Onward

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A few weeks ago I was released from Lewisburg FPC. I want to thank the hundreds of people who wrote, sent books, money, magazines, and their support. There are no words to describe my appreciation and affection to all of you. Thank you so much. Currently I’m home in southern Pennsylvania where Courtney and I have… Read more »

Bitcoin for Prison

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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. It would also reduce the time it takes to move money by… Read more »

The Race to Replace Bitcoin

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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… Read more »

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

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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,… Read more »

The simple and powerful way of running a Bitcoin node

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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… Read more »

GQ: Sex, Drugs, and Toasters: My Life on Bitcoin

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This May, I was featured in GQ Magazine about my life and Bitcoin You can read the full article here: http://www.gq.com/life/tech/201406/bitcoin Some excerpts: I liked Charlie Shrem from the moment we met, with his winning smile and the improbable five-o’clock-next-Tuesday shadow on his chin. There was a nervous, distracted charisma about him. He rarely laughed,… Read more »

Lessons from Charlie Shrem: How this indicted bitcoin entrepreneur still makes bank

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The UpTake: Even while under-house arrest, this bitcoin founder shows that earning a paycheck comes naturally, if you do what you truly love. A lmost overnight, bitcoin entrepreneur Charlie Shrem lost his freedom and his bitcoin exchange company, BitInstant, when he was arrested on charges of money laundering and operating a money transmitting business without… Read more »

Upcoming Speech: Digital Currencies NYC 2014: Bitcoin Pitfalls – And How To Avoid Them

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Charlie Shrem, a consultant to Payza and one of the Bitcoin community’s earliest adopters, will reflect on mistakes he’s made and lessons he’s learned – the hard way – about regulation, compliance, and banking relationships for startups. Aspiring innovators will want to heed his advice; bankers and regulators may find his perspective informative as part… Read more »