The personal biographical site of Charles (Charlie) Shrem IV

A digital scrapbook of my projects so far.

I am only getting started.

Bitcoin may have indirectly landed me in prison, but it’s still my passion. Could Bitcoin be used in prison? #MackerelCoin

Bitcoin In Prison

Bitcoin for Prison

Bitcoin may have indirectly landed me in prison, but it’s still my passion. An alternative global transaction network would give people more control over their finances, allowing them to send money with greater privacy and without having to trust (or pay) a middleman....

The Race to Replace Bitcoin

Fantastic article in the NY Observer this morning: http://observer.com/2015/02/the-race-to-replace-bitcoin/ The article was written by Michael Craig but I have no doubt partly written by editor in chief Ken Kurson (full disclosure, Ken is a good friend and I...

Charlie Shrem Saga Ends With Two-Year Sentence in New York Court

Former BitInstant CEO and Bitcoin Foundation board member Charlie Shrem was sentenced this afternoon to two years in prison after pleading guilty to aiding and abetting the operation of an unlicensed money transmitting business. Shrem will also serve three years of...