Gemini Considers London Move Amid Mounting US Pressure #Gemini #LondonMove #USPressure

Gemini Considers London Move Amid Mounting US Pressure #Gemini #LondonMove #USPressure


Gemini founders, Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss, consider moving their business to London amidst U.S. hostility and unfavorable regulatory conditions, although they have expressed reservations after a recent government report compared unbacked crypto trading to gambling.

Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss met with the U.K.’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and the Bank of England to discuss a potential Gemini move to London.

Along with London, the twins are exploring options to expand Gemini’s business to Hong Kong and Dubai, between others.

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The exchange won’t be move away from the  United States but will explore overseas expansion amid United States hostility.

Cameron Winklevoss said,

“There are so numerous headwinds at this time in the United States it’s hard to get anything done there. And so, to be able to keep building our business and invest in hiring, we have to look elsewhere.”

The United States Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) chairman Gary Gensler has dismissed asserts that United States securities law does not cover crypto.

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The regulating authority recently rejected a request from Gemini rival Coinbase Crypto exchange to develop new regulations. Congressional subcommittees want to bypass expected bipartisan deadlocks on new bills by amending existing laws.

Gemini instituted a third round of layoffs as it struggles to recover its Earn customers’ money from Genesis Worldwide Financial resources. The Winklevoss brothers started Gemini in 2015 after 1st hearing about Bitcoin (BTC) in Ibiza.

Regardless of their enthusiasm, the twins have expressed reservations about the United Kingdom outlook after a recent Government report compared unbacked cryptocurrency trading to gambling. 

The next Financial Services and Markets Bill will provide exchanges with a clearer path to regulation. The bill must pass the House of Lords before Royal Assent declares it law. Cryptocurrency corporations will then have a window in which to comply.

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Winklevoss Twins Could View United Kingdom Regulatory authorities as Allies

Conversely, the twins may find Government allies after MPs accused regulatory authorities of painting Britain as hostile to entrepreneurs. 

The United Kingdom FCA recently rejected numerous cryptocurrency corporations for poor danger management, while competition authorities blocked Microsoft’s takeover of gaming company Activision Blizzard.

The Bank of England’s (BoE) Prudential Regulatory Authority recently implied it would reject neobank Revolut’s banking license app  amid accounting discrepancies.

BoE governor Andrew Bailey stated this coming week the monetary authority has many of “big lessons” to learn as April’s headline inflation came in 0.3 percent higher than their 8.4 percent forecast.

Core inflation, excluding food and energy, jumped from 6.2 percent to 6.8%, suggesting that the monetary authority will must increase interest prices further. 

U.K inflation chart
United Kingdom Inflation | Source: Financial Times

The bank implicitly canceled its fall prediction after U.K.’s real income stabilized to pre-pandemic levels. Higher real income suggests living standards for United Kingdom citizens are growing from a recent collapse. 

U.K Real income
United Kingdom Real Incomes Expected to Stabilize | Source: Bloomberg

Audit company EY recently said the United Kingdom economy would flatline in the 1st half of 2023 but start growing in the summer as headline inflation advantages from sliding food and energy prices. 

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