Winklevoss Twins Eat, Sleep, Breathe Bitcoin


The twin Harvard graduates of Facebook fame Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss just took the stage at Disrupt NY to update everyone on their recent bitcoin projects. As a reminder, the twins have been working on an exchange traded fund (ETF) under the symbol ‘COIN’ so that old-school traders can trade bitcoins on the NASDAQ OMX. The two brothers also recently announced a new bitcoin exchange called Gemini. They want to build a fully regulated and fully compliant U.S.-based exchange.

“A lot of people don’t want to deal with the effort needed to secure your bitcoins,” Cameron Winklevoss said. “That’s why we started to build Gemini, which is a U.S.-based exchange with compliance — it’s NASDAQ, E-Trade and DTC built into one.”

[pullquote author=”Cameron Winklevoss” align=”right”]We don’t just have our skin in the game, we have our whole body in the game[/pullquote]

According to Tyler, there is a long-standing dilemma when…

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