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I'm donating 25 Bitcoin to good causes - UPDATE

Goal

At the start of December I pledged to donate 25 Bitcoin, 1 each day leading up to Christmas, to a cause suggested by Bitcoin. This was done publically in the hope to inspire others to donate too, especially people who have benefited from the rise in price recently.
 
It took a long time to read every comment, private message and to check everyones suggestions. Unfortunately not many suggested charities accept Bitcoin. I am posting this update so people can make suggestions for the last few donations and see a list of causes donated to so far.
 
I am hoping that this post and donations will still encourage others in the community to give Bitcoin to good causes.
 

Get involved

Submit a suggestion in the comments of a cause you would like to see donated to. Also post a link to their Bitcoin donation page (not address) if possible. Even if your suggestion is not donated to by me hopefully it may be seen by others here who may choose to donate.
 
I'll ignore any scams, begging, college fund requests etc. I don't donate to individuals so please don't post or PM.
If you wish to give but don't have the time to check these posts for suggestions you can send Bitcoin to my address:  
34WbSyrtibUJiFbRa7ukLC8RGdFMnQRn4b  
I will divide the extra Bitcoin sent to that address by 25 and donate it to each of the chosen causes once all my 25 Bitcoin have been donated.
Thanks to the people who have donated to my address so far.

Proof of funds

Message: "Give Bitcoin this Christmas" Address: 34WbSyrtibUJiFbRa7ukLC8RGdFMnQRn4b Signature: I8vZgsyOb1CKbTjo/Mravp03yIFnC94GNTVYOkBbhIUPUajfKPg4nh8zj7dWu5qzev2nsAtByLwpHHDnVwyAxsI=
Note that the address above doesn't contain 25 now due to sending donations so the funds moved to change addresses. You need to verify it using Trezor.

Donations

Day Cause Proof of donation
1 EFF tx , tx ,tx , tx
2 Khan Academy tx
3 Give Directly tx
4 Andreas Antonopoulos tx
5 MAPS tx
6 help venezuelans refunded tx
7 Wikipedia tx
8 Royal National Lifeboat Institution tx
9 mercy for animals tx
10 Heads Up Guys tx
11 Land + Heart project tx
12 The water project tx
13 3blue1brown Check this amazing video tx
14 Open Medicine Foundation tx tx
15 Tor Project tx
16 Free Software Foundation tx
17 Freedom of the Press Foundation tx
18 Against Malaria Foundation tx
19 MIRI tx
20 TBD
21 TBD
22 TBD
23 TBD
24 TBD
25 TBD
 
P.S I have not seen any suggestions yet for charities dealing with addiction. It would be great if we could get some suggestions for alcohol, drug or gambling addiction.
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I'm donating 25 Bitcoin to good causes this Christmas. Join in and give Bitcoin this Christmas (day 16)

Goal

During December I will donate 25 Bitcoin, 1 each day leading up to Christmas, to a cause suggested by Bitcoin. It can be a charity, open source project, crowdfund or anything else.
 
I am hoping that these daily posts and donations will encourage others in the community to give Bitcoin this Christmas. Especially people who have benefited from the rise in price recently.  

Get involved

Submit a suggestion in the comments of a cause you would like to see donated to. Also post a link to their Bitcoin donation page (not address) if possible. Even if your suggestion is not donated to by me this month hopefully it may be seen by others here who may choose to donate.
 
Each day I'll pick a cause from the suggestions, likely the most upvoted one, and donate 1 Bitcoin to them. I'll ignore any scams, begging, college fund requests etc.
 
I will try to send donations as fast as possible but there may be times where I have to do more research or checks to verify the suggestions are legit.  
If you wish to give but don't have the time to check Reddit for the rest of the month you can send Bitcoin to my address:  
34WbSyrtibUJiFbRa7ukLC8RGdFMnQRn4b  
I will divide the extra Bitcoin sent to that address by 25 and donate it to each of the chosen causes on the 25th or the 26th.
Thanks to the people who have donated to my address so far.

Proof of funds

Message: "Give Bitcoin this Christmas" Address: 34WbSyrtibUJiFbRa7ukLC8RGdFMnQRn4b Signature: I8vZgsyOb1CKbTjo/Mravp03yIFnC94GNTVYOkBbhIUPUajfKPg4nh8zj7dWu5qzev2nsAtByLwpHHDnVwyAxsI=
Note that the address above doesn't contain 25 now due to sending donations so the funds moved to change addresses. You need to verify it using Trezor.

Donations

Day Cause Proof of donation
1 EFF tx , tx ,tx , tx
2 Khan Academy tx
3 Give Directly tx
4 Andreas Antonopoulos tx
5 MAPS tx
6 help venezuelans refunded tx
7 Wikipedia tx
8 Royal National Lifeboat Institution tx
9 mercy for animals tx
10 Bitcoin Core tx
11 TBD
12 TBD
13 3blue1brown Check this amazing video tx
14 Open Medicine Foundation tx tx
 
Warning: Don't send to addresses I have without checking donation pages first. Some of those were temp wallets produced by their payment processor.
 
P.S. I don't donate to individuals so please don't post or PM.
 
P.P.S I have not seen any suggestions yet for charities dealing with addiction. It would be great if we could get some suggestions for alcohol, drug or gambling addiction.
 
