The well-known technology news site, TechCrunch has announced that Tyler Winklevoss and Cameron Winklevoss, better known as the Winklevoss twins will be speaking at the TechCrunch Disrupt NY event early next month. TechCrunch Disrupt is an annual tech and startup conference organized by TechCrunch in San Francisco, New York City, Beijing, Berlin and London. The event attracts entrepreneurs, startups, investors and media from across the world. It is also a platform for startups to launch their products and services.
This year’s edition of TechCrunch Disrupt NY event is scheduled to happen at Manhattan Center from May 4 to May 6, 2015. The three-day event will include talks, Startup Battlefield competition and startup exhibits. The Winklevoss twins will be at the event on May 6, talking on the stage about their investments in the bitcoin space, Gemini – their bitcoin exchange and bitcoin regulations in New York and other places. The Winklevoss twins have been active in the bitcoin space for a long time now, and at one point they owned about 1 % of the total bitcoins mined.
The Gemini bitcoin exchange, founded by the Winklevoss twins aimed to be the first bitcoin exchange – publicly traded fund. Due to delays in regulatory approval, it lost its place to Bitcoin Investment Trust. The Winklevoss twins, while speaking at an event earlier this year forecasted the fiat currency to be completely replaced by bitcoin by the year 2025.
Other speakers at TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2015 event includes the likes of Dennis Crowley – Founder of Foursquare, Sean Rad from Tinder, Carly Fiorina – CEO of Carly Fiorina Enterprises and former CEO of HP and Marissa Mayer – CEO of Yahoo Inc, to name a few. If you are interested in attending the event, you can register here.