My newest rant about Dwolla and Bitinstant. (require Social Security#, and Picture ID to use now…)
After Gox required me to provide a bank statement, photocopy of my drivers license (with my face and thumb print), my social security number, and a copy of a recent bill, I decided a big fat “FUCK YOU” was in place, and after 2 years, I was finally done with bitcoins.
Then, everyone said use BitInstant…
I already had my Dwolla account for 2 years also, and it had $150.00 in it that I transferred the first week of December, 2012…
Well, I have tried every possible solution of getting that $150.00 turned in to bitcoins and had previously linked and verified my bank account to Dwolla…
When I tried BitInstant, it looked all good, I agreed to the fees, and then on the last screen they say “WE REQUIRE PHOTO ID ALSO”..
God damnit, I said…
Now, 3 days later I get another email from Dwolla saying they won't put that money that I initiated in to my BitInstant account unless I provide (on top of my photo ID, and already verified and linked bank account) MY FUCKING SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER.
So if you want to use bitcoins in an easy manner at all, without meeting up with sketchy people you never knew on “local coins”, then you need to provide every last bit of information for perfect identity fraud, to an UNKNOWN entity.
I am starting to hate the process of bitcoins and every company involved.
Fuck Dwolla and BitInstant for now wanting my picture ID and social security number.
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