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Winklevoss Twins Going to Space, Via Bitcoins

They use their go-to currency to book on Virgin Galactic

(Newser) - Virgin Galactic has signed up two more high-profile passengers to space: the Winklevoss twins of Facebook fame. In a blog post , Tyler wrote that he and Cameron had paid for their tickets using their favorite currency—bitcoins.
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Bitcoin Is Doomed; Long Live Bitcoin

Most think the currency will survive this body blow

(Newser) - Will Bitcoin survive? USA Today talks to a slew of experts and finds a general consensus that, yes, the currency will bounce back after the collapse of its largest exchange . "The Internet didn't die when the bubble popped," says one expert who works with Bitcoin... More »

The FBI Has More Bitcoins Than the Winklevoss Twins

The US government's wallet is the biggest in the world

(Newser) - The biggest Bitcoin wallet in the world appears to belong to … the FBI? Yes, thanks to its takedown of Silk Road , the Bureau now holds a wallet with 144,000 Bitcoins, Wired reports, which as of this writing is worth somewhere around $100 million. While the Bitcoin market is... More »

Winklevoss Twins Behind One of Biggest Bitcoin Hauls

Former Zuckerberg rivals: digital currency 'here to stay'

(Newser) - The Winklevoss twins of Facebook fame/infamy are leading the charge on another digital frontier: the digital currency known as bitcoin. Their holdings translated to some $11 million in actual money, they say; that is, before values dropped drastically yesterday. But Tyler and Cameron are confident in their investment. "People... More »

Winklevosses Sink $1M in New Social-Network Venture

They back Divya Narendra's investment site with $1M

(Newser) - It seems their much-publicized battle with Mark Zuckerberg hasn't put the Winklevoss twins off social networking for good. Instead, Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss have invested $1 million in another social site: SumZero, a site created in 2008 by their fellow Facebook-fighter Divya Narendra and another Harvard grad. The site,... More »

Court to Winklevoss Twins: Pay Your $13M Legal Tab

They tried to get out of paying up on malpractice grounds

(Newser) - Those poor Winklevoss twins. First courts forced them to stick with their original $65 million settlement with Facebook, and now a court has declared that they must actually pay their lawyer for negotiating it. The twins had tried to get out of paying their law firm its $13 million contingency... More »

Winklevii Shoot Back at Larry Summers Over Insult

Ex-Harvard president 'tactfully challenged,' twins charge

(Newser) - The twins who claim Mark Zuckerberg stole their idea for Facebook don't like being called assholes. Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss—following some choice remarks from Larry Summers about suit-wearing undergraduates—have accused the former Harvard president of being "tactfully challenged," the Wall Street Journal reports. When they... More »

Winklevoss Twins Sue Facebook ... Again

After dropping appeal, new suit is filed

(Newser) - Well, apparently they're not packing it in quite yet: Just one day after dropping plans to appeal their $65 million Facebook settlement, the Winklevoss twins filed a new suit against the social networking site yesterday. This time around, Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss and business partner Divya Narendra seek to... More »

Winklevoss Twins Drop Facebook Appeal

They were going to ask the Supreme Court for a review

(Newser) - The Winklevoss twins are finally packing it in. Cameron and Tyler have dropped plans to appeal their Facebook settlement to the Supreme Court, reports Reuters . The twins say Mark Zuckerberg stole the idea for Facebook and owes them more than the $65 million cash-and-stock settlement they agreed to in 2008.... More »

Winklevoss Twins Appeal to Supreme Court

They're still trying to back out of Facebook settlement

(Newser) - The Winklevoss twins still haven’t given up in their quest to wring more money out of Facebook; they’ve now decided to appeal their case to the Supreme Court, the law firm representing them announced yesterday. The twins are trying to back out of the settlement they agreed to... More »

Now Winklevosses Getting Sued for Facebook Money

Software developer says he deserves up to 50% of their settlement

(Newser) - First the Winklevoss twins went after Facebook, and received $65 million for their efforts. Now, a Boston software developer is saying the Winklevosses owe him, and is taking them to court for up to half of that settlement. Wayne Chang says his P2P software was integrated into the Winklevosses' ConnectU... More »

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