Ethereum “Hard Fork”: Modified Exchange Operations

Gemini will have limited ether functionality in advance of the forthcoming Ethereum "Hard Fork."

(UPDATE 7/20/16 12:30 PM EDT: The “Hard Fork” appears to have succeeded; ETH deposits and withdrawals have been re-enabled.)

Beginning at midnight EDT on Tuesday, July 19, 2016 (Wednesday, July 20, 2016 at 04:00 UTC), Gemini will temporarily disable all ether deposits and withdrawals in advance of the forthcoming Ethereum “Hard Fork.” For more details on the technology behind this event, please see the recent blog post from the Ethereum Foundation.

We will resume allowing ether deposits and withdrawals after the “Hard Fork” has been resolved, which is anticipated to be sometime Thursday, July 21 (EDT). Gemini users may still trade ether on our ETH/USD and ETH/BTC matching engines while ether deposits and withdrawals are temporarily disabled.

If you have any questions, please contact Gemini customer support at

Onward and upward!

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  • Eth Fan

    Hi Cameron-

    I invested with Gemini because you guys are above
    board and I’ve appreciated your leadership. I was willing to absorb
    somewhat higher buy prices and lower sell prices because I wanted to go
    with a company that I could trust founded by people I admire.

    evangelized you guys to a number of people, one of whom has made a
    sizeable investment in Ether on your platform. I also own a sizeable
    amount of Ether on your platform. I’m very concerned that you won’t
    allow access to the ETC associated with our pre-fork Eth. I know there
    may be technical difficulties, but considering the actions of the other
    exchanges, I urge you to please do whatever is needed to make the ETC
    available to us.

    I’ve been in touch with a number of other users
    through Reddit who are equally concerned. I know these are totally
    crazy times and you are all trying to make sense of it all. But there
    are real customers here that have real dollars on the line. Please make
    this right.

    You didn’t create this problem – but I’ve entrusted
    you to shepard my investments safely and fairly – a decision to not
    allow me and your other customers access to their ETC is a betrayal of
    that trust.

    Thank you.