In 2013, the twins took $11 million of their settlement money and invested it in bitcoin. It is believed to be the first billion-dollar return made by a cryptocurrency investor, a landmark moment for the controversial asset.
Last week, the value of Bitcoin went past $10,000 for the first time and now sits at $11,230.
They were quoted by Financial Times as saying: "We see Bitcoin as potentially the greatest social network of all", said Tyler in 2016.
Bitcoin's rise comes amid continued interest in the digital currency from both ordinary investors and institutions.
While the price of Bitcoin continues to rise, some owners of the most popular cryptocurrency have already made a fortune. But this does raise the question: Can they keep this billion?
"We've never sold a bitcoin, we're in it for the long haul", Cameron added. Noticing that bitcoin was close to hitting $1 billion in market capitalization, Camercon Winklevoss placed a small order in on the now defunct bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox to buy bitcoin for at least $91.26 - pushing bitcoin's market capitalization to 10 figures, according to Nathaniel Popper's 2015 book on bitcoin, Digital Gold. "Still, the twins" early comments about bitcoin appear to have been prescient.
Satoshi Nakamoto, the creator of bitcoin, holds about five percent of the bitcoin's total supply.
Despite controversy surrounding the long-term implications of investing in bitcoin, the twins say they're committed to the digital currency. Meanwhile, the Federal Reserve has also issued a warning, pointing out that Bitcoin may have financial stability issues.
This year will be the most fantastic year for Bitcoin, the digital coin that employs impressive coding techniques to verify the transfer of funds.
Last week the Chicago Mercantile Exchange won approval to launch Bitcoin futures trading and plans to offer contracts later this month.