P.P.P.S It would be good to suggest causes that Pineapple Fund are NOT donating too as my donations are small compared to his and could make a bigger impact elsewhere.
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Clear link between Micheal Patryn and Omar Dhanani

Notice Micheal Patryn and Nazmin Dhanani are listed as officers in the company MPD Advertising: https://www.companiesofcanada.com/company/726420-8/mpd-advertising-inc

Also Intraday56 Explained it well here https://www.reddit.com/BitcoinCA/comments/7nt7ys/question_is_quadrigacx_legit_with_all_the/ds4ihco (copied and pasted for your convenience):
"Michael Patryn is one of the founders of Quadrigacx. He is part of a criminal mafia mob and has been to jail before for carding theft, ID theft and ponzi schemes. His real name is Omar Dhanani. Here's an article from coindesk that names Patryn as the cofounder of QuadrigaCx:
https://www.coindesk.com/bitcoin-exchange-quadriga-public-reverse-takeover
Omar Dhanani aka Michael Patryn was one of 6 men arrested for internet ID theft and credit card conspiracy fraud back in 2005. They were operating Shadowcrew.com, a web mob of highly organized criminals. For more info google ShadowCrew.
https://www.justice.gov/archive/opa/p2005/Novembe05_crm_619.html
At the time ShadowCrew was busted by the US Secret Service Omar Dhanani was a resident of Fountain Valley, California. A search on Intelius lists Omar R. Dhanani from Fountain valley, CA along with his relatives, Nazmin Dhanani and Nabatbibi Dhanani.
www.intelius.com/people/Omar-Dhanani/Fountain%20Valley-CA/06DPMG23XKS
Now here is where it gets interesting. Nazmin Dhanini and Michael Patryn have apparently registered several companies together, one of them being MPD Advertising:
http://www.companiesofcanada.com/company/726420-8/mpd-advertising-inc
Omar Dhanini relatives: Nazmin Dhanani and Nabatbibi Dhanani
Michael Patryn: registered at least one company, MPD Advertising Inc with Nazmin Dhanini."

See pastebin below for more info:

