long maintenance that lasted more than 48 hours. To compensate the downtime they are offering completely free trading until the end of January.
From the status seen on https://status.kraken.com the exchange is back to normal and executing as expected.
Latest status: “Update – We’ve cleared the order book and resumed trading. If your order book data looks stale, try refreshing. We’re continuing to closely monitor the service.
Jan 13, 15:47 UTC”
It appears that the website and API are both 100% but there is unusual delay with more than 1s response time.
There is no information mentioned on their blog regarding the new features of the “new trading engine”, but it looks like the performance is greatly increased.
The look and feel of the Kraken exchange remains the same.
The problems with their old engine lasted for several months but it looks like the Kraken community is happy with the update.