Charles Shrem

  • 02 Sep 2014 at 3:30 PM

Bitcoin Ethusiasts Of The World, Unite!

Your comrade in metaphorical arms (as opposed to the real ones he’s accused of helping sell) needs your help. Rather than go out in a blaze of courtroom glory, Bitinstant founder and former Bitcoin Foundation vice chairman Charles Shrem has decided that discretion is the better part of valor or that he’d rather live to fight another day and to see bitcoin rule the world or whatever rationalization works for you, and gone and cut a deal with the Man. Now, to ensure that whatever time he does have to spend behind bars for that charge of aiding and abetting an unlicensed money transmission, he wants everyone who cares about, well, if not truth, justice and the American way, at least sticking it to the squares or whatever to flood the mailroom of the Daniel Patrick Moynihan federal courthouse with pleas for leniency. Read more »

The Bitcoin movement has a Tea Party, the cryptoanarchists, and some of them—including at least one accused felon—have made a slick new video declaring the virtual currency’s independence from, well, something high-minded, we’re sure. Read more »

Awkward. Read more »