24 Aug '13, 2pm

DHS seizes total of $5M from Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox accounts

state that DHS seized $2.9 million from the exchange's Dwolla account in May and a further $2.1 million from its Wells Fargo accounts. The timing of the Wells Fargo seizure on June 19th is just one day prior to the hiatus, suggesting that the real reason for it was to stall for time until the exchange had rebuilt funds to supply to its users, rather than an upgrade of Mt. Gox systems. The exchange is still having issues with paying out Bitcoin to US Dollar exchanges, with most users having to wait for their money. The Wells Fargo business account is the main sticking point for Mt. Gox, as it declared itself as a business not engaged in money services, something that the DHS and the courts disagree with. It is possible that the exchange could bounce back from this, undertaking the potentially expensive money transmission licensing, but considering that the currency is becom...

Full article: http://www.electronista.com/articles/13/08/23/money.trans...

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