While CoinHako and Coinbase are convenient and easy to use, people are looking for a cheaper alternative to buy Bitcoin/ETH with SGD. This is a guide for people who are looking to buy Bitcoin at a lower price.
Gemini is an exchange started by the Winklevoss twins. Account opening and verification takes around 2 days if you send in proper documentation.
Adding bank account to Gemini
The first step is to add a bank account to Gemini. Personally I used the USD(Bank Transfer).
Next, you will need to fill in:
- Checking or Savings account
- Bank account number
- Swift number
- Deposit number (in USD)
You will then receive an email with the instructions on how to transfer to their Gemini account
Transferring SGD to Gemini
The best way to transfer to Gemini is to use DBS Remit, $0 fees and same day transfer (Disclaimer: I am not an employee of DBS).
For the fields:
Recipient name: “Gemini Trust Company LLC”
Address: “600 Third Avenue, 2nd Fl
New York, NY 10016
United States Of America”
Recipient bank: Choose “Other banks in United States”, and the Swift Code is “PCBBUS66”
Recipient account number: 1000808012
Clearing code: “322286803”
Please remember to include the unique letters assigned to your account under “memo” or “instructions”. For timeline, I deposited SGD before 2pm, and I got the money in my Gemini account at around 11.30pm.
If you are looking for a fast way to buy Bitcoin/ETH with SGD, you can refer to my previous article here.
*Disclaimer: Please verify all the fields in the TT before making the transfer. We will not take responsibilities if the information for Gemini changed.
Comparision of Coinhako vs Gemini
Coinhako – 0.9% trading fees (use code “COINGECKO to reduce it to 0.7%) + FX
Gemini – 0% remittance fees + DBS FX + 0.25% trading fees
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