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roomiller1701 karma

How can we be sure you're not Tyler Winklevoss?

winky_pop2021 karma

You can't. Sometimes I'm not even sure.

axelindian1084 karma

So, do you have a facebook account?

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DanteTrigo1028 karma


winky_pop1726 karma

1) The Silk Road closure, and resulting price gains demonstrate how the demand for BTC has little to do with illicit transactions. If anything, Silk Road was holding Bitcoin back by disproportionately dominating its narrative in a negative way.

2) It is estimated that the volume of bitcoin transacted on Silk Road only represented ~4% of the total volume of bitcoins transacted on the Block chain over the same period of time.

3) Interesting, but I don't think they solve any "problems" that Bitcoin can't address itself.

4) Volatility will decrease as Bitcoin matures and regulatory landscape becomes clearer.

KindOfSparkly773 karma


winky_pop1104 karma

Is the Pope Catholic? Send me the Term Sheet.

jessemfguire87472 karma

Have you sold any of your bitcoin?

winky_pop780 karma

I have yet to sell a single bitcoin.

higgs241425 karma

You know what's cool?

winky_pop855 karma

A single bitcoin.

SuperBearJew347 karma

Winklevosses, or Winklevii?

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ntrivers324 karma

Thank you for taking the time for this AMA. Where do you see Bitcoin in the future? How will it remain a viable currency?

winky_pop354 karma

small bull case scenario for Bitcoin is a 400 billion USD dollar market cap, so 40,000 USD a coin, but I believe it could be much larger. When this will happen, if it happens, I don't know, but if it happens, it will probably happen much faster than anyone imagines.

marquezdoee323 karma

I just started rowing for my college, any tips?

winky_pop762 karma

One of best ways to get gains is 90min steady state 3-6 times a week, HR @ ~150 BPM (75% of 220 minus your age)

paullove89317 karma

Do you ever wish Pacific Rim was real?

winky_pop583 karma

Yes. Tyler and I would be be able to drift in Jaegers and beat down on Kaijus. Is that you Eli?

AudaciousAsh275 karma

Whats your favorite purchase made using Bitcoin thus far?

winky_pop725 karma

Sriracha bacon lollipops

serversidesandwich241 karma

What has been the most defining experience you have had to date?

winky_pop751 karma

So far, I would say rowing in the Olympic Games for the USA.

mwilcox227 karma

iPhone or Android?

winky_pop677 karma

Both, however, Android is much more Bitcoin friendly.

BuyAllTheCoins138 karma

Do you believe in BTC as a currency or only as a speculative vehicle?

winky_pop246 karma

I view Bitcoin as commodity money.

LiquidWaffle131 karma

What did you think of your portrayal in the Simpsons? Would you be a guest star if given the opportunity?

winky_pop364 karma

Huge fan of the show, but didn't feel our portrayal was particularly clever, a missed opportunity for them but flattered nonetheless.

GodModeMario129 karma

What is your favorite book?

winky_pop377 karma

I have a couple, to name a few, Isaac Asimov's Foundation, Frank Herbert's Dune, Daniel Mason's The Piano Tuner....

Buckiller126 karma

What about Cryptonomicon or Snow Crash?

winky_pop128 karma

Love them both!

OUBC-Tom126 karma

Cameron, what was the highlight of your time at Oxford?

winky_pop541 karma

Dining with Harry Potter.

sew3123 karma

Thanks for taking the time to do this AMA. Do you have any good resources for learning the ins-and-outs of Bitcoin?

winky_pop263 karma is a good starting point for setting up a wallet, etc. is an incredible resource.

OICU812B4114 karma

Favorite video game?

winky_pop721 karma

Age of Empires

jBacon69114 karma


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Plucky3111 karma

Are you actively trading your bitcoin or are you just holding on to them? Do you think you can really predict price movements?

winky_pop275 karma

Holding, Spartans hold. No, my crystal ball is broken ATM.

thebobstu110 karma

What do you say to people who think your right hand is fake in your photo proof?

Cliqey87 karma

I just really like the username you chose. That's all, have a good day.

winky_pop108 karma


curiousshortguy79 karma

Do you think the unequal distribution of bitcoin / big gains of early adopters will be a deterrent in a more widespread adoption of bitcoins?

winky_pop163 karma

No. Early adopters get bigger gains (as they should) because they take on bigger risk. A bitcoin can be divided into 100 million pieces, so I don't see divisibility or distribution as a problem.

groovybear73 karma

Hi Cameron, I feel like watching a movie right now. Do you have any suggestions of what I should watch?

winky_pop253 karma

Toy Story 1,2,3. (A did this marathon earlier today).

parrotsnest63 karma

Can I be you?

winky_pop357 karma

No, but you can be Tyler.

yonathin60 karma

Biggest regret outside of anything facebook related?

winky_pop262 karma

That I haven't formed a band yet.

davie1846 karma

Do you see BTC 'replacing' currencies we have today, or being used alongside them?

Have you invested in any altcoins, if so, which and why?

winky_pop142 karma

I view BTC more as an alternative to fiat currencies than a replacement.

I have not invested in any altcoins because I don't believe that any of the "problems" or issues that they address can't be addressed by Bitcoin itself.

fofoo3343 karma

I understand that your ETF is only available to accredited investors. Why? Was this a decision on your part, or an SEC rule?

Are you planning on opening it up to all people, not only accredited investors?

winky_pop94 karma

Due to gun-jumping rules I can't speak about the Winklevoss Bitcoin Trust, however, ETP's and ETF's are NOT exclusive to accredited investors, any investor can purchase shares.

Tester2483435 karma

  1. When do you estimate the Winklevoss Trust will be approved?
  2. When do you estimate Wall St. will start putting in serious batches (600 million at least) into Bitcoin? 2014? 2015?


cmmann41 karma

don't think they can legally answer that

Tester2483472 karma

Damn! This was my only chance to talk to a famous person!

winky_pop206 karma

Hi Tester! Tyler says "hi" too.

Tester2483474 karma

I am honored!

winky_pop140 karma

As am I. Thanks for taking the time out to join me.

MaleFascistAdvice29 karma

Considering your huge position in bitcoin and the huge volatility of the price, how does it feel riding the massive swings?

winky_pop97 karma

Some days I don't even look at the price. I'm in this for the long-haul. Spartans hold.

AudaciousAsh11 karma

Favorite Album?

winky_pop46 karma

80s Def Leopard: Hysteria 90s Smashing Pumpkins: Siamese Dream, RadioHead: Ok Computer, Alice in Chains: Dirt...

mariposalily10 karma

Hi Cameron,

What is your Christmas wish this year?

winky_pop70 karma

A triplet.

Molzilla2 karma

How exactly does one bitcoin?

winky_pop2 karma

its a "bit" like twerking.