All BTCinch cart transactions are being processed through a new wallet, which is cut off from the situation I am about to describe. It is 100% safe to use BTCinch for checkout out with merchants, so please do not hesitate to patronize their stores!
It is my obligation to report that there is a hold up in distributing the remaining BTCinch funds. The old transaction server and wallet are in the physical possession of my erstwhile partner Victor O'Rourke. Since Tuesday morning, he has taken the transaction server offline, rendering me unable to distribute the funds as intended.
I have since made repeated attempts to call Victor. His phone has been disconnected. I have written numerous emails, to which I have received no response. I stopped by his house, but he was not home. He called me briefly Tues. night to tell me that he did not want to steal anyone's money. He also said that he would not bring the server back online for even the 10 minutes it would take him to send me the wallet file. He then hung up. This was the last I heard from him.
Since then, I have continued in my attempts to contact him, to no avail. I called the police, who assured me that Victor has not committed a crime. Though neither Victor nor the police will call it such, I consider his actions tantamount to stealing.
The total remaining in the hostage wallet is roughly 600btc, including 100btc of Bit Munchies and BTCinch funds. This includes all withdrawals which are currently shown as "processing".
I am a real person, who understands that I am responsible to BTCinch members and the public. Thousands of you have doubtless seen my face, and hundreds of you have met me in person. This post will likely do more harm to me than anyone else. Understand that I do not post this out of spite or selfishness. I have simply exhausted all other options in getting Victor to do the right thing. If needs be, I will make all of our customers whole out of my own pocket. This would not be an easy thing for me, so I hope it doesn't come to that.
Again, all BTCinch checkouts are being processed through a new wallet, which is 100% safe. Since Victor cut off access to the old wallet, we have successfully processed thousands of dollars in transactions, all of which have been withdrawn. Please do not punish BTCinch merchants for Victor's shortcomings.
Please join me in expressing to Victor the magnitude of his actions.
voo200 (at) nyu (dot) edu
9460 Meade St.
Westminster, CO 80031
To demonstrate my sincerity, I will post my own contact info along with Victor's.
imiller (at) bearbones (dot) us
431 Galena St.
Aurora CO. 80010