Bitcoin Billionaires: A True Story of Sex, Genius, Betrayal, Redemption and the six foot five, identical twin Olympic rowers who spun virtual currency into an empire of solid gold (Paperback)Ben Mezrich (author)
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After Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss reluctantly settled with Mark Zuckerberg for their contribution to the invention of The Facebook, they planned to take their fortune and set themselves up as a VC fund in Silicon Valley.
They quickly discovered that no one would take their money, for fear of alienating their nemesis.
Quite by accident, while nursing their wounds in Ibiza, they stumbled into a shady character who pointed out to them that Facebook, ironically, was now the establishment; if they wanted to be disrupters and make a true killing they needed to get in on the ground floor of a brand new idea: cryptocurrency.
They started buying Bitcoin when it was $6 a coin. As of the publication of this book, it is trading at over $7000 a coin.
On 26 November 2017, they became the first Bitcoin billionaires.
From the Silk Road to the Dread Pirate Roberts to the halls of the Securities and Exchange commission to the headquarters of Facebook, Bitcoin Billionaires will take us on a wild and surprising ride while shining a bright light on an economic event that continues to baffle the average reader.
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Number of pages: 320
Dimensions: 234 x 153 mm