"# Michael Patryn

  1. aka. Omar Dhanani
  2. aka. Omar Patryn
  3. ## 2004-10-28
  4. Arrested and convicted in California under the name of Omar Dhanani as a member of Shadowcrew, an organization trafficking stolen credit and identity information primarily using E-Gold
  5. IMPORTANT: Omar Dhanani used the alias Voleur (french for "thief") during his time with Shadowcrew. This is one of the primary connecting threads between the Omar Dhanani and his later aliases as Patryn, owner of VFS-NETWORKS
  6. https://www.justice.gov/archive/opa/p2005/Novembe05\_crm\_619.html
  7. https://web.archive.org/web/20130216063323/http://www.secretservice.gov/press/pub2304.pdf
  8. https://www.justice.gov/sites/default/files/usao-nj/legacy/2013/11/29/Kolarov%2C%20Aleksi%20Indictment.pdf
  9. ### 2004-10-04
  10. According to a Bloomberg article from January 2006 citing a United States Secret Service affidavit, Omar:
  11. "boasted in a chat room that he moved between $40,000 and $100,000 a week. He pled guilty in November to conspiracy to commit fraud and faces up to five years in prison."
  12. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2006-01-08/gold-rush
  13. ## 2004-10-29
  14. Users on Talkgold forum begin discussing the possibility that a prolific user on the forum, "Patryn" is actually Omar Dhanani.
  15. https://web.archive.org/web/20130510055547/http://www.talkgold.com/forum/r256207-.html
  16. ## 2005-11-18
  17. An article in The Register describes how Omar Dahnani and 5 others plead guilty to charges laid on them in November 2014:
  18. "The group of six pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to defraud in New Jersey on Thursday in exchange for the state dropping other charges pending against them, Wired reports. They were named as: Andrew Mantovani, 23, and Brandon Monchamp, 22, of Arizona; Kim Taylor, 47, and Omar Dhanani, 22, of California; Jeremy Stephens, 31, of North Carolina; and Jeremy Zielinski, 22, of Florida. In total, 12 people have now pleaded guilty to Shadowcrew-related charges."
  19. "Shadowcrew members are expected to be sentenced between mid-February and mid-March 2006."
  20. https://www.theregister.co.uk/2005/11/18/shadowcrew/
  21. ## 2007-05-23
  22. According to US Federal Prison Records, an Omar Dhanani is released from Federal Prison
  23. https://www.bop.gov/inmateloc/
  24. ## 2008-04-03
  25. MIDAS GOLD Exchange is registered in Canada
  26. under the name Omar Patryn
  27. Specialized in processing anonymous purchases and sale of early digital currencies, particularly Liberty Reserve. (Liberty Reserve was shut down in 2013 for money laundering and facilitating identity theft, credit card theft, narcotics trafficking, and child pornography)
  28. https://www.ic.gc.ca/app/sccc/CorporationsCanada/fdrlCrpDtls.html?corpId=6951198&V\_TOKEN=1511930988373&crpNm=&crpNmbr=695119-8&bsNmbr=
  29. http://www.hyipforum.pl/topic/779-m-gold-midas-gold-exchange-obni%C5%BCona-prowizja-dla-forumowicz%C3%B3w/
  30. ## 2008-05-30
  31. DNSGEO.COM domain is registered in Panama
  32. This domain was used as an alternative gateway to VFS-NETWORK.COM as seen in the internet archive
  33. https://web.archive.org/web/20110207131437/http://dnsgeo.com/
  34. https://whois.icann.org/en/lookup?name=dnsgeo.com
  35. for comparison:
  36. https://web.archive.org/web/20101218100404/http://vfs-network.com/
  37. ### Reports from users claim that phishing emails we're received from this domain (DNSGEO.COM) shortly after disputing problems with MIDAS GOLD withdrawals and deposits.
  38. Images are included.
  39. https://www.complaintsboard.com/complaints/midas-gold-exchange-c440529.html
  40. ## 2008-08-27
  41. HD-MONEY.COM domain is registered as being located in the Bahamas
  42. https://whois.icann.org/en/lookup?name=www.hd-money.com
  43. ## 2009-02-09
  44. VFS-NETWORK.com domain is registered
  45. (Voleur Financial Services)
  46. https://web.archive.org/web/20090225095825/http://www.vfs-network.com:80/
  47. VFS Network was an exchange network bringing together
  48. e-money services like Liberty Reserve and other OmaMichael projects like HD-MONEY.COM, XXX-CHANGE.COM and MIDAS GOLD.
  49. Website now points to dns.shadowserver.org, a volunteer service often used by legal authorities to capture data from incoming traffic to the webpage (Was used by authorities after Liberty Reserve's domain was seized)
  50. https://whois.icann.org/en/lookup?name=vfs-network.com
  51. https://krebsonsecurity.com/2013/05/reports-liberty-reserve-founder-arrested-site-shuttered/#more-20723
  52. ### 2009-10-02
  53. VFS-Network publishes that they have met with the management of Liberty Reserve
  54. https://web.archive.org/web/20101129134240/http://vfs-network.com/main.htm
  55. ### NOTE: Voleur is mentioned as an alias by users on dreamteammoney.com, along with complaints related to MIDAS GOLD. These complaints relate a MIDAS GOLD policy of withholding client's funds depending on how many emails they sent asking about the status of their funds.
  56. http://www.dreamteammoney.com/index.php?showtopic=130170&hl=voleur
  57. ### IMPORTANT: "OWNER" of VFS-NETWORK frequently appears online under the name of Patryn, connecting the alias to Omar Patryn of MIDAS GOLD, although Patryn can be found denying any relationship whatsoever between the businesses. In the same thread below on ComplaintsBoard, Patryn posts with a VFS-NETWORK avatar while describing why he, as an administrator on a MIDAS GOLD-managed forum deleted posts of users making complaints.
  58. https://www.complaintsboard.com/complaints/midas-gold-exchange-c286802.html#c546412
  59. http://www.realscam.com/members/patryn/
  60. ## 2009-05-02
  61. HD-MONEY.COM CEO (Michael Patryn aka Omar Dhanani) informs clients that they are now partnered with Liberty Reserve
  62. https://web.archive.org/web/20100115074839/http://www.hd-money.com/Usecms.aspx?Page=ceo
  63. ## 2009-09-10
  64. XXX-CHANGE.COM domain is registered (although internet archive shows an xxx-change.com as far back as 2001)
  65. Images from internet archive show an important partnership with HD-MONEY and VFS-NETWORK
  66. https://web.archive.org/web/20130628192252/http://xxx-change.com:80/
  67. ## 2009-10-22
  68. MPD ADVERTISING is founded by Nazin Dhanani and Michael Patryn in Vancouver
  69. Nazin is thought to be a sibling of Omar Dhanani aka Michael Patryn
  70. http://www.companiesofcanada.com/company/726420-8/mpd-advertising-inc
  71. ## 2009-12-25
  72. Complaints surface online about MIDAS GOLD withholding funds with recommendations to report to the Canadian police
  73. https://www.complaintsboard.com/complaints/perfect-money-corporation-c287831.html#c546416
  74. ## 2009-12-30
  75. MIDAS GOLD business registration is dissolved by Omar Patryn, but forums show that services continued well into 2011
  76. https://www.ic.gc.ca/app/sccc/CorporationsCanada/fdrlCrpDtls.html?corpId=6951198&V\_TOKEN=1511930988373&crpNm=&crpNmbr=695119-8&bsNmbr=
  77. ###
  78. Around December 2009 , reports begin to surface of payment processors closing down MIDAS GOLD accounts due to overwhelming amounts of complaints from MIDAS GOLD users not receiving their funds from MIDAS GOLD. OmaMichael himself responds in the thread
  79. https://www.complaintsboard.com/complaints/midas-gold-exchange-c286802.html
  80. ### In the same year, Liberty Reserve is investigated by Costa Rican
  81. authorities due to questions as to their funding sources. By 2011 they are denied a business license for these reasons and forced to dissolve. Liberty Reserve continues to do business illegally by routing through 5 separate Costa Rican corporate entities.
  82. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liberty\_Reserve#Criminal\_investigation\_and\_charges
  83. ### MIDAS GOLD would be seized by the United States Global Illicit Financial Team sometime between 2010-2011
  84. http://m-gold.com/index.html
  85. ## 2013-06-13
  86. Extremely dubious reports of the arrest of an Omar Dhanani in Montreal for money laundering crimes appear on press release websites (very unreliable reports)
  87. https://www.businesspress24.com/pressrelease1236813/omar-dhanani-arrested-in-montreal.html
  88. https://web.archive.org/web/20130701234632/http://internetcybercrime.com/montreal-omar-dhanani-arrested-for-money-laundering/
  89. http://www.realscam.com/attachments/f29/4517d1371775999-welcome-patryn-omar.jpg
  90. ## 2014-04-17
  91. Michael Patryn is nominated to the Bitcoin Foundation by Francis Pouliot, who states in his nomination:
  92. "Michael Patryn has been working with digital currencies since 2002 in the capacity of financial consultant, market maker, and exchanger. As a venture capitalist, Michael has actively invested with and supported over twenty companies within the digital currency space."
  93. ### Which 20 companies? 2002 would be the year Omar Dhanani was working with Shadowcrew laundering funds using E-Gold.
  94. ## 2014-01-26
  95. A profile of Michael Patryn is published on the Lifeboat Foundation website listing him as Director of VFS SECURITIES.
  96. ## 2014-11-12
  97. Quadriga Fintech Solutions is founded by Gerald Cotton and Michael Patryn (Only Gerald Cotton is listed on the SEDAR page for the company).
  98. https://sedar.com/DisplayProfile.do?lang=EN&issuerType=03&issuerNo=00037030"
Copied and pasted from: https://pastebin.com/Svap6KSF


