Who knew that Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss, known for their early involvement in Facebook, were in love with bitcoin? And do you care? You might, when you find out that they were the first to file for a bitcoin Exchange-Traded Fund (ETF) with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Some think that bitcoin ETFs will provide the ignition that bitcoin has been looking for.
In 2012, according to Forbes, while vacationing in Ibiza, the fraternal entrepreneurs were introduced to bitcoin and fancied its chances as an alternative to fiat currencies. According to Tyler, the two brothers began buying and studying the currency and were ultimately “sucked in” to the digital currency world, noting that “you don’t predict when you’re going to fall in love.”
Tyler and Cameron, who both studied economics at Harvard, are now CEO and president, respectively, of Gemini, a cryptocurrency exchange.
According to the brothers: “We figured this is probably a pretty