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Why was Stripe disabled?

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LustForKinkyStripe

Why was Stripe disabled?

Post by LustForKinkyStripe » Thu Jun 28, 2018 3:04 pm

I will ask again. I know you are here, parityboy, answering other questions but ignoring my Stripe question.

Are you deliberately ignoring it, or just don't know why yourself? Please at least tell me!

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parityboy
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Re: Why was Stripe disabled?

Post by parityboy » Fri Jun 29, 2018 7:02 pm

@OP

No, I'm not ignoring it. I'm not staff, so I have no information regarding Stripe. df or Fermi would be better people to ask.


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rg

Re: Why was Stripe disabled?

Post by rg » Fri Jun 29, 2018 7:29 pm

@OP

check out > okaruto.space <




Stripe ceased accepting Bitcoin awhile ago so do try working something out with our senpai @okaruto.space


AnonAsPossible
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Re: Why was Stripe disabled?

Post by AnonAsPossible » Sat Jun 30, 2018 7:12 am

Stripe was very easy & quick with anonymous Visa Gift cards. The next payment provider should be just as easy & convenient.

Edit; I just noticed other posts asking about Stripe too. The proper way to run a successful business is to ALREADY HAVE a replacement ready before disabling Stripe. You're probably losing a lot of orders without a replacement payment service. :thumbdown:


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JJRockerJJ

Re: Why was Stripe disabled?

Post by JJRockerJJ » Sun Jul 01, 2018 12:06 pm

AnonAsPossible wrote:The proper way to run a successful business is to ALREADY HAVE a replacement ready before disabling Stripe. You're probably losing a lot of orders without a replacement payment service. :thumbdown:
I don't think they give a fuck. ;)

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df
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Re: Why was Stripe disabled?

Post by df » Wed Jul 04, 2018 1:31 pm

Stripe dropped us as customers because "it appears we're doing business with people residing in Iran", and Stripe is a US company so they don't want to get caught up in those US/Iran sanctions.
I tried to explain to them that cryptostorm would most likely be excluded from those sanctions because of the 2010 amendments referenced in https://www.treasury.gov/resource-cente ... reedom.pdf , but it was easier to just dump us than risk violating those sanctions.

We didn't have a replacement ready when that happened because we weren't expecting that to happen.
Stripe provides card processing for dozens of other VPN providers, some of who specifically advertise to Iranians, so I thought it was odd that we were being singled out and those other providers weren't.
I asked Stripe about that, they gave me some generic response about them not being able to give exact reasons for dumping us because it would disclose details about their approval process, or some shit like that.

As others have mentioned, a lot of people like the way we had Stripe set up, so I'm still looking for an alternative that can provide the same functionality (mainly support for those prepaid Visa/MC cards, and minimal required customer data).
Some of the ones I've applied at so far have denied the application, which means Stripe's financial partners (banks) most likely black listed us, and some of those new places I've applied at are using the same banks.
So I'm still shopping for a replacement that meets our needs. Once approved, it'll go live as soon as possible.

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