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Winklevoss Twin Talks Emerging Markets, Ignored Citizens and Bitcoin

By CCN.com: Cameron Winklevoss teetered on sounding political Sunday, tweeting about Bitcoin, emerging markets and humanity. Bitcoin is going to disrupt gold, but it will also disrupt any volatile emerging market that doesn't put the welfare of its citizens first and foremost. — Cameron Winklevoss (@cameron) August 18, 2019 The co-founder of Gemini followed that … Read more

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Winklevoss Twins Foster Mainstream Adoption with Bitcoin Giveaway

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Now that bitcoin has taken center stage in the United States, Gemini Co-Founders Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss are doing their part to hasten mainstream adoption. Tyler tweeted his latest challenge, the reward for which is 1 BTC. At the current rate, that amounts to roughly $9,700. By the time the contest is over, however, the … Read more

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Winklevoss Twins: ‘It’s the Bottom of the First Inning’ for Bitcoin

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Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss have big plans for the crypto exchange, Gemini, not to mention their expectations for bitcoin. In a panel discussion with “Bitcoin Billionaires” author Ben Mezrich and The Wall Street Journal’s Paul Vigna, the Winklevosses discussed bitcoin and the crypto landscape. In what appears to be a packed house, they left no … Read more

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Facebook Exec Takes Fall for Libra Name, Denies Copying Winklevosses

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It’s deja vu all over again. Facebook executive David Marcus is taking the blame for Libra, saying it was him, not his boss Mark Zuckerberg, who named the new digital currency. Marcus isn’t apologizing for it, however. On the contrary, he’s insisting that the name Libra had nothing at all to do with Gemini, the … Read more

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Gemini Exchange Expands into Windy City to Capture Institutional Wave

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Gemini, the cryptocurrency exchange launched by Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss, has expanded its footprint into Chicago. A Gemini spokesperson told CCN.com that they are “opening [the new office] with five employees.” One of them, Andrew Page, appears to have been poached from Coinbase, base on his LinkedIn profile. Page spent one month as senior product … Read more

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‘Bitcoin Billionaires’ Author: Zuck Is Trolling Winklevoss Twins with Libra

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Ben Mezrich, the author of the Winklevoss-twins inspired “Bitcoin Billionaires,” is calling out Mark Zuckerberg on Libra. In an interview with CNBC, Mezrich, who was peppered with questions on everything from crypto wallets to bitcoin regulation, observed a foreshadowing between the events that transpire in “The Social Network” and the current dynamic in crypto, saying: … Read more

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Bitcoin Is Taking the Winklevoss Twins ‘to the Moon’

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By CCN.com: The Winklevoss twins, Tyler and Cameron, playfully bragged that bitcoin is taking them to space — literally. Tyler Winklevoss reminded crypto fans that five years ago, he and his brother used bitcoin to pay for a trip aboard billionaire Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic SpaceshipTwo. Tyler tweeted: “In January 2014, I bought a ticket … Read more

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Winklevoss Twins on Bitcoin: ‘We Took a Cannonball off the Diving Board’

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By CCN.com: Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss shared the rundown on “CBS Sunday Morning” alongside Father’s Day, Tim Allen and the latest edition of Toy Story as well as a look back at the Transcontinental Railroad. The twins were featured for their billionaire status, which they achieved through their early investment in bitcoin. The Winklevii were … Read more

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Cameron Winklevoss: “We Know We Aren’t Going to Please Everyone”

Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss did an Ask Me Anything session on Reddit following a full-page advertisement in the New York Times. The twins answered some of the questions asked, including this one, which CCN.com also recently reported on. Some voices in crypto took umbrage with your recent advertising campaign in NY. The slogan read “Gemini: … Read more

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DOJ’s Bitcoin Price Manipulation Probe a ‘Good Thing’: Mike Novogratz

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Billionaire investor and former hedge fund manager Mike Novogratz said that he is optimistic that the US Department of Justice’s (DOJ) recently-launched probe into allegations of bitcoin price manipulation will contribute to the long-term health of the cryptocurrency market. Speaking in an interview with Bloomberg, Novogratz — the founder of $250 million cryptocurrency merchant bank … Read more