Coinbase Users Move To Stay Unnamed, Quash IRS Summons

Law360, Washington (May 17, 2017, 7:51 PM EDT) -- A pair of anonymous Coinbase customers have asked a California federal court to allow them to remain unidentified and to intervene in an IRS effort to enforce a summons for customer names, data and correspondence from the virtual currency exchange company.

Two Coinbase customers identified as John Does 1 and 2 said in their two motions Monday that Coinbase, since it is not under IRS investigation, does not represent their interests so they have every right to intervene in the case. They also said they should remain anonymous because unveiling their names will result in the IRS merely trying to "artificially...

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