Winklevoss Twins’ Crypto Exchange Adds TradingView Integration

On Jan. 16 the firm said it had created an insurance company to protect clients against the potential loss of assets from its offline vaults – with a hefty $200 million coverage limit.

Cryptocurrency exchange Gemini has integrated one of the world’s leading real-time markets data and charting platforms, TradingView.

With the addition, Gemini users can execute trades directly through the TradingView interface. Users also get access to such features as charting tools and a trading community forum.

“You can now use TradingView’s enhanced charting and screening tools, watchlists and social features to facilitate your trading strategies and order execution, while maintaining the safety and security of trading on our exchange,” said Gemini – founded by entrepreneurs Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss – in an emailed announcement on Tuesday.

The exchange has set up a how-to guide for users wanting to connect a Gemini account to TradingView.

“Looking ahead, we will continue to invest in relationships and integrations with products and services that we believe will enhance your trading experience, and help move the crypto industry forward,” according to the company.

The announcement comes days after Gemini completed an independent SOC 2 Type 2 examination conducted by consulting firm Deloitte.

“We believe this kind of assurance, in addition to other safeguards we have implemented such as digital asset insurance, helps protect our customers data and cryptocurrency”, Yusuf Hussain, head of risk at Gemini, said about the examination.

Winklevoss’ Gemini Crypto Exchange Hires New Chief Security Officer

Gemini, the cryptocurrency exchange and custody founded by the Winklevoss twins, has hired cybersecurity expert David Damato as its new chief security officer (CSO). Damato was previously the CSO of cybersecurity firm Tanium.

Tyler Winklevoss announced the new hire in an official blog post on Aug. 19. According to the blog, Damato previously created and led a cybersecurity team at Tanium that provided security services to government agencies, Fortune 500 firms and numerous banks.

In the announcement, Tyler Winklevoss emphasized that Gemini has always had a security-first mentality, citing its SOC2 Type I examination – a type of audit – and its hardware security key-based solution for account security.

Foray into the Chicago Mercantile Exchange

As previously reported by Cointelegraph, the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME Group) added Gemini as a constituent exchange on Aug. 8. According to the CME Group’s announcement, Gemini will be one of four major crypto pricing indices on CME starting Aug. 30.

In June, Gemini opened up offices in Chicago that will serve as an engineering hub to support trading and custody operations. In opening the offices, Gemini reportedly hired former engineers from major United States-based crypto exchange and wallet service Coinbase. Gemini is headquartered in New York and also has offices in Portland, Oregon.

Gemini is the 77th-largest cryptocurrency exchange according to adjusted trade volume, with a 24-hour trade volume of $16.5 million, according to CoinMarketCap.

Why Today’s Crypto Exchange Leaders Are Powerful, but Not Inevitable

As crypto traders ask why bitcoin prices shot downward, the power and influence of exchanges are at the center of the conversation.After settling in at the $10,000 price level, bitcoin (BTC) suddenly and rapidly fell more than 5 percent in an hour on Wednesday. As the market discusses possible explanations, some floated the unexpected simultaneous downtime of Binance and Coinbase as a causal factor.

In this episode of The Breakdown, we discuss the power exchanges wield – both in terms of market liquidity as well as the ability to shape news cycles. The good news is new funding for insurgent exchanges suggest that power is not inevitable.

Lastly, we discuss the latest in central bank digital currencies, with Sweden launching an e-krona pilot, a former head of China’s national bank saying the coronavirus could accelerate efforts to develop a digital yuan, and a new member of the Libra Association.

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