Ben Mezrich, author of the Accidental Billionaires, which formed the basis of the movie The Social Network, and the author of the recently published Bitcoin Billionaires about the Winklevoss twins’ rise in the cryptocurrency industry, discusses what he initially got wrong about Cameron and Tyler. He also talks about Facebook’s Libra, how he thinks personal animus against them is part of Mark Zuckerberg’s motivation behind this new cryptocurrency, and what Facebook and Libra would have to do to assuage concerns over privacy issues. Plus, we cover his writing process and who can expect to be on the big screen, playing the Winklevoss twins and Charlie Shrem in the upcoming movie.

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Ben Mezrich:

Ben Mezrich’s Twitter:

Bitcoin Billionaires:

Accidental Billionaires:

The Unconfirmed interview with the Libra Association’s Dante Disparte:

Unchained with Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss in January 2019:

Unchained with Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss in September 2016:

The NYT on the Winklevoss Bitcoin fortune: