Bitcoin Mania

DealBook Connects the Winklevii and Bitcoin, Wins Internet Bingo

Winner winner, chicken dinner!
(Photo: Celebrity Net Worth)

(Photo: Celebrity Net Worth)

Some days, the planets align and you get magic. For example: this news from DealBook that Zuck nemeses the Winklevii are, in fact, two of the biggest Bitcoin investors in the world.

Of course they are!

DealBook reports:

“An array of speculators have now bid up the price of the bitcoin to the point where the outstanding supply of the digital money was worth $1.3 billion at last count. The Winklevii — as they are popularly known — say they own nearly 1 percent of that, or some $11 million.”

The Winklevoss twins are Bitcoin millionaires, say the Winklevoss twins. And they’re pretty sure they’re on the ground floor of something really amazing:

“People say it’s a Ponzi scheme, it’s a bubble,” said Cameron Winklevoss. “People really don’t want to take it seriously. At some point that narrative will shift to ‘virtual currencies are here to stay.’ We’re in the early days.”

And they’ve already talked to DealBook, so NO ONE can steal it this time!

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