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Petition to Bernie Sanders, Kevin Brady, Orrin Hatch, Charles Schumer, Jeff Merkley, Jack Reed, Eleanor Norton, Elizabeth Warren, Edward Markey, Dick Durbin, Barbara Boxer, John Conyers

Congressional Investigation into Coinbases ability to service accounts.

Coinbase is a Digital Currency trading platform giving customers the ability to buy and sell Digital Currency on line and through their phones.  Due to the fluctuations in digital currency the asset is extremely volatile.  Coinbase customer service takes 48 to 72 hours to let locked out customers back in once locked out and it can be longer if there is any sort of problem.  Their systems are routinely down leading to customers not being able to get back into their account for even longer.  When this happens you have customers in a volatile asset at the mercy of Coinbase to let them back in while their account value can wildly fluctuate.  This petition hopes to solve the problems Coinbase has in servicing accounts, and not have customers locked into a volatile asset for any longer then it would take a Brokerage or a Bank of this size to service a customers account.   THIS IS A PETITION TO CALL FOR SPECIAL COUNSEL TO CONDUCT A COMPLETE AND THROUGH IMPARTIAL, BIPARTISAN INVESTIGATION INTO COINBASE ON THE FOLLOWING MATTERS: 1)  The ability for Coinbase to service accounts in a timely manner. 2)  The average length of time a Coinbase customer is locked out of their account for any reason, and the length of time it took for Coinbase customer service to get them back into their account. 3)  Coinbase boasts 50B+ in Digital Currency exchanged, and 10m+ Customers served.  Do they have the infrastructure to handle such large volumes of customers and transaction and resolve problems within a reasonable amount of time? 4)  What is a reasonable amount of time for a customer of Coinbase to be locked out of their account?  Especially one that fluctuates so wildly. 5)  Is it just company growing pains or negligence by Coinbase by not providing the infrastructure for customers to get back into their accounts in a timely fashion, and still accepting new accounts making the problem worse. 6) If it is decided to be negligence. is Coinbase responsible in any way for losses incurred by customers who where unable to get back into their account due to low staffing, long wait times, systems being down, and not being able to resolve issues in a timely fashion.  All while accepting new customers. Possible solutions:  A cap on accounts Coinbase can open until they can service accounts in a timely fashion (A metric can be used based on historical fluctuation).  A hard limit on the length of time a customer can be locked out of their account.  Backup systems for when their vital systems have outages.  Not having Coinbase and GDAX connected, so if you are locked out of one you can still trade on the other.

Michael Miller
44 supporters
Update posted 2 days ago

Petition to U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Senate, Paul Ryan, Nancy Pelosi

Demand Congress publicize taxpayer-funded harassments settlements

Did you know that Congress is using taxpayer money to protect harassers in government from being held accountable to their actions? Since its creation 20 years ago, Congress has spent over $15 million to settle cases of harassment brought against lawmakers. Sign my petition to demand transparency from Congress and to hold both parties accountable to preventing harassment at any level of government. In addition to the lack of transparency, the reporting process makes it very difficult to hold harassers accountable. Before a formal complaint can be filed, accusers are required to wait thirty days for both counseling and mediation, in addition to sign a non-disclosure agreements. This last requirement prevents accusers from ever speaking about the case or warning their coworkers about a predatory employee. Sexual misconduct and other inappropriate conduct should not be tolerated at any level of government, no matter the party or ideological persuasion. Both men and women staff members have the right to expect professional conduct and a safe working environment. Parents should have confidence that the internships their sons and daughters take in government will not put them in danger of being harassed. Senators and Representatives on both sides of the aisle must be held to account for their actions, just as any other citizen in a civil society. How do I cast my vote for a candidate if I don’t have important information on their behavior representing me in Washington DC? It is dishonest to create special privileges for legislators to get away with predatory behavior and intolerable to set up a taxpayer-funded slush fund to settle complaints with no public disclosure or accountability. We demand that the leadership of both parties in the House and Senate disclose names on whose behalf payment was made and the category of claim. We demand accountability and transparency on the part of those elected to serve.  

John Neal
31,259 supporters
Update posted 6 days ago

Petition to Congressman Michael Burgess, Congressman Brett Guthrie, Members of the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health

PLEASE SUPPORT BARBARA LEE’S - BILL H.R. 326 THE NEUROMYELITIS OPTICA CONSORTIUM ACT

On January 5th 2017, Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-Calif) introduced to the House of Congress Bill H.R. 326 The Neuromyelitis Consortium Act, on behalf of patients with Neuromyelitis Optica. (also known as Devic's Disease) Congresswoman Lee has introduced this bill since 2013.  Again in 2015 and 2017.  Each time the bill has been introduced to the House Committee of Energy and Commerce, who have then sent it to the Sub Committee on Health.  Each of those years including 2017, it has stalled and never advanced from the House to the Senate.  We need your support and that of your respective state’s lawmakers to help sponsor this bill. Please support this Bill and urge your State’s Representatives to do the same.  We need 100,000 signatures to be heard by Congress!!! Currently, there is no known cause for NMO, nor cure.  We need to know why and how to cure this rare orphan autoimmune disease of the Central Nervous System, that can blind, paralyze or do both. 9 out of 10 are women with a median age of 40.  Toddlers up to nonagenarians are not immune from this disease.  NMO affects all races and socio economic classes.   We need improved response and treatment protocols across the U.S. in every state, in every hospital.  Only 1% of doctors will have ever treated a diagnosed case of NMO in their lifetime, meaning the other 99% have only text book experience in treating an NMO patient. Those with no diagnosis can sometimes receive the wrong diagnosis of MS, ADEM, Transverse Myelitis, Meningitis, etc.  And with a wrong diagnosis comes the wrong treatments that can make you worse! H.R. 326 would amend the Public Health Service act to create a National Neuromyelitis Optica Consortium . It would provide grants and organize research with reference to the causes of and risk factors for Neuromyelitis Optica.   Part B of title IV of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 284 et seq.) would be amended by adding after section 409J the following new section:  409K. NATIONAL NEUROMYELITIS OPTICA CONSORTIUM.   It would require the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to  establish, administer and oversee this consortium to: award grants for research on the causes of, and the risk factors and biomarkers associated with, NMO; assemble a panel of experts to provide guidance and recommendations on research design and protocols; and designate a central laboratory to collect and analyze data from this research and to make the data and analysis available to researchers. (excerpt bulletpoints from congress.gov – summary tab) To view H.R. 326: https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/326/text Neuromyelitis  Optica (NMO) is an uncommon disease syndrome of the central nervous system (CNS) that affects the optic nerves and spinal cord. Individuals with NMO develop optic neuritis, which causes pain in the eye and vision loss, and transverse myelitis, which causes weakness, numbness, and sometimes paralysis of the arms and legs, along with sensory disturbances and loss of bladder and bowel control. NMO leads to loss of myelin, which is a fatty substance that surrounds nerve fibers and helps nerve signals move from cell to cell. The syndrome can also damage nerve fibers and leave areas of broken-down tissue. In the disease process of NMO, for reasons that aren’t yet clear, immune system cells and antibodies attack and destroy myelin cells in the optic nerves and the spinal cord. (Definition courtesy of the Guthy Jackson NMO Foundation) This petition is dedicated to my daughter Ria Fincham (pictured above) who is one of the 15,000 patients bravely battling this disease since July 1, 2012 and to all the NMO patients and their families who need your help moving forward towards a cure. This petition is directed to: House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health Congressman Michael C. Bergman (chairman); Congressman Brett Guthrie (vice chairman), et al   Please Sign and Share!!!  

Cindy Fincham
3,520 supporters