Gemini Trust Company, LLC is a cryptocurrency exchange and custodian that allows customers to buy, sell, and store digital assets. It is a New York trust company that is regulated by the New York State Department of Financial Services and was founded in 2014 by Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss.
In June 2016, Gemini became the world's first licensed ether exchange. In May 2018, it was announced that Gemini had become the world’s first licensed Zcash exchange. Currently, it operates in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, South Korea, Hong Kong, and Singapore. Primary competitors include Coinbase, Binance, Bitstamp, and Kraken. All users are able to trade cryptocurrency and fiat currency on an open market. Users are able to transfer USD to and from their bank accounts.
Gemini began in order to facilitate the purchase and storage of Bitcoin through a complex system of private keys and password protected environments. Only a small percentage of the total bitcoin on the exchange is held online to minimize the risk of loss from hacking.
Gemini was the first exchange to launch bitcoin futures contracts in December 2017. The Chicago Board Options Exchange uses Gemini "as the basis for the daily settlement for the bitcoin futures".
Highest paying job titles at Gemini.com include Software Engineer, Senior Front End Software Engineer, and Head of Schools