It looks like the Bitcoin e-wallet service Vibanko.com by Bitcoin Consultancy—who also run the Bitcoin exchange Intersango —will be shutting down by May 1st 2012. An e-mail from Vibanko CTO Patrick Strateman has been sent out to warn about the imminent closure.
A short warning appears on the Vibanko.com website as an announcement:
Vibanko is no longer being maintained. Please move any remaining funds to Intersango by April 30th.
Originally started as a response to what happened to Mybitcoin.com when the site went AWOL with over $250,000 worth of Bitcoins, Vibanko was implemented in order to fill the niche of a trustworthy e-wallet service that used Bitcoins. However, now it looks like it’s time for it to give way to a new project.
According to the Bitcoin Consultancy projects page, Vibanko has been shut down because it has been “[s]uperseded by Intersango which can be used as a virtual wallet service.”
If you still have Bitcoins held in a Vibanko account it’s time for you to get in and move them out before May 1st.