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

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

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

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 »

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

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

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 »

Thoughts on consulting for Payza.com

I haven’t had a chance to talk about some of the new projects that I’ve been up to. NewsBTC reported first, that I’ve joined Payza.com as a business development consultant. This opportunity is really excited because I’m used to working only with startups, having started 2 myself. For the first time, I’m working for a… Read more »

Let’s Talk Bitcoins: The Captive and The Mountain

Segment 1 – Brooklyn Captive with Charlie Shrem, Andreas M. Antonopoulos, Stephanie Murphy and Adam B. Levine – RECORDED 2/20/2014 Highlights Include: Charges & The Story The Foundation MT GOX The Advice He Wishes He’d Had Hire a compliance officer! Companies need to take regulations seriously. Regulators will go after all [Bitcoin businesses]. Ignorance will… Read more »

Webwinkel Vakdagen, The Netherlands Bitcoin Speech

Here are some pictures of my speech at Webwinkel Vakdagen 2014 Dutch article thanking me! http://www.webwinkelvakdagen.nl/nl/nieuws/bitcoin-wordt-napstar-vd-financiele-wereld#  

Bitcoin 2013 conference – Charlie Shrem – Cash Deposits, Challenges and Ideas

This presentation took place at the Bitcoin 2013 conference sponsored by Bitcoin Foundation in San Jose, CA. Recorded by Red Pill Recording.