Also note early connection between Lovie Horner and Micheal Patryn through the BJJ Foundation (maybe this side-note will be useful at some future point):
https://www.companiesofcanada.com/company/861395-8/world-bjj-federation
Also note early connection between Lovie Horner and Micheal Patryn through the BJJ Foundation (maybe this side-note will be useful at some future point):
https://www.companiesofcanada.com/company/861395-8/world-bjj-federation
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I'm donating 25 Bitcoin to good causes this Christmas. Join in and give Bitcoin this Christmas (day 22)

UPDATE: I was offline for a few days. Hope to have this all completed by the end of the year

Goal

During December I will donate 25 Bitcoin, 1 each day leading up to Christmas, to a cause suggested by Bitcoin. It can be a charity, open source project, crowdfund or anything else.
 
I am hoping that these daily posts and donations will encourage others in the community to give Bitcoin this Christmas. Especially people who have benefited from the rise in price recently.  

Get involved

Submit a suggestion in the comments of a cause you would like to see donated to. Also post a link to their Bitcoin donation page (not address) if possible. Even if your suggestion is not donated to by me this month hopefully it may be seen by others here who may choose to donate.
 
Each day I'll pick a cause from the suggestions, likely the most upvoted one, and donate 1 Bitcoin to them. I'll ignore any scams, begging, college fund requests etc.
 
I will try to send donations as fast as possible but there may be times where I have to do more research or checks to verify the suggestions are legit.  
If you wish to give but don't have the time to check Reddit for the rest of the month you can send Bitcoin to my address:  
34WbSyrtibUJiFbRa7ukLC8RGdFMnQRn4b  
I will divide the extra Bitcoin sent to that address by 25 and donate it to each of the chosen causes on the 25th or the 26th.
Thanks to the people who have donated to my address so far.

Proof of funds

Message: "Give Bitcoin this Christmas" Address: 34WbSyrtibUJiFbRa7ukLC8RGdFMnQRn4b Signature: I8vZgsyOb1CKbTjo/Mravp03yIFnC94GNTVYOkBbhIUPUajfKPg4nh8zj7dWu5qzev2nsAtByLwpHHDnVwyAxsI=
Note that the address above doesn't contain 25 now due to sending donations so the funds moved to change addresses. You need to verify it using Trezor.

Donations

Day Cause Proof of donation
1 EFF tx , tx ,tx , tx
2 Khan Academy tx
3 Give Directly tx
4 Andreas Antonopoulos tx
5 MAPS tx
6 help venezuelans refunded tx
7 Wikipedia tx
8 Royal National Lifeboat Institution tx
9 mercy for animals tx
10 Heads Up Guys tx
11 Land + Heart project tx
12 The water project tx
13 3blue1brown Check this amazing video tx
14 Open Medicine Foundation tx tx
15 TBD
16 TBD
 
Warning: Don't send to addresses I have without checking donation pages first. Some of those were temp wallets produced by their payment processor.
 
P.S. I don't donate to individuals so please don't post or PM.
 
P.P.S I have not seen any suggestions yet for charities dealing with addiction. It would be great if we could get some suggestions for alcohol, drug or gambling addiction.
 
