Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss believe the cryptocurrency revolution has the potential to re-architect trade, the financial system, the Internet, and the future of money as we know it. But they also know it won’t be easy and will require a thoughtful, rules-based approach. A lot has changed since Cameron and Tyler first got involved with bitcoin in 2012: Gemini, the regulated cryptocurrency exchange and custodian they launched in 2015, recently passed its three-year operating anniversary and hit many milestones in 2018—from releasing a highly anticipated mobile app and securing digital asset insurance to helping to stand up the Virtual Commodity Association and launching a controversial ad campaign. Cameron and Tyler have weathered the rise and fall of the price of bitcoin—and the chaos that came with both the highs and lows—but have never wavered in their belief that bitcoin is better at being gold than gold. In this session they will discuss what’s on the horizon for Gemini and the crypto industry in 2019, why they’re focused on building trust, and why they believe the current ‘crypto winter’ will be a time of lasting innovation.
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