The Bitcoin wealthy is even more prosperous today, as the price of the cryptocurrency blasts upwards after the news that Elon Musk’s Tesla had invested big time.
The Winklevoss twins, two of the biggest Bitcoin enthusiasts in the crypto world, are a whole lot richer – this is thanks to Elon Musk.
The founders of crypto exchange Gemini, Tyler, and Cameron Winklevoss are always secretive about how much Bitcoin they own. However, a past figure from the New York Times is being looked at, they had $11 million worth of the currency way back in 2013.
This is when the price of Bitcoin was $141 per coin. It is now up to over 30,472% – its new all-time high of $42,605.52. It means that the twins’ fortune is now a spectacular $3.3 billion. But it is just an estimate. That figure is now up to half a billion.
The twins have Elon Musk to thank for their recent boost in Bitcoin wealth. It is because his company, Tesla, has invested $1.5 billion in the cryptocurrency, according to an SEC filing publicized today.
And because of this, the price of the currency has since rocketed: as of now it was $42,605.52, up by 13% in the last 24 hours, according to CoinMarketCap data.
Today Cameron Winklevoss tweeted about Musk’s move “If you are a company CEO and thinking about adding Bitcoin to your balance sheet you still have the opportunity to be an early adopter,” he wrote. “But not for long.”
If the twins’ prediction is correct, they will be thanking CEOs in the long run.
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