How the weed-loving CEO of Bitcoin partied his way to jail


When Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss, the twin brothers who famously feuded with Mark Zuckerberg over the creation of Facebook, attended a 2012 meeting about Bitcoin, they expected a professional overview of investment opportunities in the new cryptocurrency.

What they got was a 22-year-old Orthodox Jewish stoner living in his parents’ Brooklyn basement. Charlie Shrem was the founder of BitInstant, one of the first firms to buy Bitcoin for clients.

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