*P.P.P.S Struggling to find charities that accept Bitcoin. Most suggested so far don't. *
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Clear evidence that Micheal Patryn is Omar Dhanani and connection to other staff

Notice Micheal Patryn and Nazmin Dhanani are listed as officers in the company MPD Advertising: https://www.companiesofcanada.com/company/726420-8/mpd-advertising-inc

Also Intraday56 Explained it well here https://www.reddit.com/BitcoinCA/comments/7nt7ys/question_is_quadrigacx_legit_with_all_the/ds4ihco (copied and pasted for your convenience):
"Michael Patryn is one of the founders of Quadrigacx. He is part of a criminal mafia mob and has been to jail before for carding theft, ID theft and ponzi schemes. His real name is Omar Dhanani. Here's an article from coindesk that names Patryn as the cofounder of QuadrigaCx:
https://www.coindesk.com/bitcoin-exchange-quadriga-public-reverse-takeover
Omar Dhanani aka Michael Patryn was one of 6 men arrested for internet ID theft and credit card conspiracy fraud back in 2005. They were operating Shadowcrew.com, a web mob of highly organized criminals. For more info google ShadowCrew.
https://www.justice.gov/archive/opa/p2005/Novembe05_crm_619.html
At the time ShadowCrew was busted by the US Secret Service Omar Dhanani was a resident of Fountain Valley, California. A search on Intelius lists Omar R. Dhanani from Fountain valley, CA along with his relatives, Nazmin Dhanani and Nabatbibi Dhanani.
www.intelius.com/people/Omar-Dhanani/Fountain%20Valley-CA/06DPMG23XKS
Now here is where it gets interesting. Nazmin Dhanini and Michael Patryn have apparently registered several companies together, one of them being MPD Advertising:
http://www.companiesofcanada.com/company/726420-8/mpd-advertising-inc
Omar Dhanini relatives: Nazmin Dhanani and Nabatbibi Dhanani
Michael Patryn: registered at least one company, MPD Advertising Inc with Nazmin Dhanini."

See pastebin below for more info:

