Gemini Adds Block Trading to Reduce Impact of Large Orders on Bitcoin Price

Gemini, the cryptocurrency exchange founded by the Winklevoss twins, has added a new feature that will reduce the impact that large buy and sell orders have on the Bitcoin price. Announced on Monday, Gemini Block Trading will allow cryptocurrency “whales” to execute large trades outside of the …
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Hi /r/Bitcoin! I quit my job to start Cointaxes to answer questions about taxes and digital currencies so you can have confidence even if you’re not a HODLer! Sharing our first comprehensive article on the Coinbase & Gemini 1099-K. Would love your input on ANY other topics or questions! :)

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Check out our first comprehensive article on the Coinbase / Gemini 1099-K

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  • FBAR requirements: This isn't explicitly tax related, actually, but a LOT of my US friends do not know about this important filing. If you ever on a single day, even, held $ 10,000 USD worth of value overseas (Binance, for example), you must meet your FBAR online filing requirements. The penalties can be severe for failure to disclose. The deadline is April 15, but it will be extended to October 15 if you fail to file on time. You can read more about this on official government sites General FBAR information, FBAR FAQS (not super helpful IMO) and the online form itself.

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Pls consider supporting the Gemini, the twins have been a great promoter of bitcoin, we need competition amongst exchanges, the twins are very deserving of our support!

The twins put a vast amount of their wealth Into bitcoin early on and continue to live the bitcoin lifestyle while supporting bitcoin on multiple outlets. I wish they had more recognition and coinbase could use better competition.

https://gemini.com

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Gemini auctions beats previous record for daily auction volume, again!

For the second time this week, it was a record day in volume (measured in USDs) for the Gemini daily auctions.

Last month Gemini added a second daily auction, with the newly added auction occurring at a time of day convenient for those in east Asia (7pm SGT/HKT, which is 4am PDT).

The two auctions together have seen rising daily volume. Today, that volume was over $ 3.0M. That's about 7% above their previous daily record (which itself occurred on Tuesday).

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