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WINKLEVOSS Twins – The Crypto Power Couple

The so-called Winklevoss twins (born August 21, 1981) are the U.S. Internet & crypto entrepreneurs Cameron Winklevoss, and Tyler Winklevoss. They have been crypto pioneers and pushed the development of regulated crypto assets. They are know for their fight with Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg. In 2004, the Winklevoss twins sued him, claiming he stole their ConnectU idea to create Facebook. They ultimately received $65 million.

The Winklevoss Twins
The Winklevoss Twins Cameron (left) and Tyler

In 2013, the twins led a $1.5 million in seed funding of BitInstant. In October 2014, their Gemini crypto exchange went live. In October 2015, Gemini, the twins’ Bitcoin exchange, received approval to launch from the New York State Department of Financial Services. Also in 2014, the twins launched Winkdex, a financial index that tracks the price of bitcoin. The index uses data from seven exchanges, weighed based on the daily trading volume of each exchange. In March 2014, it was announced that the twins had purchased seats on Richard Branson‘s Virgin Galactic shuttle using the profits they had made from bitcoin.

The twins’ company, Math-Based Asset Services LLC, filed to register a bitcoin-based exchange-traded fund called Winklevoss Bitcoin Trust in 2013. The fund was denied in March 2017.

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