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Charlie Shrem (Bitcoin: A Visual History 02-01-A)

On January 25th, 2014, the CEO of BitInstant, an early Bitcoin exchange, was arrested at JFK International Airport on money-laundering charges. After a year in court, 25-year-old Charlie Shrem was found guilty of operating an unlicensed money transmitting business, and sentenced to two years in prison. After his release in 2016, Shrem rejoined the cryptocurrency industry with projects such as Jaxx wallet and the information website Crypto.IQ. Shrem also runs the popular crypto podcast "Untold Stories," sharing an "oral history" of Bitcoin and its legacy. === About this Series "Bitcoin: A Visual History" is a series of 21 illustrations and …

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