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How Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss Built Their Fortunes

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Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss were first known for their legal battle with Mark Zuckerberg over Facebook, but have since moved on to create a crypto-based empire.

Just six months after the $65 million settlement in Facebook stock and cash, the twins represented the U.S. at the Bejing Olympics in rowing competitions.

But what set the direction of their joint career course was in 2012 when they purchased $10 million worth of Bitcoin, which--at the time--was priced at $8.

Since then, they have fully entered into the crypto economy using their venture capital firm, Winklevoss Capital Management to invest in several now successful companies like Block-Fi.

Their most significant acquisitions are Gemini Trust a digital exchange with $29 billion in trading volume and Nifty Gateway, one of the premier digital art platforms.

The Winklevoss Twins plan on merging the two creating a new model for a digital economy with a marketplace and portfolio where NFT's, and cryptocurrencies can be more fully utilized in what they call the "new cryptonative universe". 

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