Gemini is expanding to Japan and South Korea!

You Can Now Trade Bitcoin and Ether in Japan and South Korea

(UPDATE 3/31/17 11:00 AM EDT: We have temporarily suspended the acceptance of Japanese retail customers while we evaluate the implications of the new virtual currency exchange operator regulations.)

We are delighted to announce the expansion of Gemini services to Japan and the Republic of Korea! These dynamic East Asian economies have long embraced the growth of bitcoin and other digital assets, and our expansion to Japan and South Korea represents another milestone in Gemini’s pursuit of building a global next generation digital asset exchange.

As of today, registered customers in the Lands of the Rising Sun and the Morning Calm can trade bitcoin and ether using the Gemini exchange. As a registered customer, this will allow you to:

  • Buy BTC with USD or ETH, and sell BTC for USD or ETH
  • Buy ETH with USD or BTC, and sell ETH for USD or BTC
  • Participate in Gemini’s daily two-sided bitcoin auction

Gemini supports US Dollar wire transfers from your bank located in Japan or South Korea. Please be aware that your bank may charge currency conversion fees.

Gemini accepts institutional clients outside of our current areas of operation on a case-by-case basis. To inquire about your institution’s eligibility for a Gemini account, please contact or connect with our Head of Institutional Sales directly via Skype at ShaneGemini.

We’re excited to bring our friends from South Korea and Japan aboard the Gemini spaceship for our journey!

Onward and Upward,

Team Gemini