Feeds

Winklevoss twins flash their Winkdex at Bitcoin price-trackers

Facebook 'baddies' in play for cryptocash domination

Intelligent flash storage arrays

The Winklevoss twins have returned to the tech world with the announcement of a new Bitcoin price index called Winkdex.

To cryptocurrency lovers, the Winkle Twins' new service will operate as “a blended price index that is designed to reflect the true price of bitcoins”.

The price exchange's moniker bears comparison with Windex, the name of a "touch-up cleaner", which the Reg's filthiest mind will let you form your own conclusions on.

Serving as a kind of crypto stock-ticker, Winkdex slurps price information from five different exchanges and allows the Bitcoin lover to track the price of the digital funny money.

Also known modestly as "The Winklevoss Index", Winkdex will be used to represent aggregate value of Bitcoin, a figure which is difficult to produce due to the fluctuating prices on differing exchanges.

"We believe that we are establishing an accurate spot price that reflects the true value of a bitcoin and resolves the price confusion that exists due to the various exchanges,” said Cameron Winklevoss.

Aside from starring as the baddies in the Zuck biopic The Social Network, the Winklevosses have been busily buying Bitcoin. They now claim to hold about one percent of all the virtual currency which is currently in circulation.

What products would you like to see Winkle One and Two produce next? ®

Top 5 reasons to deploy VMware with Tegile

More from The Register

next story
Scrapping the Human Rights Act: What about privacy and freedom of expression?
Justice minister's attack to destroy ability to challenge state
WHY did Sunday Mirror stoop to slurping selfies for smut sting?
Tabloid splashes, MP resigns - but there's a BIG copyright issue here
Google hits back at 'Dear Rupert' over search dominance claims
Choc Factory sniffs: 'We're not pirate-lovers - also, you publish The Sun'
EU to accuse Ireland of giving Apple an overly peachy tax deal – report
Probe expected to say single-digit rate was unlawful
Inequality increasing? BOLLOCKS! You heard me: 'Screw the 1%'
There's morality and then there's economics ...
While you queued for an iPhone 6, Apple's Cook sold shares worth $35m
Right before the stock took a 3.8% dive amid bent and broken mobe drama
4chan outraged by Emma Watson nudie photo leak SCAM
In the immortal words of Shaggy, it wasn't me us ... amirite?
prev story

Whitepapers

A strategic approach to identity relationship management
ForgeRock commissioned Forrester to evaluate companies’ IAM practices and requirements when it comes to customer-facing scenarios versus employee-facing ones.
Storage capacity and performance optimization at Mizuno USA
Mizuno USA turn to Tegile storage technology to solve both their SAN and backup issues.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
Beginner's guide to SSL certificates
De-mystify the technology involved and give you the information you need to make the best decision when considering your online security options.
Security for virtualized datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.