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Why did the Winklevoss twins sue Mark?

Cameron Winklevoss. In 2004, the Winklevoss brothers sued Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, claiming he stole their ConnectU idea to create the popular social networking site Facebook. In addition to ConnectU, Winklevoss also co-founded the social media website Guest of a Guest with Rachelle Hruska.

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Beside this, how much did the Winklevoss twins settle for?

Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss, who famously won a $65 million settlement from a lawsuit against Facebook in 2011, later used some of that money to purchase what they said was $11 million worth of bitcoin in 2013. That was about 1% of all bitcoin in circulation at the time.

Secondly, do the Winklevoss twins still own Bitcoin? In April 2013, the Winklevoss twins together held $11 million in bitcoin priced at $120 a coin. That month, The New York Times reported the twins' bitcoin holdings were worth about $1.3 billion and that they held an additional $350 million in other cryptocurrencies like Ethereum.

Subsequently, one may also ask, did The Winklevoss Twins win the lawsuit?

Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss won $65 million from the Facebook lawsuit, and invested $11 million of their payout into Bitcoin in 2013, amassing one of the largest portfolios of Bitcoin in the world — 1 percent of the entire currency's dollar value equivalent, said the twins at the time.

Why did the Winklevoss twins sue Facebook?

Winklevoss twins. In 2008, the Winklevoss brothers settled for $65 million in a case where they sued Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg for stealing their ConnectU idea to create Facebook back in 2004. The Winklevoss twins are venture capitalists and led a seed-funding round for Bitcoin payment processor BitInstant.

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