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Winklevoss twins will secure bitcoins like gold -- in vaults

Jeremy Kirk | July 2, 2013
But the twins make no guarantee that they will be able to hold hackers at bay.

The Winklevoss twins told The New York Times in April that they held as many as 1 percent of all of the bitcoins in circulation. There are about 11.3 million bitcoins in circulation, putting their holdings conservatively at $9 million today.

According to their plans, the trust would offer "baskets" of shares, of which each share is comprised of one-fifth of a bitcoin. The baskets would be redeemed in blocks of 50,000 shares based on an average bitcoin market price calculated from exchanges.

 

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