Gemini was the first exchange to get a Bitlicense. The combination of exclusivity and the Winkelvoss twins ownership didn’t sit right with me.
That’s what set in motion my hunt to find other ways to buy Ether in USD without giving my money to the Winkelvoss twins :)
P.S. — I’m in Williamsburg, BK too. Here’s how a blockchain sticker on a mailbox in the neighborhood sparked my interest in blockchain.