Don' t miss: 6 must- read books about bitcoin. Jan 12 · A representative for Winklevoss Capital, the brothers investment firm declined to comment. The brothers had first gained notoriety more than a decade ago when they unsuccessfully sued Facebook ( FB) CEO Marc Zuckerberg for stealing the idea that became the world' s largest social network. A bet on Bitcoin several years ago has grown into a fortune for the brothers.
Like CNBC Make It on Facebook! Winkle brothers bitcoin. It was the settlement from that earlier legal battle that funded their initial bitcoin investment.
Winklevoss twins see bitcoin as ‘ better than gold’. Alleging that Zuckerberg stole their idea the two brothers embarked on a bruising legal battle that would net them a $ 65m settlement in , Cameron ( left) , · The Winklevoss twins, The Social c 19, serve as the inspiration for the film, Tyler at their office in New York City. That’ s right Cameron Winklevoss — who in famously sued Mark Zuckerberg, claiming he stole their idea for Facebook — have ridden a 10, Tyler · Winklevoss twins become first " bitcoin billionaires".