The Winklevoss twins explained Bitcoin to Dave Portnoy
The Winklevoss twins explained Bitcoin to Dave Portnoy
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The Winklevoss twins explained Bitcoin to Dave Portnoy

By Marco Cavicchioli - 14 Aug 2020

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The renowned trader Dave Portnoy recently invited the Winklevoss twins to teach him something about Bitcoin

On his Twitter profile, followed by over 1.7 million people, he then posted the video of the meeting, which shows Portnoy welcoming Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss, the founders of the Gemini crypto exchange, to his home and asking them several questions. 

The video, published yesterday, has already more than half a million views, and Portnoy commented on the publication by writing: 

“I Am Now the Baron of Bitcoin Featuring The Winklevoss Twins”. 

The video actually lasts only 10 minutes, and is an excerpt from their meeting. However, it is clearly understood that it is not a homemade video, shot to capture the meeting, but a professional video artfully created for Portnoy’s channel. 

In fact, in addition to being a well-known trader, and founder of Barstool Sports, Dave Portnoy is also a celebrity in the world of day trading, particularly thanks to his Twitter profile, but especially his Instagram profile, which has more than 2.7 million followers. 

The video published on Instagram is slightly longer (13 minutes), and has already collected 715,000 views and 1,106 comments.

Bitcoin lessons to Dave Portnoy 

The famous trader had already mentioned cryptocurrencies in his videos several times in the past, and he did not hide the fact that he has only superficial and confused knowledge about them. That’s why he decided to get more in-depth answers from two crypto professionals like the Winklevoss twins. 

Considering the remarkable and continuous activity of promoting their exchange, and as a result also the crypto world, it is not to be excluded that the twins have been involved in this initiative not only as experts in the field but perhaps also in the design phase. In other words, it is not impossible to imagine that it might even have been their idea. 

As they are well known even beyond the crypto world, they could have been the ones who proposed to Portnoy to make this video together in order to explain to his followers how cryptocurrencies work. 

In fact, it’s probably no coincidence that in the video they guide Portnoy to make some purchases precisely on their exchange, Gemini, using $250,000 that the trader had previously deposited. 

Given the fame and notoriety of Portnoy, these initiatives have the potential to make cryptocurrencies known to many people, especially if these videos are so concrete, demonstrating also the operation on crypto platforms. 

Marco Cavicchioli
Marco Cavicchioli

Class 1975, Marco teaches web-technologies and is an online writer specializing in cryptocurrencies. He founded ilBitcoin.news, and his YouTube channel has more than 25 thousand subscribers.

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