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Cameron Winklevoss steps down from Gemini's European board

17 Oct, 20222 min readOther
Cameron Winklevoss steps down from Gemini's European board

Cameron Winklevoss, a co-founder of cryptocurrency exchange Gemini, has stepped down from the European company board of directors, according to a Companies House filing from Oct. 12.

As indicated in a statement sent to the local press, Cameron continues to lead Gemini's global operations alongside his twin brother Tyler Winklevoss:

“We can confirm this change was filed with Companies House and brings local leadership onto the board of directors to reflect the growth of Gemini's business in the UK and Europe. Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss continue as President and CEO at Gemini.”

As per filings, Gillian Lynch, the head of Gemini in Ireland and Europe, takes Blair Halliday's seat on the board. Blair was UK managing director at Gemini for two years before moving to the rival exchange Kraken this month, according to his LinkedIn profile.

In July, Gemini announced a registration as a virtual asset service provider (VASP) by the Central Bank of Ireland (CBI) after receiving months before an electronic money institution (EMI) authorization from the CBI, allowing the company to issue electronic money, provide electronic payment services and handle electronic payments for third parties.

In June, the United States Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) filed a lawsuit against Gemini claiming that the company made false or misleading statements in 2017 during in-person meetings and in documents, violating the Commodity Exchange Act and other regulations.

The agency was making an evaluation of the potential self-certification of a Bitcoin futures contract to be based on the spot Bitcoin price determined by an auction held on Gemini’s digital asset trading platform.

Also this year, the exchange laid off over 10% of its staff as part of “extreme cost-cutting” during the crypto winter, just two months after the company's co-founders were featured as crypto billionaires in the Forbes list, with a fortune of $4 billion each.

Cointelegraph reached out to Gemini, but did not receive a response at the time of publication.

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