Even though crypto assets prices have been rather unstable lately, cryptocurrency exchange Gemini today announced that it has increased its presence on the continent to 12 countries and expanded its services to five additional European nations.
Cryptocurrency traders in Croatia, Cyprus, Hungary, Romania, and Slovenia will have access to more than one hundred cryptocurrencies, including a sizable number of DeFi tokens offered on the platform established by the Winklevoss twins. Euros and British pounds are accepted on the platform.
The benefits for the economy
The ability to get Gemini’s detention, exchange executing, pricing, and investor’s case regulation methods will be available to financial institutions, fintech startups, and other companies.
More than sixty-five countries currently host Gemini operations. Global business expansion is a top priority for the entire organization, and the EU is at the heart of this attempts, according to Gemini Chief executive officer of its European department G. Lynch.
This company has established its departments in several European countries in the course of the last month. This expansion comes after the UK, where the exchange service made its debut in Europe two years ago.
The release, according to CoinGecko, takes place as the price of cryptocurrencies has been steadily declining over time, with BTC and ETH hitting yearly lowest degrees in recent months.
Inflation, Gemini, and MiCA
Due to high-pitched inflation, which has reached more than eighty-five percent this year in the Republic of Turkey, the adoption of cryptocurrencies in nations bordering the European Union has been spreading wider.
With an average annual rate of around 10%, inflation in the EU is still quite low. Regulators are finding it difficult to control the sphere in the wake of Terra’s mischance in 2022, but Gemini’s expansion should satisfy investors looking for more opportunities.
A vote on the historic MiCA law, that is going to include provisions for investor protection and reserve requirements for stablecoin issuers, was postponed by EU legislators this week.
Lynch welcomed additional industry regulation and stated that MiCA would increase legal certainty and allow businesses to provide services throughout the EU. However, it was also mentioned that additional measures and factors, including the improvement of regulative tech criteria defined in MiCA are among the main demands.