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Planet Money Episode 753: Blockchain Gang

Mackerel is the latest analog prison cryptocurrency

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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 compโ€ฆย See more