Revealed Names of First Bitcoin Billionaires Send Social Media Users Into Frenzy

Twins become world’s first bitcoin billionaires

This year will be the most fantastic year for Bitcoin, the digital coin that employs impressive coding techniques to verify the transfer of funds.

Brothers Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss, whom Mark Zuckerberg once promised to "f-k. probably in the ear" over their claim that they generated the idea for Facebook, and who were subsequently immortalized in The Social Network, have long dreamed of getting even with their former Harvard classmate. They launched a digital current marketplace called Gemini in 2015, to allow investors to buy and sell and also store Bitcoins.

And Winklevoss twins have seen their investment surge by close to 10,000 per cent since they bought the cryptocurrency.

Bitcoin is back to its winning ways, posting a record high on Sunday and making billionaires of the twins Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss. When this digital currency first came out, no one would have predicted the kind of success it would gain. When it hit $11,000 this weekend, such a stake... The Telegraph noted that the Winklevoss twins have been long-term Bitcoin bulls. At today's price of $11,200, 100,000 bitcoins are worth $1.12 billion.




The big question now is if there's any more room left for Bitcoin to grow. Last week it emerged that exchange operator Nasdaq could follow rival CME Group in launching bitcoin future contracts next year, a sign that professional investors are increasingly taking the asset seriously.

The Winklevoss Twins are among the first backers of Bitcoin, purchasing $11 million worth of bitcoins in 2011, which amounted to about 1 percent of the total amount of BTC in circulation at that time. And the world just got its first set of Bitcoin billionaires.

However, it seems Bitcoin's enormous popularity is slowly gaining traction among private entities and financial regulators.

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