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Fairshake Super PAC Receives $4.9 Million Funding from Winklevoss Twins

Fairshake, a Super PAC supporting candidates favorable to cryptocurrency and blockchain technology, has garnered $4.9 million in funding, with contributions from billionaire brothers Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss. The Winklevoss twins, known for co-founding the Gemini exchange and their significant Bitcoin investments, were early backers of Fairshake. The initial investment dates back to December 18, 2023. As per the latest federal filings, the duo donated $2.45 million each....

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Gemini Eyes UAE Expansion Amid US Uncertainty, Crypto.com Gets MPI License in Singapore

The Winklevoss-led crypto exchange Gemini announced it has started the process of acquiring a crypto license to serve customers based in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). As part of its global expansion plans, Gemini revealed engaging with stakeholders throughout the region to learn more about local regulatory requirements and the needs of UAE crypto investors. In other exchange-related news, Crypto.com said it had acquired a Major Payment Institution license for Digital...

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NYDFS Probes Gemini Over Claims Concerning the Earn Program (Report)

The New York Department of Financial Services reportedly launched an investigation against Gemini, alleging that the cryptocurrency exchange told its 340,000 Earn users they were FDIC-protected. The program, which provided clients up to 7.4% APY on their holdings, went down after the platform’s partner – Genesis – halted withdrawals and filed for bankruptcy. The NYDFS Targets Gemini As reported by Axios, New York’s regulator started investigating the Winklevoss-led trading...

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DCG Suspends Quarterly Dividends Amidst Genesis Crisis: Report

Barry Silbert’s crypto conglomerate, Digital Currency Group (DCG), revealed halting quarterly dividends until further notice. In an email to shareholders, as viewed by Bloomberg, the crypto investment firm said it is currently focused on “reducing operating expenses and preserving liquidity” in response to the current market environment. Troubles for DCG The FTX collapse exposed significant irregularities in Barry Silbert’s empire, with DCG at the receiving end of intense...

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Gemini-DCG Fiasco May Shape to Be ‘Market Bottom Event’ in 2023: Report

According to the latest edition of Arcane Research, the entire market appears to be stabilizing even though there’s still some uncertainty left. Having said that, all eyes are on DCG’s next steps, which can further intensify downward price action. Bitcoin Volatility Nearing 30-Months Low Bitcoin’s current price action was defined as stale as its volatility slumbered toward rare lows. Data suggested that the largest coin’s 7-day volatility reached lows not seen for two and...

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Cameron Winklevoss Calls Out Barry Silbert on $1.675B Debt, Latter Fires Back

In an open letter to Barry Silbert, Gemini co-founder Cameron Winklevoss said that Digital Currency Group owes Genesis approximately $1.675 billion. Cameron Winklevoss shared an open letter to Barry Silbert – the founder of Digital Currency Group – on Twitter. On behalf of many people, he argued that Genesis – a subsidiary of DCG – owes $900 million to them. Winklevoss argued that the two companies are “beyond commingled.” Furthermore, he alleged that: To be clear, this mess...

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Winklevoss Twins and Gemini Sued for Fraud Over Interest Accounts: Report

A group of investors has filed a class-action complaint against Gemini Trust Co. and its founders, Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss, alleging that the U.S. cryptocurrency exchange sold unregistered securities in the form of interest-bearing accounts. The lawsuit comes about a month after Gemini halted withdrawals due to liquidity issues facing one of its business partners. Gemini Faces Class Action for Fraud The plaintiffs, Brendan Picha and Max J. Hastings, filed the action in a...

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Gemini Buys Omniex in Trading Expansion Push

US-based cryptocurrency custody and exchange Gemini has made its latest acquisition, with the company purchasing the trading technology startup, Omniex. Gemini announced the news of the acquisition in a blog post on Wednesday (January 19, 2022). According to the exchange platform, Omniex will be integrated into Gemini Prime, which was publicly launched following the acquisition. Prior to the latest development, Gemini Prime was only accessible to a select number of customers...

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Gemini Eyes $400 Million Funding Round аt Potential $7 Billion Valuation

The popular New York-based cryptocurrency exchange, Gemini, has recently revealed that it is seeking to raise about $400 million in a new funding round. Thus, its total valuation could rise to $7 billion. A Potential $7B Valuation Citing unnamed sources on Thursday, Bloomberg reported that the fundraising will bring the exchange’s valuation to $7 billion. Gemini, spearheaded by the Winklevoss twins, Cameron and Tyler, is set to join the growing list of top crypto-related...

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The Gemini Exchange Is Rapidly Expanding Its Team

The Gemini Exchange in New York is looking to bring at least 200 new workers onto its team. The company is hiring rapidly after claims of excessive growth have been making headlines over the past few years. The Gemini Exchange Wants to Bring More People Onboard The Gemini Exchange is still a relatively new company, but its history is already rich and well known. The firm was started by the famed Winklevoss Twins, who got into a legal spat with Facebook founder Mark...

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