The personal biographical site of Charles (Charlie) Shrem IV

A digital scrapbook of my projects so far.

I am only getting started.

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As of March 30th, 2015 I will be incarcerated at Lewisburg Federal Prison Camp

Contact & Support !

So, I’m going to prison. Reflections from Bitcoins’ first felon

(Below I’ve details some ways to get in touch while I’m inside, please do not hesitate to do so. I look forward to everything! ) I’ve been dreading writing this blog post, and since I’ve written it, it’s been sitting as draft for a few weeks. Never the less, it’s time I get on with […]

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 personally look up to him) There’s an epic battle for the future of money, and the outcome is […]

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 supervised release in addition to the prison sentence. Judge Jed Rakoff, who presided over the case, […]

The simple and powerful way of running a Bitcoin node

How to run a full Bitcoin node on a Virtual Private Server. Running a Bitcoin node gives you a the warm, fuzzy feeling that comes from helping people download the blockchain faster. Same as seeding torrents provides warm fuzzies. You are supporting the overall Bitcoin network, relaying transactions and allowing people close to your server […]