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Bitcoin's Recent Surge Creates New Billionaires

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From the Winklevoss twins and a veteran VC to the CEO of publicly traded Microstrategy, the investors smart enough to hold onto their crypto through its ups and downs are riding high once again. Pictured Above (L-R): Cameron Winklevoss, Michael Saylor, Matthew Roszak, Vitalik Buterin, Tyler Winklevoss. All but Buterin are now billionaires. By:Michael del Castillo, Jeff Kauflin, Steven Ehrlich &Antoine Gara

In the investing world, money talks. On rare occasions, however, vindication is even better than a giant mountain of cash. Over the past decade, the true believers of the cryptocurrency revolution have turned what was once considered an oddball peanut gallery in the financial world into the next trillion-dollar asset class. And as they count their digital coin, they’re ready to take a bow.  

Take Cameron Winklevoss, the cryptocurrency entrepreneur who alongside his twin brother Tyler sued Facebook, claiming Mark Zuckerberg stole their idea for the social networking site. In 2012, the Winklevii took the relative pittance Zuckerberg flicked at them to go away and stashed it in Bitcoin. They were mocked for years. Two Harvard-educated rowers seeking fame and fortune in digital currencies—alongside nerds, anarchists, speculators and worse. Now Bitcoin is soaring

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