30 Mar '15, 3pm

Bitcoin’s first criminal goes to prison today

Last week, Shrem agreed to a phone interview with Fortune, but had to cancel. He has appeared on radio shows and spoken to the press, and discussed his expectations in an extensive blog post from earlier this month entitled, “So, I’m going to prison—reflections from bitcoin’s first felon.” In the post, Shrem writes, “I don’t look for sympathy, I did the crime and I will do the time.” He says that the prison facility where he’s headed “seems like a nice place, it offers outstanding recreational facilities including a walking track; a basketball court; softball fields and exercise equipment.” And on his Twitter account, he has appeared to even relish the imminent experience. On Sunday he posted a countdown (“21 hours until prison…”) and said, enthusiastically, “Follow my twitter when I check in to prison tomorrow! A few people will be running it, will post updates from behin...

Full article: http://fortune.com/2015/03/30/bitcoins-criminal-prison-sh...

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