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September 19, 2014, 06:46:55 PM
Last edit: September 19, 2014, 06:58:26 PM by Searing
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Well seems just now that BFL was raided and shut down by US Marsalls...add details here as this story happens...hope
it is not FUD ..BFL should have been shut down 1 year ago imho

here are the links (so far) feel free to add other links as they appear

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=150803.msg8891220#msg8891220


and

http://cryptogeeks.com/bitcoin-butterfly-labs-bfl-raided-us-marshals-today


anyway not sure if this is true yet...we will know soon I guess

edit: if this all is FUD I will delete this thread ..feel free to post any info you deem correct on this whole possiblity


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September 19, 2014, 07:01:48 PM
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Interesting if so.  But, you can delete that second link because it just links back to your first one.
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September 19, 2014, 07:09:19 PM
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September 19, 2014, 07:09:58 PM
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I really hope this is true.

I'm surprised such a scummy, dishonest company was aloud to do business as long as they were.
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September 19, 2014, 07:25:24 PM
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Interesting if so.  But, you can delete that second link because it just links back to your first one.


yeah put up the 2nd link in the hope it would get filled in by that bitcoin news service....

still no idea if this is FUD or not...


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September 19, 2014, 07:33:43 PM
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I see OgNasty has posted on BFL forums:  https://forums.butterflylabs.com/the-monarch-discussion/8831-raided-us-marshals.html

No response yet........probably get deleted soon anyways......

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I see OgNasty has posted on BFL forums:  https://forums.butterflylabs.com/the-monarch-discussion/8831-raided-us-marshals.html

No response yet........probably get deleted soon anyways......

http://coinfire.cf/2014/09/19/developing-story-usms-ftc-raid-butterfly-labs/


yeah it is starting to look like a false rumor...damn it.....frigging BFL is like jello.....slimy buggers probably will never
have problem with that law on the crap they pulled

again will pull this thread or whatever if it is just a rumor


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September 19, 2014, 07:39:41 PM
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It would be interesting if it is Marshalls. IF this was based on wire fraud, it would be the FBI there unless there was some other crime committed that falls under the marshals. Exciting if they got raiding. Means the govt actually is taking action to deal with this. Hopefully other US "vendors" are on notice, I for one am hoping for an AMT and Josh Zipkin take down next.

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September 19, 2014, 08:01:37 PM
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If this is true, I wonder what will happen to all their equipment and their cloud mining scheme? Hopefully, it will be used to compensate those of us that got royally fucked. (which is the grand majority)
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September 19, 2014, 08:19:22 PM
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Well seems just now that BFL was raided and shut down by US Marsalls...add details here as this story happens...hope
it is not FUD ..BFL should have been shut down 1 year ago imho

here are the links (so far) feel free to add other links as they appear

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=150803.msg8891220#msg8891220


and

http://cryptogeeks.com/bitcoin-butterfly-labs-bfl-raided-us-marshals-today


anyway not sure if this is true yet...we will know soon I guess

edit: if this all is FUD I will delete this thread ..feel free to post any info you deem correct on this whole possiblity



I can only confirm that the original source is extremely reliable, not one to spread FUD, and, BTW, it wasn't I who leaked the info. His (is a guy, is all I'm saying) sources were probably just as reliable, being friends of his, and hopefully later learn are/were moles at Camp BFL.
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I see OgNasty has posted on BFL forums:  https://forums.butterflylabs.com/the-monarch-discussion/8831-raided-us-marshals.html

No response yet........probably get deleted soon anyways......

Let's hope these are Josh's famous last words to be framed for eternity: https://forums.butterflylabs.com/the-monarch-discussion/8782-monarch-software-installation-4.html#post86091



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BFL did everyone dirty.  I am not sure how they have stayed in business this long ?  Who is buying BFL hardware directly from them ?  I doubt we have seen the last of BFL, they are like zombies in a horror movie, they just wont' die.  You can shoot them, light them on fire, but they just keep coming.....

