Thus, once lost, bitcoins cease to exist. This is important. Recently, one man threw away a hard drive that housed bitcoins worth some $7.5 million. Those coins are now gone, never to circulate again. In this exclusive excerpt from Bitcoin Billionaires, Ben Mezrich traces the world’s biggest crypto cash-out back to a conference-room showdown featuring a booster seat, a handshake, and $65 million. The Winklevoss twins are the world’s first bitcoin billionaires. The twins have invested and reaped a 10,000 per cent rise in the cryptocurrency. Eventually, there will be a market product that replicates the price action in Bitcoin, but the chances are that those poor Winklevoss twins lost their opportunity last week. It seems like everything they get involved in is a huge winner and at best, they only can capture a sliver of the value. Another in a series of blows to the ego Like the Winklevoss twins, he moved into cryptocurrency early, mining 7,500 bitcoins between 2009 and 2013. He sold the laptop he used to mine the coins, but kept the hard drive just in case those ...
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