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“Bitcoin Billionaires”: the movie with the Winklevoss twins
“Bitcoin Billionaires”: the movie with the Winklevoss twins
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“Bitcoin Billionaires”: the movie with the Winklevoss twins

By Marco Cavicchioli - 9 Jun 2020

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The Winklevoss twins will be the protagonists of the film Bitcoin Billionaires which talks about their story as billionaires in bitcoin. 

This was announced by Greg Silverman of Stampede Ventures, who revealed that he has partnered with the Winklevoss twins themselves to bring to the big screen an adaptation of Ben Mezrich’s book “Bitcoin Billionaires: A True Story of Genius, Betrayal, and Redemption”. 

Mezrich is also the author of “The Accidental Billionaires”, the book from which the famous film “The Social Network” was based, which told the story of the creation of Facebook, by Mark Zuckerberg, and which made the Winklevoss twins famous. 

Bitcoin Billionaires, released in 2019, is actually the sequel to The Accidental Billionaires, released in 2009, which makes the film with the Winklevoss twins a sequel to The Social Network. 

The book tells the story of brothers Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss, following the case won against Mark Zuckerberg, and a meeting in Ibiza with an eccentric character who tells them about a brand new idea: Bitcoin. 

It was 2012 and Bitcoin had only been born a little over three years ago, so that at the time 1 BTC was only worth about $10. The Winklevoss twins immediately realized that it was either the next “big thing” or nonsense, and they decided to bet on it.

The story told in the book ends in November 2017, when the twins become the first bitcoin billionaires, excluding Satoshi Nakamoto, thanks to their investments and the bull-run of the BTC price. 

The book has already been a huge success, so it’s possible that the film may also follow suit. After all, The Social Network, although not produced by Greg Silverman, won three Oscars. 

Silverman said: 

“I have known Cameron and Tyler for years. Last summer my son, Caleb, was fortunate enough to intern at Winklevoss Capital and the twins shared an early copy of Bitcoin Billionaires with him. Caleb and I traded the book back and forth on a summer trip, devouring it in a couple of days. Upon finishing it, it was clear to both of us that Cameron and Tyler’s remarkable redemption story, coupled with Ben’s masterful writing, would lend itself to a one of a kind movie. We are very grateful at Stampede that we were able to convince them to turn their story into a film and produce it with us. This is Rocky II meets Wall Street in a world filled with unique and mesmerizing characters. This is going to make an incredible film”.

The Winklevoss twins commented saying: 

“Ben is no stranger to writing about technology revolutions. His book Accidental Billionaires, which was later made into the movie The Social Network, chronicled the early days of social-networking, when many still dismissed it as just a fad. Ben immediately understood the promise of cryptocurrency and was serious about telling its story to the world. Whether you are a longtime HODLer or have just arrived, we think you will enjoy the colorful, frontier days of the cryptocurrency revolution that Ben Mezrich has deftly captured in Bitcoin Billionaires. We look forward to sharing this story and bringing the early days of this revolution to theaters in partnership with Stampede Ventures”.

Marco Cavicchioli
Marco Cavicchioli

Born in 1975, Marco has been the first to talk about Bitcoin on YouTube in Italy. He founded ilBitcoin.news and the Facebook group" Bitcoin Italia (open and without scam) ".

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