RT @nytimestech: Charlie Shrem, a Bitcoin entrepreneur, said he was penniless when he went to jail a few years ago. But he's been on a luxury spending spree lately. The Winklevoss twins, his old partners, claim in a lawsuit he's doing it with Bitcoin he owes them. https://t.co/m7KVJhWO4V
“Either Shrem has been incredibly lucky and successful since leaving prison, or — more likely — he ‘acquired’ his six properties, two Maseratis, two powerboats and other holdings with the appreciated value of the 5,000 Bitcoin he stole from” the Winklevoss twins in 2012" https://t.co/lyk6Ov1PGJ
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The Winklevii are strange. On the one hand they do seem to have their finger in the pulse of the exact tech and tech business "here and now". As the hyperbolic saying goes, lightning never strikes twice in the same place.
On the other, they do seem to simultaneously think mostly inside the box they inhabit and have difficulty zooming out to see the whole grand forest (case in point: the unimaginably large leap of scale from Harvard Connection to Facebook).
Then what's up with the people they trust their code/keys with? Again, their cozy formative surroundings may have limited the scope of people they have dealt with, particularly those who grew up hungry and achin' to be rich, their "born and raised rich" arrogance turning these people off, big time.
Although to be honest, the Winkii got way, **way** more income from their lawsuit vs Facebook than they would have in a lifetime tied to HarvardConnection.com. They should be very grateful of the day Zuck entered their lives.