After one failure, most of us get reluctant to get back to it. We just lose the heart and pave our way on a different path. However, Charlie Shrem of the Bitcoin tycoons didn’t accept the failure even after spending a few years behind bars. Well, it was like resurrection for Charlie, as soon as he came out, he was into work.
Today, he is living his life happily with his wife, and his entrepreneurship is going good as well. This doesn’t mean Charlie hasn’t received any leg-pulling: Winklevoss twins sued him in September 2018. So, today, let us sneak peek at the controversial life of Charlie Sherm.
Charlie Shrem Early Life
Like every one of us, Charlie wanted to earn some extra money and started investing in Bitcoin when he was a college senior. However, the bitcoin service got crashed, and he lost all of the bitcoin. Frustrated by this, Charlie collided with his friend and started BitInstant, a more user-friendly company that charged a fee for users to purchase and make purchases with bitcoins at over 70,000 location, providing temporary credit to speed up transactions.
Charlie grew his venture from a loan with his mother, investment by an angel investor Roger Ver and Winklevoss Capital Management. However, it couldn’t run for long and operated till July 2013. Charlie Shrem is also a founding member of the Bitcoin Foundation, formerly serving as a vice-chairman.
Charlie had to spend some time behind bars as well in December 2014 for two years. He was arrested because of aiding and abetting the operation of an unlicensed money-transmitting business related to the Silk Road marketplace.
Charlie Shrem Career Details
Charlie Sherm is also a co-owner of Manhattan bar EVR. The bar opened in 2013, and in April of the same year, it became the first bar in New York to accept payment as a bitcoin as well.
After being released in June of 2016, he joined Jaxx as its director of business and community development. Jaxx is a multi-platform blockchain cryptocurrency wallet that enables users to control their digital assets. Later in 2017, he also founded cryptocurrency advisory. As of 2019, Charlie Shrem’s net worth is $45 million.
Charlie Shrem wife Courtney Warner
Charlie Shrem is in a happily married to his lady love, Courtney Warner. The couple is blessed to have each other. They first met in 2013, when Courtney used to work as a cocktail waitress. Who would have known a customer and a waitress would end up being together? But it did. Charlie and Courtney started dating. Sometime later, Charlie went down on his knee and proposed Courtney. The couple couldn’t wait for long, and they soon tied the knot as well. Now the couple happily resides in Sarasota, Floria.
Talking about who Courtney Warner is, well, she likes keeping things away from the eye of the public. She has hardly dropped any personal information. However, as per recent news, Courtney is a commercial print model and an actress as well. She also an avid member of Steen and Bitcoin. Currently, the couple is basking in the love of their relationship and has no plan to expand their family any time soon.