Tyler Winklevoss, co-founder of leading digital currency exchange Gemini, expects the new decade to unleash the might of crypto, establishing it as money that’s as ubiquitous as email. He predicts the 2020s will prove that the previous decade was a warm-up phase, prepping the new asset class for a much bigger show.
In a tweetstorm to his 192,000 followers, Winklevoss frames cryptocurrency as the ultimate tool of empowerment that is reimagining how money is created, how value is moved and how users can control it.
“Today, we stand before the dawn of a new decade. As we look ahead, there is little doubt that the next one – the 2020s – will be ‘the decade of crypto.’ As the sun sets on the last 10 years, which ushered in Bitcoin and crypto as we know it, it is with great pride that we look back on 2019 and with great excitement that we look forward to what’s to come.
It’s been more than four years since we launched the Gemini Spaceship into the great, beautiful unknown. While our voyage has covered much ground, it is just beginning. While our mission – to empower the individual through crypto – has accomplished much, it is far from over.
2019 has been a building year for both Gemini and our industry. Despite a crypto winter that has persisted for more than two years, we have stayed focused on quietly laying the foundation for the next wave of use-cases and mainstream adoption.
Today, crypto is still a niche technology and form of money. It is not crucial to your everyday life the way email and other web applications are, but our thesis is that this will change – it’s already changing if you look close enough. Crypto makes decentralization possible, which is to say its raison d’etre and center of gravity is the empowerment of the individual.
Within this decade, crypto will redesign the Internet, the financial system, and money in a way that fosters and protects the rights and dignity of the individual. Crypto will make as great of a contribution to your personal freedom as the invention of the printing press, the personal computer, and the early Internet.
Crypto will work because it is too fair to ignore; its gravitational pull, too strong to deny. When given the choice, you will choose more freedom, not less. And that’s why you, and everyone else, will choose crypto.”
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