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joshnorris14
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re: DHS shuts down Dwolla/Gox transactions

If the issue was money laundering, the IRS or another financial branch of the Executive Branch would be doing this.



gizmoflak
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re: DHS shuts down Dwolla/Gox transactions
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Spoiler: The question is "What are terrorists?"


"That's correct. We would have also accepted 'What are politicians.'"


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Walking the Earth
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re: DHS shuts down Dwolla/Gox transactions
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If the issue was money laundering, the IRS or another financial branch of the Executive Branch would be doing this.



You mean like the Department of Homeland Security?

LINK /

You do know what the entire (supposed) reason for the existence of the DHS is, right?
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Vols&Shaft83
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re: DHS shuts down Dwolla/Gox transactions
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If the issue was money laundering, the IRS or another financial branch of the Executive Branch would be doing this.




The DHS investigates:


Terrorism
Drug Smuggling
Money Laundering

Human Trafficking/Smuggling
Import/Export Violations
Child Pornography/Exploitation
Document and Benefit Fraud
Gang-related Crimes
Intellectual Property Rights Violations
Worksite Enforcement



The coinlabs lawsuit is child pornography related


joshnorris14
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re: DHS shuts down Dwolla/Gox transactions
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You do know what the entire (supposed) reason for the existence of the DHS is, right?


I didn't know that money laundering fell into their jurisdiction. I really don't think it's fair to say that's the entire reason for their existence.


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re: DHS shuts down Dwolla/Gox transactions
So if it turns out that our Boston bombers used bitcoin as a means of financing (or any other group) BC is pretty much dead, amirite?


WikiTiger
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re: DHS shuts down Dwolla/Gox transactions
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So if it turns out that our Boston bombers used bitcoin as a means of financing (or any other group) BC is pretty much dead, amirite?


What if they didn't use bitcoins but used US dollars instead?



joshnorris14
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re: DHS shuts down Dwolla/Gox transactions
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The coinlabs lawsuit is child pornography related


Really? Didn't know that.


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Vols&Shaft83
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re: DHS shuts down Dwolla/Gox transactions
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So if it turns out that our Boston bombers used bitcoin as a means of financing (or any other group) BC is pretty much dead, amirite?




On if the Government is a bunch of Statist Bastards™


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Vols&Shaft83
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re: DHS shuts down Dwolla/Gox transactions
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What if they didn't use bitcoins but used US dollars instead?





Nobody will care. But what if those Chechen turds were payed in bitcoin by a foreign terrorist organization and then converted the bitcoin to USD using Dwolla/ Magic The Gathering trying to avoid suspicious looking banking activity?

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Walking the Earth
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re: DHS shuts down Dwolla/Gox transactions
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I really don't think it's fair to say that's the entire reason for their existence.



I never said it was.

Protecting the security of the country by crossing previous federal jurisdictions and fiefdoms is. Remember how a big problem that helped 9-11 go off was the FBI and the CIA weren't talking to each other?

So, yeah, the IRS does handle most of the regular money laundering cases but the DHS will feel free to step in and initiate their own investigations and/or oversee the IRS one at any time.


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Walking the Earth
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re: DHS shuts down Dwolla/Gox transactions
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What if they didn't use bitcoins but used US dollars instead?


They'll be thrilled because dollars are much more easily tracked.


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re: DHS shuts down Dwolla/Gox transactions
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What if they didn't use bitcoins but used US dollars instead?

Well since we all know you can't purchase a pressure cooker anywhere on the planet with bitcoin, that's pretty much a given. However, if BC was used to try and hide the transfers, well, BOOM goes the dynamite

And they would easily have that info by now, having confiscated the brothers technology devices


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Poodlebrain
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re: DHS shuts down Dwolla/Gox transactions
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So is the DHS issue with Dwolla or MtGox?
If I had to guess I'd say Dwolla has been the transfer agent of funds to people DHS does not like receiving money.


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Vols&Shaft83
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re: DHS shuts down Dwolla/Gox transactions
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WikiTiger


What is going on, tell us Wiki


WikiTiger
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re: DHS shuts down Dwolla/Gox transactions
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What is going on, tell us Wiki


I don't know.

Here's a reddit discussion thread on it: http://www.reddit.com/r/Bitcoin/comments/1ebzru/dwolla_no_longer_allowed_to_do_business_with_mtgox/


one of the comments quoted a reply from Dwolla:

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Update 4:28 pm ET: I've received a response from Dwolla support that they cannot provide a copy of the order at this time:

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Thank you for your email. We were told this will be made pubic [sic] but do not have a time frame for when this would be happening.




Vols&Shaft83
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re: DHS shuts down Dwolla/Gox transactions
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Here's a reddit discussion thread on it: LINK /


one of the comments quoted a reply from Dwolla:



Reading the forum, I'm trying hard not to laugh, sorry


Vols&Shaft83
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re: DHS shuts down Dwolla/Gox transactions
Just posted on bitcointalk.org:

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Statists are coming to our Bitcoins. Bring it on!
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LSURussian
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re: DHS shuts down Dwolla/Gox transactions
:Nb4Russian:


Vols&Shaft83
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re: DHS shuts down Dwolla/Gox transactions
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:Nb4Russian:



Dropping like a rock.
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