The Winklevii went to war against each over a piece of digital art.
A source tells us that Bitcoin billionaires Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss got into a bidding battle against each other Friday at a charity dinner in the Hudson Yards for the Robot Heart Foundation.
A spy tells us the pair – famously played by Armie Hammer in the “Social Network” – went head to identical head over an exclusive NFT of EDM superstar, Diplo.
“The bidding started at $ 1,000,” says the spy. “Cameron eventually won with a $ 40,000 bid.”
We’re told the bros – who got a $ 65 million settlement from Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook and went on to create their own bitcoin exchange, Gemini, as well as an NFT platform called Nifty Gateway – were sitting with Diplo himself, who was “cheering Cameron on during the bidding. ”
Seats at the swank gala went for $ 7,500 per head. We’re told the event raised over $ 2 million to help support the arts.
The night kicked off the weekend’s Fare Forward music festival at Wollman Rink in Central Park, featuring acts including Bebel Gilberto, Acid Pauli, the Weather Station, Be Svendsen and Guy Laliberte.
But it wasn’t your average fest with food truck grub. We hear the VIP section saw big spenders dropping $ 15,000 on tables, and $ 3,600 on platters of sushi from Tokyo chef Hisashi Udatsu.
The twins recently listed their sleek Soho three bedroom, 4,300-square-foot, loft for $ 16.95 million.
We also previously reported that the siblings started a band last year with their head of security and some pals. “Tyler sings, Cameron plays guitar,” said a source who added that the twins kicked off the act by performing for friends.