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Planet Money Episode 753: Blockchain Gang

Mackerel is the latest analog prison cryptocurrency

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Chris Messina
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Show description: Charlie Shrem had a prison epiphany. Instead of using packets of mackerel to buy and sell things, inmates should use something more like the digital currency Bitcoin. He even came up with a way it could work in prison, never mind that it was Bitcoin that got him arrested in the first place. Before getting locked up, Shrem had run the comp… See more