16 May '13, 3pm

This happens the day after I bought some #bitcoins: I’m getting paranoid…

This happens the day after I bought some #bitcoins: I’m getting paranoid…

What this means in practical terms is that Bitcoin traders are now shut off from one of the few ways to supply and receive funds from Mt. Gox. The Japanese exchange doesn’t work with mainstream banks — it only accepts funds via wire transfers and a handful of shadowy e-currencies. Homeland Security typically executes seizure warrants in connection with criminal investigations, and Coyne’s screenshot refers to actions in the US District Court of Maryland. A search of court records, however, comes up empty — which could mean the records are under seal. The US government has yet to issue a statement. Tuesday’s development is likely to provide a blow to the fledgling currency, which is mined by computers and is beyond the authority of any central bank. Last month’s Bitcoin crash, which saw its value fall from $266 to $105 in a single day, is believed to have been set off by li...

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