15 May '13, 8pm

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US authorities launch their first attack on bitcoin By Adam L. Penenberg On May 15, 2013 Yesterday the Department of Homeland Security served the Dwolla mobile payment service with a court order requiring it to immediately cease all account activities with the Mt. Gox bitcoin exchange. Today it appears that Mt. Gox, based in Japan, has been cut off from Internet. If you try to get to http://mtgox.com you get a “502 Bad Gateway” message or a blank screen. It may be a coordinated effort among governments as people from Holland, Israel, the United Kingdom, Italy, India, Canada, Egypt, Brazil, Australia, and elsewhere report the same lack of access to the site. In the warrant (Ars Technica has posted it) Mt. Gox’s subsidiary “Mutum Sigillum LLC,” which is incorporated in Delaware, set up an account at Wells Fargo under the name of Mt. Gox’s founder, Mark Karpeles. According to...

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online.wsj.com 15 May '13, 8pm

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washingtonpost.com 15 May '13, 10pm

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zerohedge.com 15 May '13, 6pm

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longwarjournal.org 15 May '13, 10pm

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youtube.com 17 May '13, 12pm

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japantoday.com 18 May '13, 3am

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lfb.org 20 May '13, 7pm

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huffingtonpost.com 17 May '13, 6pm

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businessinsider.com 15 May '13, 5pm

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lewrockwell.com 20 May '13, 3am

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washingtonpost.com 16 May '13, 3pm

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latimes.com 17 May '13, 12pm

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businessinsider.com 17 May '13, 4pm

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