The brothers, two of the most influential players in a new generation of investors, say bitcoin will encourage financial openness.
It was on a very hot day in July 2012 that the Winklevoss twins discovered bitcoin, while partying in Ibiza. At 32 years old, the enviably athletic pair have both Harvard and Oxford on their CVs, and seem predestined for success. They famously won a 5m settlement from Facebook after claiming Mark Zuckerberg had stolen their idea for a Harvard social network, and rowed in the 2008 Olympics.
Facebook’s soaring value has been good news for the Winklevoss brothers and their investment business, and the pair are now two of the most influential players in a new generation of investors. Yet bitcoin, Winklevoss insists, has the potential to be even bigger than Facebook – currently riding a market value of 51bn.[SOURCE](http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/may/19/winklevoss-twins-bitcoin-bigger-than-facebook-investors)