Gemini crypto exchange sponsoring the Oxford-Cambridge boat race

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Co-founders of the Gemini cryptocurrency exchange and former Olympic rowers, Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss will sponsor the 2021 Oxford-Cambridge Boat Race.

In an announcement from Gemini today, the Winklevoss twins said the crypto exchange would be the main sponsor of this year’s boat race between Oxford and Cambridge universities – an event that dates back to 1829. young people with limited access to rowing. “

Both brothers rowed and studied economics at Harvard University for four years. They later participated in the 2007 Pan American Games and the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games. The twins also competed in the 2010 boat race while studying business at Oxford.

“Rowing was our first foray into entrepreneurship and it inspired us to start the varsity rowing team at our high school,” said the Winklevoss twins. “We are very excited to combine two of our greatest passions – rowing and crypto – with our sponsorship of this historic event.”

With a total value of more than $ 2 billion, the twins are among the richest Bitcoin (BTC) billionaires who invested $ 11 million in the crypto asset in 2013, which is listed with an IPO.