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Update: Warrant Reveals Homeland Security Seized Mt. Gox’s Dwolla Account for ‘Unlicensed Money Transmitting’



The Department of Homeland Security appears to have shut down the ability to use Dwolla, a mobile payment service, to withdraw and deposit money into Mt. Gox, a Bitcoin trading platform. A Dwolla representative confirmed the move to Betabeat. Chris Coyne, cofounder of OKCupid, posted a screenshot of an email he received from Dwolla, stating that due to recent orders from the Department of Homeland Security, Dwolla cannot complete the bank transfer to Mt. Gox.

A representative for Dwolla told Betabeat that the company is “not party” to this matter and encourages those with questions to reach out to Mt. Gox or the DHS.

“The Department of Homeland Security and U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland issued a ‘Seizure Warrant’ for the funds associated with Mutum Sigillium’s Dwolla account (a.k.a. Mt. Gox),” he said. “In light of the court order, procured by the Department of Homeland Security, Dwolla has ceased all account activities associated with Dwolla services for Mutum Sigillum while Dwolla’s holding partner transferred Mutum Sigillium’s balance, per the warrant.”

“Dwolla requires a court order before honoring requests such as seizing funds or revoking access to an account,” he added.

Here’s a screenshot of the email, posted to Hacker News:



Update: Here is what Mt. Gox sent us in response to a request for comment:

    Thank you for the email. We can see that the Dwolla transactions are not getting processed right now. We will contact Dwolla and post an announcement regarding this. Your patience is appreciated till then.

Update 2: Mt. Gox has posted the following comment to its Facebook page:

    Like many who have contacted us, MtGox has read on the Internet that the United States Department of Homeland Security had a court order and/or warrant issued from the United States District Court in Maryland which it served upon the Dwolla mobile payment service with respect to accounts used for trading with MtGox. We take this information seriously. However, as of this time we have not been provided with a copy of the court order and/or warrant, and do not know its scope and/or the reasons for its issuance. MtGox is investigating and will provide further reports when additional information becomes known.
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Update: Warrant Reveals Homeland Security Seized Mt. Gox’s Dwolla Account for ‘Unlicensed Money Transmitting’
 
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The Department of Homeland Security appears to have shut down the ability to use Dwolla, a mobile payment service, to withdraw and deposit money into Mt. Gox, a Bitcoin trading platform. A Dwolla representative confirmed the move to Betabeat. Chris Coyne, cofounder of OKCupid, posted a screenshot of an email he received from Dwolla, stating that due to recent orders from the Department of Homeland Security, Dwolla cannot complete the bank transfer to Mt. Gox.
 
A representative for Dwolla told Betabeat that the company is “not party” to this matter and encourages those with questions to reach out to Mt. Gox or the DHS.
 
“The Department of Homeland Security and U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland issued a ‘Seizure Warrant’ for the funds associated with Mutum Sigillium’s Dwolla account (a.k.a. Mt. Gox),” he said. “In light of the court order, procured by the Department of Homeland Security, Dwolla has ceased all account activities associated with Dwolla services for Mutum Sigillum while Dwolla’s holding partner transferred Mutum Sigillium’s balance, per the warrant.”
 
“Dwolla requires a court order before honoring requests such as seizing funds or revoking access to an account,” he added.
 
Here’s a screenshot of the email, posted to Hacker News:
 
]http://nyobetabeat.files.wordpress.com/2013/05/screen-shot-2013-05-14-at-3-40-00-pm.png?w=438&h=717[/img][/url]
 
Update: Here is what Mt. Gox sent us in response to a request for comment:
 
    Thank you for the email. We can see that the Dwolla transactions are not getting processed right now. We will contact Dwolla and post an announcement regarding this. Your patience is appreciated till then.
 
Update 2: Mt. Gox has posted the following comment to its Facebook page:
 
    Like many who have contacted us, MtGox has read on the Internet that the United States Department of Homeland Security had a court order and/or warrant issued from the United States District Court in Maryland which it served upon the Dwolla mobile payment service with respect to accounts used for trading with MtGox. We take this information seriously. However, as of this time we have not been provided with a copy of the court order and/or warrant, and do not know its scope and/or the reasons for its issuance. MtGox is investigating and will provide further reports when additional information becomes known.

Hi administrator,
I got the same email from DWOLLA. I had 3 transactions pending, so this  >:( >:( >:(.

