Winklevoss twins are now bitcoin billionaires

Violet Tucker
Декабря 5, 2017

Twin brothers who invested $11 million from a settlement with Facebook became Bitcoin billionaires when the cryptocurrency topped $11,000 a coin recently, according to The Verge.

It was reported last week that NASDAQ could start offering Bitcoin futures contracts starting next year. The digital currency hit a new high of $11,826.76 per coin on Sunday, according to data from Markets Insider, surpassing its previous high of around $11,300.

Besides being Bitcoin billionaires and rowers, the twins have also come into the spotlight for their legal proceedings with Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg as they accused him of stealing their concept of a social network. They reportedly got a settlement amount of $65 million - an amount which now pales in front of how much Winklevoss twins are worth.

Many bet big on Bitcoins and turned into overnight millionairess following recent price surge.

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The Winklevii, as the two have been nicknamed, were early believers in bitcoin - and the large purchase of the cryptocurrency allowed them to control almost 1 percent of bitcoins. Gemini was among the first "regulated and licensed digital currency exchanges" in the developed world, according to FT. "Still, the twins" early comments about bitcoin appear to have been prescient. "By working with the team at CBOE, we are helping to make bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies increasingly accessible to both retail and institutional investors", said Tyler.

"We've never sold a bitcoin, we're in it for the long haul", Cameron added. A likely candidate: the mysterious father of bitcoin, known as Satoshi Nakamoto, who was the first to mine bitcoin at a time when it was far easier to unlock the cryptocurrency.

What the Winklevii is are two people now holding just over $1 billion worth of bitcoin, and that's fantastic.

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