30 Mar '15, 12pm

Bitcoin's 'First Felon' Charlie Shrem Begins 2-Year Sentence

Bitcoin's 'First Felon' Charlie Shrem Begins 2-Year Sentence

Bitcoin entrepreneur Charlie Shrem begins his stint in prison today, having been sentenced in December to two years behind bars. The 25-year-old will serve his time at Lewisburg Federal Prison Camp in Pennsylvania for aiding and abetting the operation of an unlicensed money transmitting business. "Of course I'm scared, but I'll get through it. I've prepared," he told CoinDesk in a recent interview. Of his 24-month sentence, Shrem hopes to only serve nine or 10 months and indicated that, while it's hardly going to be a pleasant experience, it could be a lot worse. He will be sharing a cell with two or three other inmates at the minimum-security facility, which houses around 465 male offenders. "There are no fences and there's baseball, basketball, tennis, a library, etc," he explained. The charge At the age of 22, Shrem was the CEO of bitcoin exchange BitInstant . While wor...

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