The Federal Trade Commission filed a reply in support of its motion for preliminary injunction against Butterfly Labs, alleging that Butterfly Labs used machines that customers ordered to mine bitcoins for themselves before shipping the used machines to their customers, often months after the machines had been ordered. The FTC also alleged that Butterfly Labs executives appropriated corporate funds for their own use. Following negotiations between the FTC and Butterfly Labs, the court reportedly issued an interim order allowing Butterfly Labs to resume limited operations.