Re: Paypal problems?

From: Alex F. Bokov (
Date: Mon Oct 22 2001 - 09:41:43 MDT


On Sun, 21 Oct 2001, Zero Powers wrote:

> >From: "Alex F. Bokov" <>
> >Hiya Ken, good to hear from ya. Okay, prosaic explanation accepted.
> >Fact still stands that if they know who I am, I have no provable
> >privacy when doing business through them. The only secret they can't
> >betray is one they don't know.
> >
> >
> >
> Yeah, well here's what goldmoney says about their willingness to protect
> your privacy:
> "GoldMoney will open a Holding for anyone who provides the basic information
> normally required (e.g., address, telephone, email address, etc). Given the
> nature of the Internet, pseudonymity (but not anonymity) is possible in
> GoldMoney, which records each transaction and keeps an audit trail that
> could be retrieved if needed to meet legal process."

As far as I remember, though, GoldMoney doesn't verify. That
effectively makes the accounts anonymous and the information

I mean, come on, even the shady offshore pre-paid credit card
companies *technically* require proof of identity (though in that case
proof constitutes a faxed copy of your driver's license or passport).

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