The Winklevoss twins, Cameron and Tyler, have become the first Bitcoin billionaires, The Telegraph reported Sunday.
The Winklevoss bought one percent of the total amount of Bitcoin for the price of $11 million back in 2013. Since then, the price of a coin has seen nearly a 100-fold increase. The twin-brothers don't sell their assets intentionally as they regard Bitcoin as a long-term investment and a "better version of gold."
However, the parties have reached an agreement, with Zuckerberg reportedly paying some $65 million to the Winklevoss twins.
The identified names of the lucky twins have sent Twitter users into a frenzy, however, many have voiced the belief that there are also other Bitcoin billionaires.
First crypto billionaires even tho they where rich before hand #Crypto #cryptocurrencies #bitcoin #ethereum #blockchain #bitcoins #investing #litecoin #powerledger @msjemmagreen @GrantCardone @SatoshiLite @elonmusk pic.twitter.com/lDM4eYSc6e— Jack Ellis (@JackEllis2345) 3 декабря 2017 г.
There are other Bitcoin billionaires but this article is still interesting! It's amazing how far we got https://t.co/8L0k13eM7f— CryptOstrich (@execitor) 3 декабря 2017 г.
https://t.co/Mqa2v415cS Bitcoin Billionaires. Now if they just HODL until 2020 they might become the richest people in the world if BTC reaches $1,000,000 or @officialmcafee says he will eat his dick on live television. $BTC https://t.co/NmoicOaeyZ— John Zwick (@jackzwick) 3 декабря 2017 г.
"Social Network 2" for the Winklevoss twins and for the rest of us, that are yet to invest in bitcoin 😑— Babafemi Martin (@babaf3mo) 3 декабря 2017 г.
Winklevoss net worth will be superior than zuckerberg’s one. Oh the irony 🥂 https://t.co/HNFxJOncje— Paul (@paul_btc) 3 декабря 2017 г.
Bitcoin, which is one of the most popular cryptocurrencies, has no material form and allows users to make payments for goods and services online. It was introduced in 2009 as an independent alternative to government-backed currencies. Most recently, Bitcoin's price has reached a new record high of 11,700, thus seeing a 27 percent increase in a last week.