|Place of birth||Southhampton, U.S.|
|Place of residence||New York, U.S.|
|Alma mater||Harvard University, University of Oxford - Said Business School|
|Known for||Founding precursor project to Facebook, investing in the blockchain and cryptocurrency space|
Cameron Winklevoss is one of the most well-known names in the cryptocurrency space as one of the founders of the Gemini cryptocurrency exchange and custody service. Cameron attended Harvard where he and his brother Tyler conceived of the social network idea ConnectU. Winklevoss would later claim that this idea was stolen by Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and enter a lawsuit against the social media giant.
In 2015, Winklevoss’ Gemini exchange received regulatory approval in the state of New York and has since expanded its services and offerings as the cryptocurrency space continues to grow. In addition to his entrepreneurship, Cameron is an accomplished athlete, having participated in the rowing teams at both Harvard and Oxford, and at the 2008 Olympic games.
Cameron Winklevoss's 2019:
In an interview with CNBC in July following the reveal of Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency project, Cameron and his brother Tyler predicted that every FANG company — Facebook, Amazon, Netflix and Google — will implement digital currencies in some shape or form by 2021. In October, Cameron tweeted that buying Bitcoin could help escape negative interest bonds totaling $17 trillion. This sparked a discussion on the challenges of moving that magnitude of debt to Bitcoin.
Later that month, he suggested that Bitcoin’s value is not properly elucidated as simply “digital gold” but is also valuable as a secure and credibly neutral source of truth. Throughout 2019, the Winklevoss twins expanded Gemini’s suite of services, including a custody service and introducing sub-accounts for institutional investors.
What Cointelegraph expects for 2020:
2020 will see Gemini push into other territories and expand their service offering to attract clients in a highly competitive exchange space. We expect to see multiple acquisitions, strategic partnerships and pilot programs throughout the new year.