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U.S. marshals to be auctioned nearly 4,000 confiscated bitcoins for cash

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22 Jan Service U.S. marshals will auction 3813 bitcoins confiscated in criminal, civil and administrative cases, according to Reuters.

The upcoming auction will last six hours. The coins will be sold in the form of 11 blocks: five, 500 bitcoins, five 100 and one in the district 813 BTC. Minimum Deposit for those wishing to participate in the auction will be $200 thousand.

We will remind, the first auction of bitcoins, the marshals service United States held in 2014, funds were withdrawn from trading platform Silk Road. Then the 30,000 BTC were sold by the notorious investor Tim Draper. In addition, part of Silk Road bitcoins gained Bitcoin Investment Trust Barry Silbert and other well-known companies.

It is noteworthy that involved in the seizure of bitcoins security officers then also was not clean at hand. In particular, to make noise, the story of Secret Service agent USA Sean Bridges, which, using office position, has appropriated a large number of coins, but in the end was exposed and went to six years behind bars.

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