Bitcoin Billionaires is one of the last books of Ben mezrich soon to hit the big screens in film form.
It seems that Ben Mezrich is the author of books on revolutions. Prior to this, he had written "The Accidental Billionaires" which was later turned into a movie, "The Social Network," which told the story behind the birth and success of the most famous social network known today: Facebook.
Today Ben Mezrich returns with “Bitcoin Billionaires”, which is a sequel to "The Social Network" and tells the story of the brothers Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss.
Ironically, the Winklevoss twins were also stars in "The Accidental Billionaires," as the book and subsequent film tell the story that saw them as opposed to Mark Zuckerberg. The current CEO of Facebook, in fact, was accused by the Winklevoss twins of having stolen the idea of creating a platform that would connect students. The affair culminated in a maxi lawsuit that saw Zuckerberg compensate the Winklevoss brothers with $ 65 million.
The Winklevoss twins invested 11 of those 65 million in Bitcoin. That was in 2013, Bitcoin was worth $ 120. It goes without saying how much the value of Bitcoin skyrocketed at that time.
Bitcoin Billionaires, Ben Mezrich's prophecy.
For the Winklevoss, it was a kind of vindication against Mark Zuckerberg. A story that deserved to be told. Ben Mezrich did, who in recent days, on Twitter, wrote:
“In 2009, I wrote the book that became The Social Network because I believed that Facebook was going to change our world. Ten years later, I wrote Bitcoin Billionaires for a similar reason. I think Bitcoin is going to change our world. "
Facebook has really changed the world, facilitating connections, friendships and imposing a new way of communicating. From the neighbor to the president of the United States, everyone communicates on Facebook.
But Facebook has also acquired a dominant position in the market, buying two equally successful applications: WhatsApp and Instagram. And now he aims to launch his stable coin, Diem, the cryptocurrency that was originally called Libra.
Diem will not compete with Bitcoin because it is clearly different. Diem is centralized and will be a means of exchanging money and making payments, while Bitcoin, although it started as a peer-to-peer currency, is now credited as a store of value.
Bitcoin will change the world the day it proves trustworthy, curbing its high volatility and ultimately turning to digital gold.