Ever since the Gemini Bitcoin exchange launched, people have had high expectations for this platform. So far, trading volume is mediocre at best, which is less than impressive. But the company introduced a daily Bitcoin auction, which facilitates larger trades at lower costs. Whether or not this will help people discover Bitcoin prices, remains to be seen.
Every day of the week – including holidays and weekends – will be subject to a Bitcoin auction on Gemini. In the early stages, only Bitcoin-to-USD trading will be supported. Additional currencies will be added as time progress, depending on how successful this new venture will be. More importantly, all auction trades will be eligible for up to 0.15% rebate on trading fees.
Gemini MergesTraditional Trading Options With Bitcoin
Daily auctions are nothing new in the world of exchanges and stock markets. However, it is the first time such an offering becomes available to Bitcoin traders and investors. The ultimate goal is to make Bitcoin more appealing to mainstream consumers, traders, and investors. At the same time, Gemini wants to make cryptocurrency easier to use by retail and institutional investors.
Gemini CEO Tyler Winklevoss told the media: