Bitcoin billionaires the Winklevoss brothers will be speaking at the upcoming Malta Blockchain Summit.
In a dispute made famous by the movie The Social Network, the brothers successfully sued Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg for a cool $65 million, and then used some of it to buy $11 million worth of Bitcoin (BTC)… when it was trading for just $120!
Needless to say, it was a good investment, and the Winklevoss brothers went from being merely extremely rich to insanely stratospherically rich – and became some of the world’s first cryptocurrency billionaires.
Despite having enough money to simply party and travel for the rest of their lives (and then get cryogenically frozen, and woken up again in the future, to party some more), the twins are still very much involved in the crypto industry.
Currently, they own the Gemini cryptocurrency exchange, which has a claim to crypto fame in that it was the world’s first regulated exchange for Ethereum (ETH). They are also locked in a high profile battle with regulators to get clearance to launch an already patented Bitcoin-based exchange-traded fund (ETF) in the United States.
The Winklevoss brothers will be appearing at the Malta Blockchain Summit, taking place from the 1st – 2nd November at the InterContinental Malta, joining a line-up of leading blockchain industry entrepreneurs, visionaries and experts including John McAfee, Maltese Prime Minister Joseph Muscat, and the world’s first android citizen, Sophia.
More information about the Malta Blockchain Summit, including a full agenda and list of speakers can be found at the official website.
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