Gemini Expands into the Great State of Washington

Washingtonians Can Now Buy, Sell, and Store Both Bitcoin and Ether

(UPDATE 6/14/17 11:30 AM EDT: We have clarified that Washington’s higher standards are met by the whole Gemini platform and therefore benefit all our customers.)

We’re excited to announce that Gemini is now licensed to provide our services to customers in the Evergreen State. Washington has some of the highest standards of oversight for digital asset exchanges within the U.S., and will be instituting further regulations regarding the sale and storage of digital assets beginning next month. This puts Washington up with New York at the forefront of protecting consumers and users of digital assets, beyond what is already done for fiat currencies.

As of today, registered customers in the Evergreen State can buy, sell, and store both bitcoin and ether using the Gemini exchange. As a registered customer, this will allow you to:

One of Gemini’s core values has always been to seek regulatory oversight and licensing whenever possible. And we firmly believe in asking for permission rather than for forgiveness—we do not operate in an area until we have received the necessary licenses or regulatory approvals to do so. Our trust license from the State of New York allowed us to work closely with both New York and Washington state regulators to obtain approval to operate. It was truly exciting and remarkable to see this collaboration between two of the most well respected state regulators, all in the name of innovation.

Even before obtaining approval to operate within Washington, we met the standards set forth by the Washington State Department of Financial Institutions. These protections benefit all Gemini customers, regardless of where you live.

We hope you agree that this is a momentous achievement not only for Gemini, but also for the digital asset ecosystem as a whole.

Lastly, if you are wondering if we are open in your area, please check out our areas of operation page.

Onward and upward,

Team Gemini

Join the Discussion
  • Wendy

    That’s great news and I will likely move over to that state from the New York operation. Can you please tell me how to find a working phone number for New York. I have had a wire deposit in limbo since June 1 and have sent 4 emails in response to one from Gemini and still have received no reply. The only 2 numbers I can find are either “out of service” or not picked up. This 13 day delay has cost me a great deal as the price of Ether has gone up tremendously in that time. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated!

    • Dbt123

      Fud alert

      • RHC

        Nice and Helpful! You must be a ray of sunshine.

    • Ted

      I also have 1 wire transfer that hasn’t posted yet that they received 11 days ago and they will not reply to my support emails. I then did a EFT from another bank that they received 4 days ago and that one hasn’t posted yet either. They both still show as pending on the account. I see you posted this 14 days ago Wendy. Did you ever get support?

  • Grant

    Please consider adding Litecoin to Gemini. I so badly want to get away from Coinbase but no support for Litecoin on your marketplace prevents me from doing that. During the latest crash Litecoin has been doing really well compared to Ethereum & Bitcoin. Please consider adding Litecoin. Thanks.