"# Michael Patryn

  1. aka. Omar Dhanani
  2. aka. Omar Patryn
  3. ## 2004-10-28
  4. Arrested and convicted in California under the name of Omar Dhanani as a member of Shadowcrew, an organization trafficking stolen credit and identity information primarily using E-Gold
  5. IMPORTANT: Omar Dhanani used the alias Voleur (french for "thief") during his time with Shadowcrew. This is one of the primary connecting threads between the Omar Dhanani and his later aliases as Patryn, owner of VFS-NETWORKS
  6. https://www.justice.gov/archive/opa/p2005/Novembe05_crm_619.html
  7. https://web.archive.org/web/20130216063323/http://www.secretservice.gov/press/pub2304.pdf
  8. https://www.justice.gov/sites/default/files/usao-nj/legacy/2013/11/29/Kolarov%2C%20Aleksi%20Indictment.pdf
  9. ### 2004-10-04
  10. According to a Bloomberg article from January 2006 citing a United States Secret Service affidavit, Omar:
  11. "boasted in a chat room that he moved between $40,000 and $100,000 a week. He pled guilty in November to conspiracy to commit fraud and faces up to five years in prison."
  12. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2006-01-08/gold-rush
  13. ## 2004-10-29
  14. Users on Talkgold forum begin discussing the possibility that a prolific user on the forum, "Patryn" is actually Omar Dhanani.
  15. https://web.archive.org/web/20130510055547/http://www.talkgold.com/forum/r256207-.html
  16. ## 2005-11-18
  17. An article in The Register describes how Omar Dahnani and 5 others plead guilty to charges laid on them in November 2014:
  18. "The group of six pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to defraud in New Jersey on Thursday in exchange for the state dropping other charges pending against them, Wired reports. They were named as: Andrew Mantovani, 23, and Brandon Monchamp, 22, of Arizona; Kim Taylor, 47, and Omar Dhanani, 22, of California; Jeremy Stephens, 31, of North Carolina; and Jeremy Zielinski, 22, of Florida. In total, 12 people have now pleaded guilty to Shadowcrew-related charges."
  19. "Shadowcrew members are expected to be sentenced between mid-February and mid-March 2006."
  20. https://www.theregister.co.uk/2005/11/18/shadowcrew/
  21. ## 2007-05-23
  22. According to US Federal Prison Records, an Omar Dhanani is released from Federal Prison
  23. https://www.bop.gov/inmateloc/
  24. ## 2008-04-03
  25. MIDAS GOLD Exchange is registered in Canada
  26. under the name Omar Patryn
  27. Specialized in processing anonymous purchases and sale of early digital currencies, particularly Liberty Reserve. (Liberty Reserve was shut down in 2013 for money laundering and facilitating identity theft, credit card theft, narcotics trafficking, and child pornography)
  28. https://www.ic.gc.ca/app/sccc/CorporationsCanada/fdrlCrpDtls.html?corpId=6951198&V_TOKEN=1511930988373&crpNm=&crpNmbr=695119-8&bsNmbr=
  29. http://www.hyipforum.pl/topic/779-m-gold-midas-gold-exchange-obni%C5%BCona-prowizja-dla-forumowicz%C3%B3w/
  30. ## 2008-05-30
  31. DNSGEO.COM domain is registered in Panama
  32. This domain was used as an alternative gateway to VFS-NETWORK.COM as seen in the internet archive
  33. https://web.archive.org/web/20110207131437/http://dnsgeo.com/
  34. https://whois.icann.org/en/lookup?name=dnsgeo.com
  35. for comparison:
  36. https://web.archive.org/web/20101218100404/http://vfs-network.com/
  37. ### Reports from users claim that phishing emails we're received from this domain (DNSGEO.COM) shortly after disputing problems with MIDAS GOLD withdrawals and deposits.
  38. Images are included.
  39. https://www.complaintsboard.com/complaints/midas-gold-exchange-c440529.html
  40. ## 2008-08-27
  41. HD-MONEY.COM domain is registered as being located in the Bahamas
  42. https://whois.icann.org/en/lookup?name=www.hd-money.com
  43. ## 2009-02-09
  44. VFS-NETWORK.com domain is registered
  45. (Voleur Financial Services)
  46. https://web.archive.org/web/20090225095825/http://www.vfs-network.com:80/
  47. VFS Network was an exchange network bringing together
  48. e-money services like Liberty Reserve and other OmaMichael projects like HD-MONEY.COM, XXX-CHANGE.COM and MIDAS GOLD.
  49. Website now points to dns.shadowserver.org, a volunteer service often used by legal authorities to capture data from incoming traffic to the webpage (Was used by authorities after Liberty Reserve's domain was seized)
  50. https://whois.icann.org/en/lookup?name=vfs-network.com
  51. https://krebsonsecurity.com/2013/05/reports-liberty-reserve-founder-arrested-site-shuttered/#more-20723
  52. ### 2009-10-02
  53. VFS-Network publishes that they have met with the management of Liberty Reserve
  54. https://web.archive.org/web/20101129134240/http://vfs-network.com/main.htm
  55. ### NOTE: Voleur is mentioned as an alias by users on dreamteammoney.com, along with complaints related to MIDAS GOLD. These complaints relate a MIDAS GOLD policy of withholding client's funds depending on how many emails they sent asking about the status of their funds.
  56. http://www.dreamteammoney.com/index.php?showtopic=130170&hl=voleur
  57. ### IMPORTANT: "OWNER" of VFS-NETWORK frequently appears online under the name of Patryn, connecting the alias to Omar Patryn of MIDAS GOLD, although Patryn can be found denying any relationship whatsoever between the businesses. In the same thread below on ComplaintsBoard, Patryn posts with a VFS-NETWORK avatar while describing why he, as an administrator on a MIDAS GOLD-managed forum deleted posts of users making complaints.
  58. https://www.complaintsboard.com/complaints/midas-gold-exchange-c286802.html#c546412
  59. http://www.realscam.com/members/patryn/
  60. ## 2009-05-02
  61. HD-MONEY.COM CEO (Michael Patryn aka Omar Dhanani) informs clients that they are now partnered with Liberty Reserve
  62. https://web.archive.org/web/20100115074839/http://www.hd-money.com/Usecms.aspx?Page=ceo
  63. ## 2009-09-10
  64. XXX-CHANGE.COM domain is registered (although internet archive shows an xxx-change.com as far back as 2001)
  65. Images from internet archive show an important partnership with HD-MONEY and VFS-NETWORK
  66. https://web.archive.org/web/20130628192252/http://xxx-change.com:80/
  67. ## 2009-10-22
  68. MPD ADVERTISING is founded by Nazin Dhanani and Michael Patryn in Vancouver
  69. Nazin is thought to be a sibling of Omar Dhanani aka Michael Patryn
  70. http://www.companiesofcanada.com/company/726420-8/mpd-advertising-inc
  71. ## 2009-12-25
  72. Complaints surface online about MIDAS GOLD withholding funds with recommendations to report to the Canadian police
  73. https://www.complaintsboard.com/complaints/perfect-money-corporation-c287831.html#c546416
  74. ## 2009-12-30
  75. MIDAS GOLD business registration is dissolved by Omar Patryn, but forums show that services continued well into 2011
  76. https://www.ic.gc.ca/app/sccc/CorporationsCanada/fdrlCrpDtls.html?corpId=6951198&V_TOKEN=1511930988373&crpNm=&crpNmbr=695119-8&bsNmbr=
  77. ###
  78. Around December 2009 , reports begin to surface of payment processors closing down MIDAS GOLD accounts due to overwhelming amounts of complaints from MIDAS GOLD users not receiving their funds from MIDAS GOLD. OmaMichael himself responds in the thread
  79. https://www.complaintsboard.com/complaints/midas-gold-exchange-c286802.html
  80. ### In the same year, Liberty Reserve is investigated by Costa Rican
  81. authorities due to questions as to their funding sources. By 2011 they are denied a business license for these reasons and forced to dissolve. Liberty Reserve continues to do business illegally by routing through 5 separate Costa Rican corporate entities.
  82. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liberty_Reserve#Criminal_investigation_and_charges
  83. ### MIDAS GOLD would be seized by the United States Global Illicit Financial Team sometime between 2010-2011
  84. http://m-gold.com/index.html
  85. ## 2013-06-13
  86. Extremely dubious reports of the arrest of an Omar Dhanani in Montreal for money laundering crimes appear on press release websites (very unreliable reports)
  87. https://www.businesspress24.com/pressrelease1236813/omar-dhanani-arrested-in-montreal.html
  88. https://web.archive.org/web/20130701234632/http://internetcybercrime.com/montreal-omar-dhanani-arrested-for-money-laundering/
  89. http://www.realscam.com/attachments/f29/4517d1371775999-welcome-patryn-omar.jpg
  90. ## 2014-04-17
  91. Michael Patryn is nominated to the Bitcoin Foundation by Francis Pouliot, who states in his nomination:
  92. "Michael Patryn has been working with digital currencies since 2002 in the capacity of financial consultant, market maker, and exchanger. As a venture capitalist, Michael has actively invested with and supported over twenty companies within the digital currency space."
  93. ### Which 20 companies? 2002 would be the year Omar Dhanani was working with Shadowcrew laundering funds using E-Gold.
  94. ## 2014-01-26
  95. A profile of Michael Patryn is published on the Lifeboat Foundation website listing him as Director of VFS SECURITIES.
  96. ## 2014-11-12
  97. Quadriga Fintech Solutions is founded by Gerald Cotton and Michael Patryn (Only Gerald Cotton is listed on the SEDAR page for the company).
  98. https://sedar.com/DisplayProfile.do?lang=EN&issuerType=03&issuerNo=00037030"
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Also note early connection between Lovie Horner and Micheal Patryn through the BJJ Foundation (maybe this side-note will be useful at some future point):
https://www.companiesofcanada.com/company/861395-8/world-bjj-federation
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Dearest /r/bitcoin: YOU'RE BUMMING ME OUT

