Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss, the co-founders of crypto exchange Gemini, admitted in an interview with CNN that they were ready to partner with Facebook for the Libra project.
Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss Believe in Libra
On August 19, Winklevoss brothers told CNN’s Poppy Harlow that they would close their eyes to their rivalry with Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg for Libra. Whether or not they reach a deal with the social media giant, the twins believe in Libra’s potential. They said that Facebook’s digital currency project was great for the market in a period when cryptos are everywhere. Cameron noted:
I think there is a day in the future where we can’t live without crypto, or imagine a world before crypto.
The potential collaboration between Gemini co-founders and Mark Zuckerberg might materialize despite their old legal fight over the origins of the social media behemoth and who should be called Facebook creators.
It should come as no surprise that Zuckerberg actually consulted the brothers when developing Libra.
Back in 2011, when the dispute began, CNN sarcastically predicted that the only thing that could stop “Winklevoss twins’ legal crusade against Facebook” was the end of the universe that is estimated to come in several billion years from now. In the end, Libra might become more powerful than the anticipated heat death. This is true at least in the context of Zuckerberg-Winklevoss brothers rivalry.
Besides, the twins took solace in their role in the rapidly growing crypto industry after creating Gemini.
Tyler Winklevoss explained:
Facebook was a dispute, but it didn’t really define who we were as people. Gemini’s much more of a representation of who we are,