Charlie Shrem is Bitcoin pioneer, founding member of the Bitcoin Foundation, and co-founder of BitInstant. In 2014, Shrem was sentenced to two years in prison for his involvement with Ross Ulbricht’s Silk Road marketplace. After his release, Shrem joined Jaxx in 2017 and later founded advisory platform CryptoIQ.
Shrem currently hosts his own successful podcast, The Charlie Shrem Show.
Charlie Shrem in the News
Interviews with Charlie Shrem
- 2021-11-16: Charlie Shrem Gives His Take on NFTs, The METAVERSE and ALTCOINS!
- 2019-06-28: Charlie Shrem's Untold Prison & Bitcoin Stories
Charlie Shrem FAQ
Why did Charlie Shrem go to jail?
Charlie Shrem violated money laundering laws. He collaborated with Robert Faiella (aka BTCKing) to funnel over $1 million USD in bitcoins to Silk Road users.