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Charlie Shrem's Untold Prison Stories - WBD121

Published on July 2nd, 2019 by DSholla

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“I realized, oh, this ledger is now being maintained on everyone’s computers in real time so no one can freeze it, no one can reverse it, no one can counterfeit, no one can double spend. That’s when it really clicked for me.” — Charlie Shrem

Interview Location: Florida

Interview Date: 23rd June

Company: CryptoIQ

Role: Founder

Bitcoin has a rich history, and there are many stories about the space first developed and who the key people were pulling the strings. One of those characters is Charlie Shrem, one of the founders of BitInstant and who also had a close relationship with the Winklevoss twins when they first entered the space.

Charlie Shrem’s story is well known, from being a founder of BitInstant to his arrest, subsequent conviction and imprisonment. I spent a couple of days with Charlie and his wife Courtney to discuss his story and how his imprisonment affected both of them.

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