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February 20, 2014, 08:29:39 AM
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The name is dumb, but that can be changed later. Think of this as more of a proof of concept, and you can't exactly expect the Winklevii to do anything perfectly. So far they have made the largest known purchase of bitcoins, and they did it at a time when most thought the currency would flounder as a black market oddity. They are behind most of the large positive stories we saw last year in the press, and they are currently speaking directly to government officials at very high levels to get bitcoin legitimized. All of this makes them a fortune, sure, but they came from an uber-rich family so it is no big surprise that they will be very successful. Believe it or not, as douchey as they may seem sometimes, they are doing more than almost any other person(s) to help bitcoin.

You all should really be thanking them, honestly, and you know you should. You don't have to like them in order to thank them and show due respect. It makes all of us on this forum look bad when we attack people that are trying to help us as much as possible.

I agree.

Not only are they a positive force for Bitcoin in the media but if their ETF gets approved the price of Bitcoin will explode.
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February 20, 2014, 08:34:20 AM
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I like everything but the name, IMO they should have named it WinDex

Winbit would of been nicer  Cheesy
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February 20, 2014, 10:23:48 PM
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They like to wink.

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February 21, 2014, 02:45:32 AM
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They are behind most of the large positive stories we saw last year in the press, and they are currently speaking directly to government officials at very high levels to get bitcoin legitimized. All of this makes them a fortune, sure, but they came from an uber-rich family so it is no big surprise that they will be very successful. Believe it or not, as douchey as they may seem sometimes, they are doing more than almost any other person(s) to help bitcoin.

You all should really be thanking them, honestly, and you know you should. You don't have to like them in order to thank them and show due respect. It makes all of us on this forum look bad when we attack people that are trying to help us as much as possible.

I agree.

Not only are they a positive force for Bitcoin in the media but if their ETF gets approved the price of Bitcoin will explode.

+1

they got all four of their reputational balls on the line.  I give them two thumbs up for their entrepreneurial spirit!
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February 21, 2014, 07:27:30 PM
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You all should really be thanking them, honestly, and you know you should. You don't have to like them in order to thank them and show due respect. It makes all of us on this forum look bad when we attack people that are trying to help us as much as possible.

Except that them "helping" us is just them helping themselves a lot more.
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February 21, 2014, 07:56:30 PM
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I find it funny that, on the about us page, the description for both of the twins is exactly the same.  Cheesy
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