Gemini step by step instructions

The Gemini platform allows you to deposit and withdraw with ease, while offering some of the highest limits among all exchange wallets. Gemini also features added layers of security to ensure the protection of your funds.

This guide includes steps for:

  1. Creating your Gemini account
  2. Funding your Gemini account
  3. Buying Bitcoin
  4. Depositing to BookMaker
  5. Withdrawing from BookMaker
CREATING YOUR GEMINI ACCOUNT

Haven’t created an account at Gemini yet? No worries, we'll walk you through it.

Just head to https://gemini.com/ hit the Get Started button and follow these steps:

  1. Under Personal Account, press Get Started
  2. Choose your country/state and hit CONTINUE
  3. Enter your personal info, choose a strong password and hit CREATE MY ACCOUNT
  4. The site will then give you a 2-minute security quiz to complete.

After the quiz, you can enable 2FA (two-factor authentication). 

Next, enter your Social Security number and date of birth.

 

FUNDING YOUR GEMINI ACCOUNT

The process of funding your Gemini Account the first time consists of two steps: Verifying and Funding. If you have already verified your account, skip to the “Funding” section.

STEP 1 - VERIFYING

You’ll be asked to link your bank account to your Gemini wallet. You can do this right away by clicking CONTINUE or hit “I’ll do this later” and return to this at any time.

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(For the purposes of this guide, let’s hit CONTINUE to get started right away)

  1. Hit the CONTINUE button
  2. Choose your bank
  3. Enter your bank login information
  4. Select to receive a security code via text or call
  5. Enter the code and hit SUBMIT
  6. If you own multiple accounts at the same back, you’ll need to pick one

As soon as the network confirms the info is correct, your bank account will be linked.

NOTE: At this point, you can either hit “ENTER THE EXCHANGE” or “Continue to full identity verification

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  • ENTER THE EXCHANGE – This takes you to the next screen, where you’ll be asked to confirm your email. Once confirmed, you can begin using Gemini immediately but only for deposits up to $500 (no withdrawals).
  • Continue to full identity verification – Go here to unlock higher limits and withdrawals by first verifying your identity.

Let’s go straight to full verification:

  1. Enter your home address
  2. Submit a photo of your ID
  3. Select the ID type, number and issuing state
  4. Hit CONTINUE TO EXCHANGE

You’ll see the following message:

Your application has been submitted to our compliance team. We will contact you via email with the status of your application.

* In most cases this takes less than 15 minutes.

Now, you’ll be on the Gemini main page (the “Dashboard”) and the first thing you need to do is click on the Confirm your email link in the top right corner.

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An activation link will be mailed to you. If you do not receive it in a few minutes, you can hit Resend email.

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With your email confirmed, you’re ready to fund your account.

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STEP 2 - FUNDING

First, hit Add Funds (middle of the page) or TRANSFER (top of the page)

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Now, follow these steps under DEPOSIT INTO GEMINI

Option #1 – Bank Transfer

The bank transfer (ACH) option will deposit the funds immediately but is limited to $500 per day.

  1. Choose currency (USD)
  2. Choose DEPOSIT METHOD - Bank Transfer (ACH)
  3. Enter the amount
  4. Review and CONFIRM

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Option #2 – Bank Wire

Wires will require you to contact your bank to complete the transfer. Funds sent before 3PM ET will usually be posted the same day or next business day. There is NO LIMIT to the amount you can deposit using wires.

  1. Choose currency (USD)
  2. Choose DEPOSIT METHOD - Wire
  3. The wire instructions will appear
  4. Take the unique reference code and receiving bank details to your bank to complete the wire

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*Gemini will automatically send the wire instructions to your registered email

 

BUYING BITCOIN

From the DASHBOARD main page, you will see your cryptocurrency options on the left side.

Choose the type of crypto you want to buy, for example Bitcoin.

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Now, choose Buy / Once (change “Once” to another option to schedule advanced repeat buying).

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Hit Next, Enter the amount and hit Review Order.

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On the next screen hit Place Order and your purchase will be completed.

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DEPOSITING TO BOOKMAKER

Now that you have Bitcoin available on your Gemini account, it’s time to fund your sports account.

First, you’ll want to go to the BookMaker website to get the address to send the funds to.

Just log in to your account and follow these steps:

  1. Open the Cashier
  2. Select Deposit
  3. Select Bitcoin
  4. Enter the amount to deposit (must be the exact amount you want to deposit)
  5. Claim a bonus (optional)
  6. Hit GET ADDRESS

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You will now need to copy this address. Just tap anywhere on the address or on the small copy icon (like two sheets of paper) to the right. Please do NOT type addresses by hand. Always use the copy-paste tool!

Take the address back to your Gemini account, and go to:

  1. TRANSFER at the top of the screen.
  2. WITHDRAW FROM GEMINI
  3. SELECT CURRENCY (here, choose the type of crypto you are sending, Ex: ‘BTC’ for Bitcoin)
  4. SELECT DESTINATION (paste the Bitcoin address you copied from the BookMaker Cashier)
  5. ENTER AMOUNT (make sure this matches the amount you entered in the Cashier)
  6. COMPLETE WITHDRAWAL

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Your deposit will now be posted to the blockchain. It usually takes 10-60 minutes for deposits to be confirmed.

You can check the status on any crypto transaction by going to the blockchain website and entering your deposit’s address: https://www.blockchain.com/explorer

 

WITHDRAWING FROM BOOKMAKER

To make a withdrawal from BookMaker into you Gemini wallet, go to:

  1. TRANSFER at the top of the screen.
  2. DEPOSIT INTO GEMINI
  3. Copy your BTC address

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Now, go to your BookMaker account and:

  1. Open the Cashier
  2. Select Withdraw
  3. Choose Bitcoin
  4. Choose the amount
  5. Paste the Bitcoin address you had copied from Gemini
  6. Hit Verify Withdraw
  7. Request the code to your mobile phone to confirm the payout

It normally takes only 2-3 hours for your withdrawal to be sent, but may take up to 48 hours in some rare cases.

NOTE: We highly recommend withdrawing your Bitcoin out of your Gemini wallet as soon as you receive it. This way you can protect yourself against any possible drop in the value of Bitcoin.

To withdraw back into your bank account, there are two final steps, which are basically reversals of steps taken previously to buy and deposit Bitcoin.

STEP 1 – Convert the Bitcoin to USD

  1. Go to the Dashboard
  2. Select Bitcoin
  3. Choose Sell and hit Next
  4. Enter the amount
  5. Hit Review Order
  6. Hit Place Order

With the funds now converted to USD, do the following to withdraw your funds.

STEP 2 – Withdraw your USD

  1. Hit TRANSFER at the top of the screen
  2. Select WITHDRAW FROM GEMINI
  3. Select USD as the currency to withdraw
  4. SELECT DESTINATION (your bank account)
  5. ENTER AMOUNT
  6. COMPLETE WITHDRAWAL

If you're having trouble with anything related to using Gemini or any other exchange wallet, remember our dedicated Bitcoin team is standing by and can be reached on Live Chat or email support@bookmaker.eu.

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