NY Magazine’s Feature on Crypto Six, FSP, and the Crypto Mecca of Keene

I had the pleasure of being interviewed by Simon Wood at New York Magazine for an in-depth feature-length story about The Crypto Six and the migration here to New Hampshire and Keene as the Mecca for cryptocurrency users.

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29 Comments

  1. Ian, do you honestly think that article put you in a good light? lol

    Fantastic read though.

  2. The article wasn’t that good. Your lawyer should have told you not to do interviews with anyone. You shoot yourself in the foot every time you talk about your case with the media

    I would have thought maybe you would fix up your house should you go to prison for 10 years. You may need to sell it.

    The article wasn’t that good. How about your partner in crime RNP? Isn’t he still sitting in jail? Have you been helping him with money or does your lawyer say, No.

    You have a lot of growing up to do. Especially when you go to prison. You may want the limelight but soon it will be striped light.

  3. Hey JJ, the article was great for the prosecution. We found out that the Shire “Church” has potentially millions in assets, and since Ian is shielding his assets in the Shire Church, that means the prosecution has a new target. Good job, Ian!

    Also, we know that Ian has no defense to the question of how he differentiated scammers from legitimate customers. Simon van Zuylen-Wood is going to make a great witness for the state.

  4. Say Karl, about these scammers you keep bringing up. Why hasn’t the prosecution bothered to identify, investigate, or arrest any of them? I mean no victim, no crime, am I right? Ha ha. Just kidding, Karl. I know you and Jacks here could care less about important things like the truth.

  5. Everyone’s a critic, eh Silvia?

    Well I’d say Ian’s in pretty good shape if this interview incriminates him more than the decade-long FBI investigation.

    Kudos for the journalism.

  6. 🙂

  7. “Well I’d say Ian’s in pretty good shape if this interview incriminates him more than the decade-long FBI investigation.”

    It probably doesn’t incriminate him more, but every bit of evidence is another nail in the coffin. We’ll see!

  8. “Say Karl, about these scammers you keep bringing up. Why hasn’t the prosecution bothered to identify, investigate, or arrest any of them?”

    How much do you know about these scams? They are typically done by scammers operating overseas in countries not terribly resourceful and/or friendly to the United States. It makes it a bit difficult to prosecute these people, don’t you think?

  9. Alas, my cupcakes, I will be gone for about a week, and will be unable to respond. I know Silvia will miss me.

    I have to take a road trip to ANTIFA headquarters and get new marching orders.

  10. “They are typically done by scammers operating overseas in countries not terribly resourceful and/or friendly to the United States.”

    Uh huh. First-rate conspiracy theory there, Karl. I have an even better explanation. There are no scammers.

    “It makes it a bit difficult to prosecute these people, don’t you think?”

    Got it. So what you’re really saying is that you libtard weirdos really don’t care how, why, or where you obtain your pound of flesh, just as long as someone pays. Even the innocent, if necessary. You know Karl, it’s not like you to be so darn forthright. Why the change in policy all of a sudden?

  11. “I have to take a road trip to ANTIFA headquarters and get new marching orders.”

    Crap. Well if you have to go, do us a favor? Just make sure you keep enough paintballs on hand in case you run into any of those pesky Proud Boys. Just to be save, you never know when or where a battle could occur.

    Oh and don’t worry one bit about Jumping Jacks while you’re gone. We’ll take good care of him, won’t we Silvia? 0:)

  12. safe*

  13. Sorry, Intrigare. I’ll be happy to reminisce with Jacks later this year, but until then I think it’s best that I save myself for Karl. God. I miss him already. 😉

  14. THE GHOST OF KARL MARX – You are so correct. Thanks for pointing that out. Ian did shoot himself in the foot with this article. If I were his lawyer, I’d back out. There is no way his lawyer would approve of him doing an article.

    I would have thought Ian’s buddy RNP would have a bigger part in this article. Do you know how he is doing? He must feel like a complete loser. He has an extensive arrest record with felonies and he was abandoned by his minion leader Ian.

    What kind of a piece of shit would someone have to be to abandon someone in jail that Ian taught how to be a criminal. I think RNP has a child’s mind and cannot understand why he is where he is.

  15. Geez, Intrigare. Jacks is really lashing out today, isn’t he? Must be from all that pent-up rage he built up during last week’s heat wave. Maybe someone should go talk to him? Not me, though. I have this hangnail I need to take care of and stuff.