This subject has been weighing heavily on me lately, and I felt it just needs to be said:
It is time to SHIFT and SPREAD the wealth.
One of the more beautiful attributes about Bitcoin is the charitable nature of our community along with the speed and fluidity at which we are able to give on a global scale. And the past month’s rise in value has given all of us a greater ability to do good with what we have.
With this in mind, I would ask everyone here in /bitcoin to please consider spreading the wealth, much farther than to a group of homeless in Florida. This is by no means at all any disrespect towards Jason, as SeansOutpost has been the beacon of light for charitable efforts in the Bitcoin world. He has single-handedly proven to us all what an impact Bitcoin can make on people’s lives. Phraust and I were one of the very first to donate to his cause back in April and our 1 BTC provided 40 meals. We are very supportive of his efforts and it’s amazing how far we have all come since then.
However, there are so many more people in many parts of the world that desperately need our help and I would ask that you start exploring other charities and efforts that accept Bitcoin. I can’t help but be somewhat disappointed in the Bitcoin Black Friday Charity Drive to learn that the BitGive Foundation only received 3 BTC for their campaign to donate to Save the Children’s Typhoon Haiyan Relief Effort whereas Sean’s Outpost received more than 5x as much!
Come on people, let’s show the world how far our community’s heart and help can reach.
~I respectfully ask that the gentleman on ESPN, who received $26k in donations that has pledged to donate to Sean’s Outpost, to please spread the wealth.
~I also respectfully ask Theymos, who has pledged to donate 1000 BTC to Sean’s Outpost from the forum donations, to please spread the wealth.
~And I respectfully ask /bitcoin to please start spreading the wealth. Start reaching out to the organizations that already accept Bitcoin. And if there is a charity that you support that doesn’t currently accept BTC, start the campaign and let us follow your lead!
--Just a few Bitcoin accepting charities and organizations--
BitGive Foundation http://bitgivefoundation.org/donate.html
Bitcoin100 http://bitcoin100.org/about/donation-address/
Bitcoin Not Bombs http://www.bitcoinnotbombs.com/hoodie-the-homeless/
Electronic Frontier Foundation https://supporters.eff.org/donate
Foundation for Economic Education http://www.fee.org/donate/page/donate-bitcoins#axzz2mCVI7JpW
Khan Academy https://www.khanacademy.org/donate
LifeBoat Foundation https://lifeboat.com/ex/donations
PeaceGeeks http://peacegeeks.org/content/donate#by-bitcoin
Sean’s Outpost http://seansoutpost.com/donate/
ShireSharing http://shiresharing.org/
Songs of Love http://www.songsoflove.org/bitcoins/
Virtual Doctors http://www.virtualdoctors.org/the-vdp-now-accepts-donations-in-internet-currency-bitcoin-2/
--Some organizations that are actively collecting for Typhoon Haiyan relief--
Fr33Aid https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Donation-accepting_organizations_and_projects
BitMe https://bitme.com/donate
Cause Central http://www.cause-central.com/blog/2013/11/14/typhoon-haiyan-victims-in-the-philippines-learn-how-you-can-help
Typhoon Haiyan Fund (from BitcoinTalk thread) http://typhoonhaiyanrelieffund.org/
--Other Orgs that accept Bitcoin donations (from Bitcoin Wiki)--
https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Donation-accepting_organizations_and_projects
Edit: People, I am not shaking my finger at everyone saying you SHOULD donate to a cause. I'm asking that IF you are planning on donating, please consider other worthy causes aside from the homeless in Florida. Find a cause that you really believe in and support it.
Also, a few more suggested charities to look into (thank you everyone):
Ludwig von Mises Institute https://mises.org/forms/104/Donate-Bitcoin-to-Mises-Institute
Group B Strep International http://www.groupbstrepinternational.org/you-can-help/make-a-donation/
http://coingiving.com/ and http://tip4commit.com/
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[uncensored-r/Bitcoin] I'm donating 25 Bitcoin to good causes - UPDATE

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The original post can be found(in censored form) at this link:
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The original post's content was as follows:

Goal

At the start of December I pledged to donate 25 Bitcoin, 1 each day leading up to Christmas, to a cause suggested by Bitcoin. This was done publically in the hope to inspire others to donate too, especially people who have benefited from the rise in price recently.
 