Not much protecting us from BFL Zomies !

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September 19, 2014, 09:05:09 PM
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I see OgNasty has posted on BFL forums:  https://forums.butterflylabs.com/the-monarch-discussion/8831-raided-us-marshals.html

No response yet........probably get deleted soon anyways......

It seems the thread was deleted already "Invalid Thread specified. If you followed a valid link, please notify the administrator"
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so there are two kind of ppl, those who got their monarhs and those who never will...  Roll Eyes

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I see OgNasty has posted on BFL forums:  https://forums.butterflylabs.com/the-monarch-discussion/8831-raided-us-marshals.html

No response yet........probably get deleted soon anyways......

It seems the thread was deleted already "Invalid Thread specified. If you followed a valid link, please notify the administrator"

thread at the top of the post still seems to come up...although one is still just a title

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September 19, 2014, 09:39:43 PM
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Coinfire phoned the Marshals and FTC, no confirmations on the raid:
http://coinfire.cf/2014/09/19/developing-story-usms-ftc-raid-butterfly-labs/
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September 19, 2014, 09:42:35 PM
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Well seems just now that BFL was raided and shut down by US Marsalls...add details here as this story happens...hope
it is not FUD ..BFL should have been shut down 1 year ago imho

here are the links (so far) feel free to add other links as they appear

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=150803.msg8891220#msg8891220


and

http://cryptogeeks.com/bitcoin-butterfly-labs-bfl-raided-us-marshals-today


anyway not sure if this is true yet...we will know soon I guess

edit: if this all is FUD I will delete this thread ..feel free to post any info you deem correct on this whole possiblity




Let me quote Inaba (Josh) on this matter from this thread: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=92268.msg1229652#msg1229652

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"Well there you go... it's not half the community and the only way it would "feel the same way you do" is if half of them lived in their parents basement and had an orange saq.

Go on, back up what you say.  I'll take anything.. give me one small fact that you have to back up anything you've said.

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September 19, 2014, 09:47:54 PM
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Well seems just now that BFL was raided and shut down by US Marsalls...add details here as this story happens...hope
it is not FUD ..BFL should have been shut down 1 year ago imho

here are the links (so far) feel free to add other links as they appear

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=150803.msg8891220#msg8891220


and

http://cryptogeeks.com/bitcoin-butterfly-labs-bfl-raided-us-marshals-today


anyway not sure if this is true yet...we will know soon I guess

edit: if this all is FUD I will delete this thread ..feel free to post any info you deem correct on this whole possiblity




Let me quote Inaba (Josh) on this matter from this thread: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=92268.msg1229652#msg1229652

"I repeat:  What the fuck are you talking about?  If you need to, please pay someone to translate your mad ramblings into English."

"Well there you go... it's not half the community and the only way it would "feel the same way you do" is if half of them lived in their parents basement and had an orange saq.

Go on, back up what you say.  I'll take anything.. give me one small fact that you have to back up anything you've said.

I predict from you: WAAAAAAAAA"

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September 19, 2014, 09:52:04 PM
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Coinfire phoned the Marshals and FTC, no confirmations on the raid:
http://coinfire.cf/2014/09/19/developing-story-usms-ftc-raid-butterfly-labs/

They likely won't either. Law enforcement seldom comments on ongoing investigations. EVEN if they did raid them, they would not tell anyone even the press...especially the press during the middle of the raid. At least not until they are ready to make a formal announcement. It would jeopardize all sorts of things in a prosecutors investigation. Being that there appear to be reliable leaks coming from this it did probably happen. Whether it was marshals or FBI (it seems more likely they would have as wire fraud is their area).

FYI basis for thinking the FBI did this and would make sense Marshals are not actually involved. http://www.fbi.gov/about-us/investigate/white_collar

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September 19, 2014, 10:17:16 PM
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I'm pretty sure the FTC is just doing some following up: http://www.coindesk.com/butterflylabs-customers-appeal-to-ftc-1-million-missing-orders/
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