Bitcoin Billionaires by Ben Mezrich
The English-language book Bitcoin Billionaires is about the first billionaires through an investment in Bitcoin.
This is the story of the Winklevoss twins, who were involved in the founding history of Facebook as Harvard students and took part as rowers in the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
Twins Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss received a settlement payment of $65 million from a lawsuit with Facebook, which has been invested as investment capital in Bitcoin and Bitcoin companies since 2013.
The Winklevoss twins became the first billionaires through their early investment in Bitcoin.
The book is an exciting journey starting in 2013, when Bitcoin first became known to a wider public. Wrapped up in the true story, the reader learns a great deal about Bitcoin and its special properties. Interesting are the Bitcoin protagonists, companies and temporal events that have been packed into an entertaining story.
The story is written by author Ben Mezrich, who has already written the book on the founding history of Facebook, which was filmed as the Oscar-winning film “The Social Network”.
The Winklevoss twins were long associated with Facebook and were able to emancipate themselves through Bitcoin into a new career as venture capitalists and founders of the Bitcoin Stock Exchange Gemini.
The book tells the founding story when the Winklevoss twins wanted to establish themselves as venture capitalists and encountered considerable difficulties because of the Facebook past. In Ibiza, the brothers meet Charlie Shrem from Bitinstant and invest in the company and Bitcoin in 2013.
The story tells about the beginnings and the first Bitcoin hypes, about dubious characters, about the currency on the drug trading platform Silk Road and about personalities from the Bitcoin environment.
While you are captivated by the exciting story, you will also receive an entertaining introduction to the Bitcoin topic.
On 26 November 2017, at a Bitcoin price of over $10,000, the Winklevoss brothers became the first Bitcoin billionaires. The book tells their story and how they got there.
The book is in English and was published as a paperback in May 2019 under the title “Bitcoin Billionaires: A True Story of Genius, Betrayal and Redemption”.
The book is not yet available in German.
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