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SEP 24, 2020

Gemini Is Live in the UK!

Header Image - 2020-09 Gemini UK Launch

Today, we are expanding our full services into the United Kingdom (UK). Users in the UK can now use our simple, reliable, and secure products, including our Mobile App, to buy, sell, and store crypto.

We now also support the pound sterling (GBP) to provide a more local experience for our UK users. You can purchase crypto with GBP using a debit card or make a GBP deposit from your bank via Faster Payments, CHAPS, or SWIFT wire.

Our UK launch follows the recent approval of our Electronic Money Institution (EMI) license by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), which reflects our ethos of working proactively with regulators and asking for permission, rather than forgiveness. As a licensed and compliant platform, we abide by the high regulatory standards established to safeguard your money, securely store your crypto, protect your privacy, and keep bad actors off our platform. Ultimately, this fosters a better and safer experience for you and the larger crypto ecosystem as a whole.

The UK has been a significant, global financial hub for centuries. It is a pioneer in both financial innovation and regulation. We’re proud to help usher the crypto revolution into this historic market and become a part of its rich tradition.

We hope you’ll join us and come aboard!

Onward and Upward,


How do I create a Gemini account?

Download the Gemini Mobile App from the Google Play Store or UK App Store. You can also create your account by registering on the Gemini website.

How can I fund my Gemini account in GBP?

Once you have fully onboarded, you can fund your account using your debit card or with a bank transfer in real time.

On your desktop, click on “Add Funds,” select GBP as your currency, and choose your “Deposit Method.” You can then make deposits into your account.

1. Gemini Exchange Desktop-GBP-UK-Add Funds Large

In the Gemini Mobile App, once you are fully onboarded, navigate to “Account” > “Funds” > “Funding Source” and enter your details.

2. Gemini Exchange Mobile-GBP-UK-Add Funds

To deposit GBP, go to “Account” > “Transfer Funds” > “Deposit into Gemini.”

3. Gemini Exchange Mobile-GBP-UK-Deposit Fiats

How do I buy crypto with GBP?

With GBP in your account on the Gemini Mobile App or on your desktop, you can buy cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin (BTC), Bitcoin Cash (BCH), Basic Attention Token (BAT), Dai (DAI), Ether (ETH), Litecoin (LTC), ChainLink (LINK), Orchid (OXT), Amp (AMP), Pax Gold (PAXG), and Compound (COMP).

See the full list of digital assets that we now support.

How can I get help setting up my Gemini account in GBP?

If you need support, you can find it in-app, on the support pages on our website.

4. Gemini Exchange Desktop-GBP-UK-App Overview