  16. The article came out great! Always amazing to hear from the peanut gallery. The outcome of the case really doesn’t matter. Thanks to the FBI the publicity generated is attracting a fuck ton of new liberty minded movers to New Hampshire. Every great movement needs a martyr and the FBI is on some really sketchy ground here. If they succeed they give us our martyr. If they fail we win outright.

    Lets be honest- the real reason the government has spent so much time and energy on Ian and they really do hate him so passionately (evidence is in this comment section) is because he’s been sooo successful at generating publicity for a cause they despise. He generates a massive amount of publicity for the Free State Project and greater migration movement and we can’t possibly have like-minded people working together for greater freedom. No no no. That would reveal the moral and well quite frankly genuine crimes of violence committed by the government and something might actually change!!! Some day…

    The problem with the FBI’s thinking is that they can take out one or two people and stop the movement. The reality is Ian’s not all that important these days. We’ve hit a tipping point and no one person is that critical. He’s still doing great work! Maybe some of the best. But it’s not going to be the difference between the movement getting killed off or not. Ian has shown us that we shouldn’t be afraid of the government. No matter what they hit us with we will succeed. We have already won. They just haven’t realized it yet.

  17. It’s long… The first section was a pretty boring regurgitation of things other people said in other articles.
    And a verbatim, reprinting of opinions said by other people.
    So because of that reading further isn’t a inviting proposition
    Maybe I will.. With the hope of it getting better..idk

  18. I did… To my opinion it’s sad that the state slams the hammer down on this… It’s not something I feel I need protecting from that’s for sure.
    It makes me think I need protecting from the protectors

  19. One other thing. The initial description of Ian’s home was unkind, particularly in the light that Ian invited this person to his home and consented to an interview, he did not have to get this person an interview. And besides that what was the point of that unkind severe description. It speaks to me, of the character of the person who wrote the article and it doesn’t speak well.

  20. I’m glad you read the full article, David. I scanned through it quickly and so possibly missed some key points. I don’t think it was unkind to Ian. I think that bit about Ian’s home was a clever way to draw a stark contrast between the life he’s living now and the life he could have lived as a bitcoin billionaire. That is, if he didn’t fight for a cause he believed in.

  21. “Geez, Intrigare. Jacks is really lashing out today, isn’t he? Must be from all that pent-up rage he built up during last week’s heat wave. Maybe someone should go talk to him? Not me, though. I have this hangnail I need to take care of and stuff.”

    If you read between the lines, Jacks clearly feels abandoned by Karl for leaving him. Or by his parents- I haven’t figured out which yet.

    Especially this sentence, where Jacks is probably referring to himself being abandoned by Karl:

    “What kind of a piece of shit would someone have to be to abandon someone…”

    And this sentence, where Jacks is probably referring to himself:

    “has a child’s mind and cannot understand why he is where he is.”

    This is projection, my friend, or “speaking in code” for someone who works for the FBI like Jacks and Karl.

  22. Holy shit, Intrigare. That’s a ton of pop psychology to digest. But I get it. What you’re saying is that it’s actually Jacks who’s the victim here, right? Oh boy. I can’t wait to see what Jacks is going to say about all of this.

  23. Freud was right about some things. Jacks should be better once Karl’s back.

  24. God I hope Karl gets back soon. Otherwise, I’m going to have to settle with razzing Jacks and the Creepster for kicks. You know, I don’t think I can go back to that again, Intrigare. They’re both just so lame.

  25. no… you don’t have to “settle” by telling lies with a fake name.. you could get a spine..
    but i the guess that’s like telling a fish not to swim

  26. I fed her troll

  27. Hey Dave. Glad to see you’re out and about. So what’ve you been up to lately? I heard the city had to drop the charges ‘cuz that hooker refused testify against you. Lucky thing that check cleared, huh? Anyway, not to be judgmental or nothin’, but GOD DAMN you like ’em fat, don’tcha? 🙂

  28. Do you think the New Yorker would interview me? I mean, the Crypto Six is an interesting story, but I think people should really hear about the Wanker One. I need to get the word out. What do you all think?

  29. Whoever this clownish troll is is boring.
    He’s a really boring.
    And uninteresting.
    I don’t know why anyone would read what he writes.
    Or engage.
    He didn’t get a spine like I told him to.
    I can only hope he dies or something because I’m not reading anything he writes as if I ever did once I found out it was a boring f****** tedious yucky clown show; why would I read it; why would I ingest such garbage.
    Answer is
    I wouldn’t and I don’t happily happily

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