It took a long time to read every comment, private message and to check everyones suggestions. Unfortunately not many suggested charities accept Bitcoin. I am posting this update so people can make suggestions for the last few donations and see a list of causes donated to so far.
 
I am hoping that this post and donations will still encourage others in the community to give Bitcoin to good causes.
 

Get involved

Submit a suggestion in the comments of a cause you would like to see donated to. Also post a link to their Bitcoin donation page (not address) if possible. Even if your suggestion is not donated to by me hopefully it may be seen by others here who may choose to donate.
 
I'll ignore any scams, begging, college fund requests etc. I don't donate to individuals so please don't post or PM.
If you wish to give but don't have the time to check these posts for suggestions you can send Bitcoin to my address:  
34WbSyrtibUJiFbRa7ukLC8RGdFMnQRn4b  
I will divide the extra Bitcoin sent to that address by 25 and donate it to each of the chosen causes once all my 25 Bitcoin have been donated.
Thanks to the people who have donated to my address so far.

Proof of funds

Message: "Give Bitcoin this Christmas" Address: 34WbSyrtibUJiFbRa7ukLC8RGdFMnQRn4b Signature: I8vZgsyOb1CKbTjo/Mravp03yIFnC94GNTVYOkBbhIUPUajfKPg4nh8zj7dWu5qzev2nsAtByLwpHHDnVwyAxsI=
Note that the address above doesn't contain 25 now due to sending donations so the funds moved to change addresses. You need to verify it using Trezor.

Donations

Day Cause Proof of donation
1 EFF tx , tx ,tx , tx
2 Khan Academy tx
3 Give Directly tx
4 Andreas Antonopoulos tx
5 MAPS tx
6 help venezuelans tx
7 Wikipedia tx
8 Royal National Lifeboat Institution tx
9 mercy for animals tx
10 Heads Up Guys tx
11 Land + Heart project tx
12 The water project tx
13 3blue1brown Check this amazing video tx
14 Open Medicine Foundation tx tx
15 Tor Project tx
16 Free Software Foundation tx
17 Freedom of the Press Foundation tx
18 Against Malaria Foundation tx
19 MIRI tx
20 TBD
21 TBD
22 TBD
23 TBD
24 TBD
25 TBD
 
P.S I have not seen any suggestions yet for charities dealing with addiction. It would be great if we could get some suggestions for alcohol, drug or gambling addiction.
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[uncensored-r/Bitcoin] I'm donating 25 Bitcoin to good causes this Christmas. Join in and give Bitcoin this Christmas (d...

The following post by deannolan is being replicated because some comments within the post(but not the post itself) have been silently removed.
The original post can be found(in censored form) at this link:
np.reddit.com/ Bitcoin/comments/7ljotm
The original post's content was as follows:

Goal

During December I will donate 25 Bitcoin, 1 each day leading up to Christmas, to a cause suggested by Bitcoin. It can be a charity, open source project, crowdfund or anything else.
 
I am hoping that these daily posts and donations will encourage others in the community to give Bitcoin this Christmas. Especially people who have benefited from the rise in price recently.  

Get involved

Submit a suggestion in the comments of a cause you would like to see donated to. Also post a link to their Bitcoin donation page (not address) if possible. Even if your suggestion is not donated to by me this month hopefully it may be seen by others here who may choose to donate.
 
Each day I'll pick a cause from the suggestions, likely the most upvoted one, and donate 1 Bitcoin to them. I'll ignore any scams, begging, college fund requests etc.
 
I will try to send donations as fast as possible but there may be times where I have to do more research or checks to verify the suggestions are legit.  
If you wish to give but don't have the time to check Reddit for the rest of the month you can send Bitcoin to my address:  
34WbSyrtibUJiFbRa7ukLC8RGdFMnQRn4b  
I will divide the extra Bitcoin sent to that address by 25 and donate it to each of the chosen causes on the 25th or the 26th.
Thanks to the people who have donated to my address so far.

Proof of funds

Message: "Give Bitcoin this Christmas" Address: 34WbSyrtibUJiFbRa7ukLC8RGdFMnQRn4b Signature: I8vZgsyOb1CKbTjo/Mravp03yIFnC94GNTVYOkBbhIUPUajfKPg4nh8zj7dWu5qzev2nsAtByLwpHHDnVwyAxsI=
Note that the address above doesn't contain 25 now due to sending donations so the funds moved to change addresses. You need to verify it using Trezor.

Donations

Day Cause Proof of donation
1 EFF tx , tx ,tx , tx
2 Khan Academy tx
3 Give Directly tx
4 Andreas Antonopoulos tx
5 MAPS tx
6 help venezuelans tx
7 Wikipedia tx
8 Royal National Lifeboat Institution tx
9 mercy for animals tx
10 Heads Up Guys tx
11 Land + Heart project tx
12 The water project tx
13 3blue1brown Check this amazing video tx
14 Open Medicine Foundation tx tx
15 TBD
16 TBD
 
Warning: Don't send to addresses I have without checking donation pages first. Some of those were temp wallets produced by their payment processor.
 
P.S. I don't donate to individuals so please don't post or PM.
 
P.P.S I have not seen any suggestions yet for charities dealing with addiction. It would be great if we could get some suggestions for alcohol, drug or gambling addiction.
 
*P.P.P.S Struggling to find charities that accept Bitcoin. Most suggested so far don't. *
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