Dwolla is controlled by Veridian Credit Union. Since we have relationships with Dwolla, or can have with a $1 deposit, we are also eligible for accounts with Veridian. As a Credit Union they act and set policy on the basis of membership vote. Guaranteed that 50,000 new accounts with corresponding votes would gain a couple of seats on the various boards, and would probably give controlling interest over all policy for Dwolla.
This is also a brilliant idea, if true. I can't confirm that on their site
. Where did you get the information that having a Dwolla balance (or account) makes us eligible for accounts with Veridian?
I sit on the Board of two credit unions, and if any customer of a major account like Dwolla were to ask about opening an account, I can assure you that they would be welcome. You can also check this list
for a selection of suitable employers that you could claim to get your account open.