Founded in: 2015
Gemini is the world's first licensed exchange that supports Zcash. Founded by twin brothers Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss, also known as the first bitcoin millionaires. The headquarters of the exchange is located in New York.
Main cryptocurrencies: BTC, ETH, and ZEC
Referral system: none
Encryption: TLS for website, PGP for email-notifications
Personal token: none
Payment systems: works with USD
- Gemini is regulated by the New York State Department of Financial Services (NYSDFS).
- Gemini was originally created as a platform for institutional investors, but nowadays it works with private clients.
- The platform works with traders from the US (exceptions are the states of Arizona and Hawaii), Canada, the UK, Singapore and Hong Kong.
- There is no deposit fee. However, banks may charge fees for fiat deposits if a trader uses their bank account or card. The amount of fees depends on the terms and conditions of the bank.
- Transaction fees depend on a monthly trading volume and a cryptocurrency. Fees for takers and makers are equal.
- There is no withdrawal fee, except for the withdrawal of more than 10 BTC/ETH/ZEC per month. In these cases the fee amount is 0.002 BTC, 0.001 ETH or 0.002 ZEC.
- Crypto assets of the exchange's clients are stored in “cold” storages.
- Users can get access to the storage via their digital keys of the HSM (hardware security modules).
- Digital assets stored in online wallets (“hot wallets”) are located on the protected Internet services of Amazon.
- Password hashing.
- Two-factor authentication to login and carry out financial transactions.
- Protection from DDoS-attacks.
- Multisignature that helps to recover access to a user account.
- Verification and identity approval. For non-US residents, verification includes the confirmation of user's address (for example, a utility bill).
- To deposit or withdraw fiat money, a user has to link their bank account to the exchange.