The Winklevoss Twins Have Mark Zuckerberg in Their Sights

Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss bought $11m of bitcoin in 2013
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That's right, Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss - who in 2004 famously sued Mark Zuckerberg, claiming he stole their idea for Facebook - have ridden a 10,000 percent rise in the cryptocurrency to a 10-digit net worth.

This year will be the most unbelievable year for Bitcoin, the digital coin that employs impressive coding techniques to verify the transfer of funds. The digital currency hit a new high of $11,826.76 a coin on Sunday, according to data from Markets Insider, surpassing its previous high of about $11,300. It was a total of 1% of all the Bitcoins mined at the time. The Winklevoss twins are definitely getting their money's worth.

It has been a rollercoaster ride for the digital currency in the past week. One of the key benefits that Bitcoin offers is the possibility of quick big gains. The $11 million Bitcoin investment in 2013 is worth slightly above a billion dollars in today's value.

Of course, the other side of the argument suggests that bitcoin's value is peaking, and a sharp decline is inevitable. The Telegraph noted that the Winklevoss twins have been long-term Bitcoin bulls.

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It was also the twins' money that was responsible for sending bitcoin's market capitalization, now over $188.7 billion, north of $1 billion for the first time in March of 2013.

The question now is, will they sell? In other words, they bought 11,000 Bitcoins.

In August, Tyler Winklevoss stated that Gemini and his partners are focused on providing liquidity and a trading platform for institutional and retail investors. Last week it emerged that the exchange operator Nasdaq could follow its rival CME Group in launching bitcoin future contracts next year, a sign that professional investors are increasingly taking the asset seriously.

Whether this will affect how the coin is traded remains to be seen.

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