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Gemini Takes Legal Action Against Digital Currency Group and Barry Silbert Over Genesis Earn Program

Gemini, a leading cryptocurrency exchange, has filed a lawsuit against Digital Currency Group (DCG) and its founder Barry Silbert regarding the Genesis Earn program.

Gemini, a prominent cryptocurrency exchange founded by the Winklevoss twins, has recently initiated legal proceedings against Digital Currency Group (DCG) and its founder, Barry Silbert. The lawsuit centers around the Genesis Earn program, a product offered by DCG that allegedly violates a prior agreement between the two entities.


Gemini and DCG had entered into a partnership agreement that allowed Gemini to utilize DCG's Genesis Earn program to offer high-yield interest accounts to its customers. The program aimed to provide users with attractive returns on their cryptocurrency holdings. However, Gemini claims that DCG and Barry Silbert breached their contractual obligations, prompting the legal action.

Allegations Against DCG and Barry Silbert:


Gemini's lawsuit accuses DCG and Barry Silbert of various wrongdoings related to the Genesis Earn program. The allegations include:

  1. Breach of Contract: Gemini asserts that DCG and Silbert violated the terms of the partnership agreement by engaging in activities that undermine Gemini's ability to offer the Genesis Earn product effectively.
  2. Unfair Competition: The lawsuit claims that DCG used its position to gain an unfair competitive advantage over Gemini by allegedly diverting customers and resources away from Gemini's platform.
  3. Misappropriation of Trade Secrets: Gemini accuses DCG and Silbert of misusing confidential information and trade secrets obtained through their partnership, potentially harming Gemini's business interests.

Gemini's legal action seeks various remedies, including:

  1. Injunctive Relief: Gemini aims to halt DCG and Silbert from further interfering with Gemini's Genesis Earn program and to prevent any further breaches of the partnership agreement.
  2. Damages: Gemini is seeking compensation for any financial losses incurred as a result of DCG's alleged actions, including lost business opportunities and reputational harm.
  3. Contractual Enforcement: The lawsuit seeks to enforce the original partnership agreement, ensuring that DCG adheres to its contractual obligations.

Gemini's lawsuit against Digital Currency Group and Barry Silbert highlights the dispute surrounding the Genesis Earn program and alleged breaches of their partnership agreement. The legal action underscores the importance of maintaining contractual integrity and fair competition within the cryptocurrency industry. As the case unfolds, the outcome will have implications for the relationship between Gemini, DCG, and the broader crypto community.