Winklevoss Twins News
The Winklevoss twins – Cameron Winklevoss and Tyler Winklevoss — are American rowers and Internet entrepreneurs, famous for co-founding HarvardConnection and suing Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of Facebook, with the claim that Zuckerberg stole their idea to create a social networking site. This case ultimately provided them $65 million. Today, the Winklevoss twins are venture capitalists and Bitcoin investors. The twins led $1.5 million into a Bitcoin payment processor called BitInstant, though it was closed after its CEO, Charlie Shrem was charged with money laundering. The Winklevoss twins also established Winkdex, a financial index for tracking the price of Bitcoin. In addition, the Winklevoss twins are the founders of the Bitcoin exchange Gemini, the world’s first ether exchange to be licensed. Currently, they are working on exchange-traded products with cryptocurrencies and won a patent for settling it.
Despite the shift, Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss continue to run the cryptocurrency exchange’s global operations.
Cameron Winklevoss steps down from Gemini’s European board
For “a more vital future,” Praxis is one step closer to building a crypto-powered city utopia, after a funding round from leading crypto VCs.
City-building startup Praxis secures $15M in Series A Funding
New Year Special
Twitter hosted an abundance of crypto industry action in 2021. Check out a few Crypto Twitter highlights from the year.
Crypto Twitter year in review: 10 influential tweets of 2021
The Winklevoss twins have big plans for a Gemini future in different metaverses as they go head to head with archrival Meta.
$400M funding round to help Gemini build in the decentralized metaverse
Colossal is aiming to combat climate change by resurrecting extinct species in their natural habitats, with the firm’s landmark de-extinction project focused on...
Bitcoin billionaires back ‘moonshot’ scheme to resurrect woolly mammoths
The recent regulatory backlash against Binance could give a competitive advantage to regulated exchanges.
Gemini plans to beat Binance through compliance, aims to become the 'fastest tortoise' in the race
Gemini has partnered with a nonprofit to purchase carbon permits from government-related cap-and-trade markets and erase them from circulation.
Winklevoss’ Gemini buys carbon credits to cut Bitcoin’s CO2 footprint