After bringing their bitcoin & ether exchange to Canada, the Winklevi now enter Brexit-shaken UK as a part of wider international expansion plan. Cryptocurrency exchange Gemini founders Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss announced today that they start offering Ethereum and Bitcoin trading to UK-based clients.
Registered customers in the UK will be able to trade the two reigning cryptocurrencies on the ETH/BTC order book as of today, and Gemini promises to make available their USD order books in the UK (BTC/USD and ETH/USD) in the near future.
“We are thrilled to announce the expansion of Gemini services to the United Kingdom! This is a significant and important part of Gemini’s international expansion and our tireless pursuit of building a world-class digital asset exchange empire on which the sun never sets.”, Cameron Winklevoss announced on Gemini`s website.
Seen as a potential successor to bitcoin, Ethereum has lately become the next hot thing in cryptocurrencies. It is an open software platform, comprising a currency called ether, a public “blockchain” ledger that keeps track of transactions and tools for building so-called smart contracts that automatically make payments when certain conditions are met.
The Gemini bitcoin exchange launched in October 2015 and added Ethereum’s token ether to its list of supported cryptocurrencies in May this year. Gemini is the first American Ethereum exchange approved by the New York Department of Financial Services, thus becoming the first “licensed ether exchange” in the world.
Formerly Olympic rowers, The Winklevoss brothers are now technology entrepreneurs who first became famous for suing Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, claiming he stole their idea.