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Canadians can now trade bitcoin on the Gemini exchange

In a official blog post today from Cameron Winklevoss on the Gemini blog, he announced that Gemini has expanded to Canada to allow registered users trade bitcoin on their exchange platform.

“We are thrilled to announce the expansion of Gemini services to the Great White North! This is just the beginning of Gemini’s international expansion and our tireless pursuit of building a world-class digital asset exchange with global reach.”

As of today registered users in Canada can trade bitcoin and ether, and in the post it says that coming soon Gemini will be opening their USD order books (BTC/USD and ETH/USD) to Canadian customers as well.

In an interview with Bloomberg, Tyler Winklevoss said that Gemini plans to expand to another country within a few days, but didn’t say which foreign country it is. Gemini recently updated their website and added new features to the exchange.

Gemini is chartered under New York State Banking Law as a limited liability trust company. They currently operate in 31 states in the U.S. and Washington DC, and are working with regulators to expand to the rest of the U.S.

Canada is already home to a thriving bitcoin trading community. There are a few bitcoin exchange existing already such as the Taurus exchange, QuadrigiaCX, and several others; as well as many other exchanges that aren’t based in Canada but trade in Canadian Dollars.

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bitcoin exchanges, bitcoin trading, Canada, Gemini
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