Tyler Winklevoss Says Crypto Is Future of Money, Launches Gemini in Australia

Siamak Masnavi

Tyler Winklevoss, Co-Founder and CEO of Gemini, announced on Wednesday (August 21) that Gemini is now available to customers in Australia.

In a blog post published on Wednesday, the Gemini GEO said that Australians (but presumably he meant Australian residents) can now download the Gemini Mobile App (which is available for both iOS and Android), and they can use it to buy, sell, or hold Bitcoin (BTC), Ether (ETH), Bitcoin Cash (BCH), Litecoin (LTC), and Zcash (ZEC). One cryptocurrency that he did not explicitly mention was the USD-backed stablecoin Gemini dollar (GUSD).

He went on to say:

"As part of our mission to build the future of money, we are hard at work expanding our global footprint and bringing our trusted platform to as many countries as possible. We want individuals and institutions around the world to have a safe and easy way to buy, sell, and store cryptocurrency and engage in this new digital economy. We have built an institutional-grade exchange and custody solution that operates on the principles of security, transparency, and compliance; trust is our product."

Lastly, Winklevoss mentioned that "Australia is currently ranked 12th globally for bitcoin trading volume," and that Gemini believes that it will be able to "help encourage broader adoption for crypto in Australia."

Gemini is now available in the following jurisdictions: 49 U.S. states, Washington D.C., Puerto Rico, Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Singapore, South Korea, and the United Kingdom.

In Gemini's press release, the Gemini CEO is quoted as saying:

Cryptocurrency is the future of money, and we're committed to building a bridge to that future in Australia.

 

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