Cameron Howard Winklevoss is an American cryptocurrency and Bitcoin investor, Olympic rower, entrepreneur, and founder of Winklevoss Capital Management and Gemini cryptocurrency exchange. He competed in the men's pair rowing event at the 2008 Summer Olympics with his identical twin brother and rowing partner, Tyler Winklevoss. Winklevoss and his brother are known for co-founding HarvardConnection along with Harvard classmate Divya Narendra. In 2004, the Winklevoss brothers sued Facebook founderhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cameron_Winklevoss
Apr 11, 2011 · Cameron Winklevoss, Tyler Winklevoss and Divya Narendra (the Winklevosses) claim that Mark Zuckerberg stole the idea for Facebook (the social networking site) from them. They sued Facebook and Zuckerberg (Facebook) in Massachusetts.
Cameron Howard Winklevoss is an American cryptocurrency and Bitcoin investor, Olympic rower, entrepreneur, and founder of Winklevoss Capital Management and Gemini cryptocurrency exchange. He competed in the men's pair rowing event at the 2008 Summer Olympics with his identical twin brother and rowing partner, Tyler Winklevoss. Winklevoss and his brother are known for co-founding HarvardConnection along with Harvard classmate Divya Narendra. In 2004, the Winklevoss brothers sued Facebook founder
- Early Life and Education
- Pre-Blockchain Technology Career
- Blockchain Technology Career
Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss were born on August 21, 1981 in Southampton, New York. Their father Howard Winklevossis a renowned academic, actuary, and entrepreneur. They also had a sister, Amanda who died in the year 2002 at the age of 23. The Winklevoss twins spent the better part of their formative years in Greenwich, Connecticut where they both attended the Greenwich Country Day School and the Brunswick High School. In 2000, they both began studying Economics at Harvard. While at Harvard, they were members of the Hasty Pudding Club as well as the Porcellian Club. They both graduated in 2004 earning respective B.A. degrees in Economics. For their postgraduate study, they enrolled at Oxford University’s Said Business school in 2009. By the following year, they had completed their MBAs. During their postgraduate study at Oxford, they competed in the Oxford-Cambridge Boat Race.
The Winklevoss twins together with fellow Harvard student Divya Narendra created HarvardConnection in December of 2002. HarvardConnection was envisioned as a social network platform for students of the school to send and receive messages. The platform was later rechristened ConnectU and launched in May of 2004. Before the launch of the platform, a number of other people also worked on the project. By January 2003, the twins along with Divya Narendra approached their fellow student and compute...
In 2004, the Winklevoss twins along with Divya Narendra and the ConnectU platform filed a lawsuit against Facebook for breach of contract. The lawsuit claimed that Mark Zuckerberg, the creator of Facebook, reneged on an oral contract and copied the source code of the ConnectU platform which he was developing for the twins and used same to create his own social network. The case was settled in February of 2008 for a total sum of $65 Million. The ConnectU internet domain address was acquired an...
Early Involvement with Bitcoin
The Winklevoss Twins first came in contact with Bitcoin while on vacation in Ibiza in the year 2012. A friend introduced the digital currency to the pair and it piqued their interest. They admit having begun buying Bitcoin as well as studying the underlying Blockchain technology. With their background in Economics and their experiences gained from growing up in an entrepreneurial household, the implications of the disruptive potential of Bitcoin was not lost on them. They began by investing i...
$11 Million Purchase
Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss shot to Bitcoin fame in March of 2013 when they purchased 100,000 Bitcoins. The twins had been purchasing Bitcoin prior to this time, beginning the previous year when the price of Bitcoin was still in the single dollar digit. Having won a $65 Million settlement from Facebook, $25 Million of which was paid in cash, the twins decided to invest $11 Million in Bitcoin.
Bitcoin Billionaire Status
In November of 2017, the price of Bitcoin was around about $11,300 which meant that the Winklevoss twins had become Bitcoin billionaires. The value of their 2013 investment has skyrocketed by more than 10,000% in just over 4 years. The price of Bitcoincontinued to rise during the last few weeks of 2017, almost hitting the $20,000 mark. They are known to be the only Bitcoin billionaires apart from the unknown Satoshi Nakamoto, the creator of Bitcoin.
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Divya Narendra (/ n ə ˈ r ɛ n d r ə /; born March 18, 1982) is an American businessman. He is the CEO and co-founder of SumZero along with Harvard classmate Aalap Mahadevia. He also co-founded HarvardConnection (later renamed ConnectU ) with Harvard University classmates Cameron Winklevoss and Tyler Winklevoss .
Apr 30, 2019 · Cameron had first met Zuckerberg in the Kirkland dining hall in October of 2003, when he, Tyler, and their friend Divya Narendra sat down with him to discuss the social network that they had been...
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Feb 06, 2018 · Tyler Winklevoss, left, and Cameron Winklevoss, appear on 'Countdown to the Closing Bell with Liz Claman' on the Fox Business Network in October 2015 to talk about Gemini Trust Co., an exchange they founded for virtual currency such as Bitcoin. People usually don’t say nice things about the Winklevoss twins.
- Max Denike