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Explore Gemini, a popular cryptocurrency exchange.

Gemini is a secure and regulated cryptocurrency exchange platform that allows customers to easily buy, sell, and store digital assets. Founded in 2014 by twin brothers Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss, Gemini is one of the leading cryptocurrency platforms. The platform is designed to give users a safe, secure and compliant way of trading digital assets, offering features such as multi-factor authentication, and cold storage for digital asset security. Gemini also provides customers with a range of tools for tracking their digital asset portfolio.

Getting an account

Gemini offers an institutional account type for organizations seeking to accept crypto donations. You can create an institutional account on Gemini’s website.

Organizations have reported 3-6 month processing times for Gemini institutional account applications. If you want to start accepting crypto immediately, we recommend exploring Coinbase Commerce.

Supported currencies

Gemini supports 100+ digital assets including Bitcoin, Ethereum, Bitcoin Cash, Litecoin, Zcash, and more. Below is a list of the native assets supported by Gemini.

Bitcoin BTC
Ethereum ETH
Filecoin FIL
Zcash ZEC
Bitcoin Cash BCH
Litecoin LTC
Dogecoin DOGE
Tezos XTZ
Solana SOL
Polkadot DOT
Avalanche AVAX

You can view the complete list of supported currencies on Gemini’s website.

Implementation guide

Follow the steps below to connect Fundraise Up to Gemini.


  • You must have administrative access to your Gemini account.
  • You must have access to your organization’s Fundraise Up account with a user that has the Organization Administrator user role.



  1. Log in to your Gemini account.
  2. Select Account in the top menu bar.
  3. Select Settings.
  4. In the sidebar menu, select API.
  5. Select Create API key.
  6. When prompted to choose a scope, select Primary.
  7. Select Next.
  8. Input a name for your API key in the API key name field. We recommend: “Fundraise Up API key.”
  9. Copy the API key value to a safe place, like a password manager.
  10. Copy the API secret value to safe place, like a password manager.
  11. Select Fund management as the API key settings option.
    Ensure that the Uses a time based nonce option is not selected. If this option is selected, the integration will not work.
  12. Select the option to acknowledge that your API secret has been saved to a safe place.
  13. Select Create API key.

Fundraise Up

  1. Log-in to your Fundraise Up account.
  2. Select your user in the upper right section of the Fundraise Up Dashboard.
  3. Select Settings.
  4. Select Payment methods from the side menu.
  5. In the “Payment processors” section, select Gemini.
  6. Select Gemini.
  7. In the API key field, input the API key from Gemini.
  8. In the API secret field, input the API secret from Gemini.
  9. Select Connect.

Fundraise Up is now connected to Gemini and you can enable crypto as a donation method in your Campaigns.


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