I knew this day would probably come, but didn't expect it so soon.
I am being investigated for running an illegal money transmission business in Canada (nodeless)
Under the advice of my lawyers I need to shut down the main instance of it.
As you guys know I made Nodeless completely open source in the event that this happens, so that others who don't live under communism can run a honest, privacy focused payments business.
To my clients who are using it, I'm very sorry for the short notice but you'll need to find a new payment processing solution this weekend.
DM me on telegram and I will personally walk you through setting up a btcpayserver instance that you can self host, or even your own instance of nodeless.
I can't give much more information than this, not even supposed to say this much, but I owe it to you guys to let you know what's going on.
To install nodeless on your own server, you can get started here: https://github.com/nodeless-io/nodeless-monolith
I wasnt familiar with nodeless.
What was the illegal part? Were you converting + moving fiat too? Or was simply routing BTC enough to count as "money transmitter"?
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Been testing it and they don't appear to touch fiat. My guess is it is that they have no KYC and are custodial.
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I created a donation page some time ago. Pretty easy onboarding. Perhaps the only problem is it was custodial.
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Were they custodial?
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Is El Salvador big enough to accommodate all of us?
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yes, but there is not enough houses
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I suspect it's just beginning.
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Alby could be next.
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That’s why I’m surprised this post didn’t receive more love yesterday. #328684
Need more solutions like this!
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Well shoot
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Now I'm angry. This is a nice way to take donations.
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How at risk is coinos? Pretty useful for merchants and swaps ..
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good point! cc @adamsoltys
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Forgot to use quotes. To be clear Nodeless is not my service nor am.I associated with it. I have been testing it out and saw this on Nostr this morning.
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Damn commies
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serious question: how does wikileaks stay online?
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It’s in the name. Can-nada. Can’t do anything there anymore.
(Or exact translation…can do nothing)
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There's a silver lining to this, to my knowledge BTC is classified as a commodity similar to gold. To continue with this investrthe Canadian Government would have to officially declare bitcoin as money. I appreciate all the work that Nodeless has done to help simplify payment processing for users but I have to also thank them for putting this issue on the governments radar. Your fight is our fight. Keep building and stay free my friends
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I'm sorry to hear this. You created a great service. You can use this experience to build something even better.
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Not my service.
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Unbelievable… The great news is that Chinada does then recognise bitcoin as money!
Do anyone knows if there’s any law that explicitly define it as illegal?
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Well, the government isn't really concerned about double speak. It's money only when it's illegal 😞
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I noticed something interesting, when you clicked the link from the title it's there.
But then if you go to the account page, you can't see this post...

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Now I'm curious to see how can have this weird date problem? like you can send things out but not showing in the client sides, how cool?
( I was thinking maybe primal muted the post or something... but I also tried other client sides also not showing somehow )
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Different relays.
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I don't think this is the case and it turned out it just "posted" 24 mins here in primal, so interesting!
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no, @natalia just having too much curiosity 😂
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Damn....
Do you need to stay in Canada?
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Not my service.
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Building Bitcoin company in EU, Canada, Australia or USA is asking for free trip to "gulag". Escape the regulatory hellholes.
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That sucks. Good luck!
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Sorry to hear. Did El Salvador making Bitcoin legal tender end up screwing you?
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Not my service.
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I thought maybe El Salvador legal tender opened up a pathway for them to include bitcoin as money because it is legal tender in another nation.
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Am i the only one who can't seem to open the note on any client?
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I wish Stacker News showed me this post was already made before mine, whoops.
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URLs were different I'm sure.
Not my service.
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