Winklevoss twins become very first bitcoin billionaires

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Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss arrive at the White House Correspondents Association Dinner on May Trio, 2014 te Washington, DC. (Shutterstock/Opstopping)

Tech personalities Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss are perhaps best known for suing Mark Zuckerberg for allegedly stealing the idea for Facebook.

Dubbed spil &ldquo,Winklevi&rdquo, ter the 2010 biographical toneelstuk &ldquo,The Social Network,&rdquo, the identical twins have reportedly cashed ter on their hefty Facebook payout and now own one of the largest portfolios of bitcoin.

According to Fortune, the brothers took their $65 million from the 2011 lawsuit and invested $11 million of it into the cryptocurrency ter 2013.

Four years zometeen, their stock has risen to $1 billion&mdash,an epic come back ter just a brief amount of time.

Even before the unprecedented surge of the now popular cryptocurrency, the siblings refused to sell a single one of their bitcoins, the report said.

This proved to be a wise decision, spil the currency is now valued at $11,247 coin&mdash,a far sob from the $120 value when the brothers very first invested.

&ldquo,If bitcoin is a better gold or seen spil a type of gold-like asset, then it could be te the trillions on a market cap,&rdquo, Tyler Winklevoss described their investment te a 2105 report from CNN Money. &ldquo,Wij do feel those are very real possibilities.&rdquo,

Aside from acquiring wealth from bitcoin, the brothers also attempted to create an exchange-trade joy for the cryptocurrency early this year, but wasgoed denied by the US Securities and Exchange Commission.

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