Griffin, left, and Duncan Cock Foster. Photo: Victor Llorente When Duncan and Griffin Cock Foster met Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss last year, it was inevitable that they would have a lot to talk about. Both sets of siblings are twins. Both had been rowers. Both had founded companies to make money in the world of blockchain technology. In other words, both are literal, actual tech bros. “We were telling them this story about how we realized we could get a lot more out of teaming up as twin brothers working together,” Griffin recalled of the Cock Foster–Winklevoss summit. “And they were like, ‘Oh yeah, we hear you on that.’ ” The Winklevosses — Mark Zuckerberg’s Harvard schoolmates, immortalized in The Social Network, who famously sued him for stealing Facebook and later became bitcoin billionaires — were then about to buy the 24-year-old Cock Fosters’ start-up, Nifty Gateway, through their own cryptocurrency company, Gemini. Part of the acquisition payment was to be, naturally, in bitcoin. “The funny part,” Duncan added, “is [in high school] we went and saw The Social Network, and everyone was like, ‘Wow, you guys kind of look like those twins from that movie; you guys should row too.’… Read full this story
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