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US Goverment shuts down Butterfly Labs!

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Bitcoinist | Sep 23, 2014 | 18:35

Bitcoin

US Goverment shuts down Butterfly Labs!

Bitcoinist

Bitcoinist | Sep 23, 2014 | 18:35


Government Shuts Down Butterfly LabsButterfly Labs was one of the very first mining firm is now in deep trouble as US Goverment is taking legal actions against them. Butterfly Labs was accused of fraud and misrepresentation.

FTC documents say that the companies assets were frozen. The story began with really upset customers who failed to received their pre paid miners.  Butterfly Labs has violated Section 5(a) of the FTC Act. BFL were basically engaging in “unfair or deceptive business practices in or affecting commerce”.

We have contacted butterfly Labs to get some information regarding the shut down but they said

“We are not making any comments at this time”

However the Federal Trade Commission Act said:

 

“Consumers have suffered and will continue to suffer substantial injury as a result of Defendant’s violations of the FTC Act. In addition, Defendants have been unjustly enriched as a result of their unlawful acts or practices. Absent injunctive relief by this Court, Defendants are likely to continue to injure consumers, reap unjust enrichment, and harm the public interest.”

FTC requested that Butterfly Labs be placed in receivership and its operations be suspended in order to cease all activity.

See the full court document below:


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