"I think there is a day in the future where we cannot live without crypto, or imagine a world before crypto," said Cameron Winklevoss.
With these returns, the Gemini brothers started in 2014.
Gemini allows people to buy, trade and store digital assets – or cryptocurrency. Cryptocurrency has traditionally been decentralized and largely unregulated. The Winklevoss brothers positioned Gemini as a platform people could trust. So they applied for and got licenses in the state of New York as a so-called trust company, similar to many traditional financial institutions, and as a virtual currency exchange.
"We often say that trust is our product," Cameron Winklevoss said. "And we're basically trying to build a safe and easy way for that person in the Midwest, if they want to buy a piece of crypto, to do it, just like they do in their brokerage account, just like a share of Apple or a share of Amazon. "
Gemini is now available in 49 states and Washington, DC, as well as in the United Kingdom, Singapore and several other countries, and it seeks government approval in other areas around the world. While the company does not publicly share user numbers or revenue, the staff has grown to more than 200 people working in offices in New York, Portland and Chicago.
The brothers said they are waiting to learn more about the project sooner they decided whether to join the association or to list the emphasis on the Gemini exchange, which they said is another possibility. The Libra Association told CNN Business that it does not comment on ongoing conversations with potential members.
"I think internet companies need to have a crypto strategy, and I think many of them are thinking about their own coin projects. They probably look at Vågen and Facebook to see how it goes when they develop it," Cameron Winklevoss said.
One company suitable for such a coin, he said, is Amazon.
"Amazon can probably get packages to literally any place in the world, even if the last mile is on a dirt bike or something," Cameron Winklevoss said. "What you can't get is paid for these goods, which are very ironic, that the physical things we can move around the world, and that we can't get money to many places in the world."
just one of the ways the brothers expect cryptocurrency to change the world, and they say there is more to come.
"We're at the bottom of the first round," Tyler Winklevoss said. "The game really hasn't started."