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The Gemini Exchange is a New York based exchange that was founded in 2014 by Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss. The Winklevoss twins, who are enthusiastic and vocal proponents of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, conceived of the idea in 2013 before officially launching the exchange in 2015. The exchange prides itself on being regulation-compliant, and states itself as being the first license exchange for Ether and Zcash.

Going with the tagline “The crypto revolution needs rules”, and describing its mission as wanting to build a rules-based marketplace that protects crypto investors as investors in other markets are protected, the Gemini Exchange has a number of features that attempt to make it distinct in a market that is extremely crowded. 

Gemini operates in seven regions: the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, South Korea, Singapore, Hong Kong, and most recently, Australia. The exchange services include a mobile app for convenient trading, Bitcoin futures contracts and the targeting of institutional investors, which has been growing significantly in 2019.

Gemini also features its own stablecoin, the Gemini Dollar (GUSD). Like many other stablecoins, it is pegged to the US Dollar on a 1:1 ratio and is used to combat the volatility of the market. 

2019 saw a lot of partnerships and headway with institutional investment for Gemini. In May, the team announced a partnership with Flexa, a global cryptocurrency payments company, with the intentional of enabling retail outlets to accept cryptocurrency payments at stores. In April, Gemini partnered with Harbor, a platform for Security Token Offerings (STOs) to allow its users to invest in securities using the Gemini Dollar stablecoin. 

What will happen after BitMEX?

3 Oct 2020 1 minute read 3 comments Heruvim78

As BitMEX, the Seychelles-based crypto exchange, faces a series of civil and criminal charges from U.S. regulatory authorities, more than 41.000 BTC were withdrawn from BitMEX, and further data shows that most of if went to its competitors, Binance,...

Gemini Fully Expands Its Operations to the UK

24 Sep 2020 1 minute read 1 comment Abhimanyu Krishnan

New York-headquartered Gemini Exchange has received approval from the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) to operate as an exchange and custodian, according to a press release published on September 23. The Electronic Money Institution (EMI) lice...

Gemini: Possible Scam

8 Sep 2020 1 minute read 0 comments Carlos Spicyweiner

There are a lot of apps out there that offer both an exchange and wallet. However, only a few offer you total control of your portfolio by giving you access to your private keys. Gemini isn't it.  The US complicates the crypto world with its various...

Maker Considering Adding Gemini and Binance USD as Collateral

1 Sep 2020 1 minute read 0 comments Abhimanyu Krishnan

The governance community of decentralized credit protocol Maker will undertake a final vote on whether to approve Gemini USD and Binance USD as collateral on the platform, after an initial vote took place on August 17. An initial vote to check the f...

Gemini Exchange Open for Affiliate Partners

29 Aug 2020 1 minute read 3 comments Tomadachi

The Winklevoss twins' Gemini Exchange is looking for affiliate partners to grow their business, with the successful applicants benefiting by earning commission paid in any currency of their choice on every new active customer they generate. The exch...

Gemini Trading Widget Now Available on Brave

28 Aug 2020 1 minute read 6 comments Abhimanyu Krishnan

On August 27, the Brave browser revealed that it had integrated a Gemini trading widget that allows users to buy, sell and trade crypto that is supported by the exchange.  Gemini is the second exchange to receive a trading widget on the increasingly...

Exchange Series - 2 of 7 Gemini

23 Aug 2020 4 minute read 1 comment BryRi

Cameron and Tyler Winkelvoss are twins known for a couple of different things.  From being identical twin college rowers and internet entrepreneurs, they are also the founding team in the focus of the Exchange Series - 2 of 7 Gemini.   The Gemini Cen...

Winklevoss Brothers Convince Dave Portnoy to Buy Bitcoin

14 Aug 2020 1 minute read 10 comments Abhimanyu Krishnan

Gemini exchange co-founders the Winklevoss twins convinced founder of Barstool Sports and internet celebrity Dave Portnoy to purchase Bitcoin (BTC), the latter posting a tweet on August 14 that showed him with the twins. Portnoy purchased $200,000 w...

Gemini is Now the Second BAT Custodian

14 Aug 2020 1 minute read 2 comments Abhimanyu Krishnan

The Brave browser and Basic Attention Token (BAT) project is informing creators via email that New York based exchange Gemini has become its second wallet custodian.  Gemini joins Uphold as wallet custodians Gemini support makes it possible for NY b...

It's happening, it's official - An option other than Uphold for Brave users

17 Jul 2020 2 minute read 7 comments recourier

I know I teased this coming a short while back, but stick with me, this isn't a tease, it's real.  I know that all the Brave and BAT boards have been plastered with the news that much like Binance before it, Gemini is now going to have a trading widg...