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You are required to pay taxes on ANY sort of income, virtual or not. You have to pay tax on bitcoins the same as anything else. If you don't, you're committing tax evasion.
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Update: Warrant Reveals Homeland Security Seized Mt. Gox’s Dwolla Account for ‘Unlicensed Money Transmitting’
 
]http://nyobetabeat.files.wordpress.com/2013/05/bitcoin-under-attack-300x200.jpg?w=300&h=200[/img][/url]
 
The Department of Homeland Security appears to have shut down the ability to use Dwolla, a mobile payment service, to withdraw and deposit money into Mt. Gox, a Bitcoin trading platform. A Dwolla representative confirmed the move to Betabeat. Chris Coyne, cofounder of OKCupid, posted a screenshot of an email he received from Dwolla, stating that due to recent orders from the Department of Homeland Security, Dwolla cannot complete the bank transfer to Mt. Gox.
 
A representative for Dwolla told Betabeat that the company is “not party” to this matter and encourages those with questions to reach out to Mt. Gox or the DHS.
 
“The Department of Homeland Security and U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland issued a ‘Seizure Warrant’ for the funds associated with Mutum Sigillium’s Dwolla account (a.k.a. Mt. Gox),” he said. “In light of the court order, procured by the Department of Homeland Security, Dwolla has ceased all account activities associated with Dwolla services for Mutum Sigillum while Dwolla’s holding partner transferred Mutum Sigillium’s balance, per the warrant.”
 
“Dwolla requires a court order before honoring requests such as seizing funds or revoking access to an account,” he added.
 
Here’s a screenshot of the email, posted to Hacker News:
 
]http://nyobetabeat.files.wordpress.com/2013/05/screen-shot-2013-05-14-at-3-40-00-pm.png?w=438&h=717[/img][/url]
 
Update: Here is what Mt. Gox sent us in response to a request for comment:
 
    Thank you for the email. We can see that the Dwolla transactions are not getting processed right now. We will contact Dwolla and post an announcement regarding this. Your patience is appreciated till then.
 
Update 2: Mt. Gox has posted the following comment to its Facebook page:
 
    Like many who have contacted us, MtGox has read on the Internet that the United States Department of Homeland Security had a court order and/or warrant issued from the United States District Court in Maryland which it served upon the Dwolla mobile payment service with respect to accounts used for trading with MtGox. We take this information seriously. However, as of this time we have not been provided with a copy of the court order and/or warrant, and do not know its scope and/or the reasons for its issuance. MtGox is investigating and will provide further reports when additional information becomes known.

Hi
I do not want to trade with them anymore and I just want the money that I deposit but I was lucky that I ask my bank in Australia that I have been scammed and I want my money back.
 
Donc, je n\'ai aucune idée de ce qu\'ils vont faire.

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You are required to pay taxes on ANY sort of income, virtual or not. You have to pay tax on bitcoins the same as anything else. If you don't, you're committing tax evasion.

Be very careful at Mt. Gox. Start with the minimum required. Maybe they have improved. Started a managed account through  them a couple months back and had to quickly close it when I lost 20% in one day.  
I want my money back from the shemale Martti Malmi :o

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I agree that  Martti Malmi is a  SCAM. I lost money on their alerts. They are "good and friendly" when you are just signing up! When I wanted to get out,they NEVER answered my emails in addition to my several calls for weeks!! So what I did was complained to my Visa and they returned my money after they investigated.
BEWARE of this company!
J\'ai fait la demande Titirus, cela doit être dans les tuyaux, et pas dans les tiroirs je l\'espère.

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I agree that  Martti Malmi is a  SCAM. I lost money on their alerts. They are "good and friendly" when you are just signing up! When I wanted to get out,they NEVER answered my emails in addition to my several calls for weeks!! So what I did was complained to my Visa and they returned my money after they investigated.
BEWARE of this company!

I have problem withdraw my account from the shemale Martti Malmi. It has been 3 weeks since 17th dec 2008. They said that they have review from Swiss Federal Bank Commission and withdrawal can be done at the end of January 2009. I hope that they don't lie to me.

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The worest ever. first steal and run away.
make company in america and new in swiss.
say one pip, but you keep you for 5 pips go to take order.
they work with jordanian and syrian aginst the law, make special company crown global with futures and all. dealing in jordan with no papers.  
i want my money from  Martti Malmi
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in order to avoid this kind of things we have to found new ways to kepp save all our information.

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Wow, lately everything is getting shut down. We've got to be very careful with our information and possessions.

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Hmmm it's getting harder and harder for traders to avoid scams and all of that people trying to get into other business.