Square Cash App Blocks a Bitcoin User’s Access to Account with No Explanation
Bitcoin proponent Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey’s Cash App seized the funds of a user who was using it to buy Bitcoin.
The crypto user took to Twitter to share their grievance that they have been a user of the app for years to buy “thousands of dollars worth of Bitcoin” and convert it into fiat.
This happened while Bitcoin is enjoying a rally; today, it surged $15,000, up more than 100% YTD.
According to the app user, he wasn't “engaged in any shady activity,” but Square’s Cash App reversed his withdrawals and took all his money, over $1,000.
“After a recent review of your transfer of funds, we detected the use at Cash App for activity in violation of Cash App, Terms of Service. As a result, you will no longer be able to use Cash App to send or receive payments,” said the message from Cash App’s email support. It further read:
“We are also exercising our discretion under Sections 4 and 5 of the Cash App Terms of service in the decision to block or reverse your transfer of funds.
For security reasons. Unfortunately, we cannot provide more details regarding our decision.”
As per the company policy, in peer-to-peer money transmission service, fraudulent transactions may result in the loss of funds with no recourse at all.
The crypto community voiced against this move, with Samson Mow, CSO of Blockstream, pointing how “This can and will happen with every custodial service; it doesn’t matter if their CEO is nice or supportive of Bitcoin.”
Miles Suter, Square’s cryptocurrency expert, then responded that it was all a mistake, and the issue has been resolved.
“There was a mistake made here. Your account should be in good standing, and your withdrawal is not going to be reversed,” said Suter.