Ben Mezrich Shares His New Book ‘Bitcoin Billionaires’, Narrating Winklevoss Twins’ Untold Story
Ben Mezrich, author of the New York Times bestseller Accidental Billionaires which went onto being adapted into Oscar-winning The Social Network movie has come out with another enchanting tale in the form of Bitcoin Billionaire. The new book brings out an enchanting tale of the Winklevoss twins and how they made their fortune through an accidental discovery of Bitcoin.
Bitcoin Billionaires: A True Story of Genius, Betrayal, and Redemption covers the life of the Winklevoss twins after the infamous court battle with a former classmate and Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg. While the Accidental Billionaire captured the ugly battle between the two sides from Zuckerberg's side of reference, the new book would tell the tale of two brothers who went onto script their own fairy tale in a very unorthodox manner.
How a Stranger Changed the Lives of The Winklevoss Twins
After getting $65 million in settlements from Facebook, the twin went on a vacation to ease of the toil faced during the legal proceedings. However, destiny had planned a greater endeavor for the two brothers as one fine stranger told them about Bitcoin and how it is making great waves on the internet.
The Winklevoss twins went onto investigating about this interesting virtual currency and finally made an investment of $11 million in Bitcoin in 2013, at a time when Bitcoin was fairly unknown to the majority of the world. Bitcoin was trading at around $120 mark at that time. The Winklevoss twins also famously claimed to own 1% of the total Bitcoin supply.
Bitcoin prices have surged by almost 20,000% since the brothers invested in the digital asset. Their early investment has also brought them into the exclusive club of Bitcoin billionaires.
The Winklevoss Twins Made Wise Investment Choices
The Winklevoss twins did not just invest in Bitcoin early and reaped the riches in 2017, but they made wise investment choices throughout. After hearing about the Bitcoin in 2012, making an investment in 2013, they also launched their own cryptocurrency exchange in the form of Gemini in 2014. The exchange has become one of the leading forces in the decentralized space and has also played a pivotal role in changing the financial ecosystem around the globe.
The story of the Winklevoss twins is surely one with the potential of becoming another blockbuster and the New York Bestseller. It is to be seen if this book would also break records and make the twins a household name.