‘Bitcoin billionaires’ Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss see no limits to how huge their business could become

‘Bitcoin billionaires’ Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss see no limits to how huge their business could become

“In the first 10 years, a lot of people were like ‘Amazon isn’t competing with Barnes and Noble’. But we know how that played out. Cryptocurrency is so young, we are only a couple of years into this journey”.

However, they are due another clash with their nemesis, Zuckerberg, who has his own team dedicated to blockchain and is building its own coin for payments. The twins have are stony-faced when I ask whether they feel vindicated about the Facebook boss’s fall from grace. “Yeah, we have been pretty busy in crypto so not really reading those papers that much,” Tyler says, adding that it is “cool” that he is entering the same market.

Cameron says that it is “really positive” that Zuckerberg might launch a digital coin pegged to the US dollar. The pair are not sore losers and they promote Gemini on Facebook and Instagram, which they use for personal accounts. But they cannot resist a subtle dig. “Crypto is transferring value and putting markets on certain resources which is, like, greater, like, brings more people in, like, than, like, sharing photos right?

“Which is powerful. People want to connect and stuff, but if you actually pay people and things in value that is almost, like, more significant,” Tyler says. The twins believe there is something bigger than Facebook coming. Perhaps the next Hollywood script will reveal how losing out to Zuckerberg created a chain of events that helped dismantle the central banking system.

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