Feds to Auction Silk Road Bitcoins Belonging to Ross William Ulbricht
Last week, the US Marshals Service announced that it will hold an auction on December 4, to sell 50,000 bitcoins that belong to Ross William Ulbricht. Ulbricht is alleged to have operated the first Silk Road website that was often used for illegal activity including drug trafficking. According to the US Marshals Service, Ulbricht had 114,000 bitcoins stored on his computers when they were seized by federal authorities after his arrest last month.
The value of the bitcoins for sale are worth almost $19 million.
In June, a purchaser bought almost 30,000 bitcoins for $18 million at the first auction of Bitcoins taken from Silk Road’s servers. To take part in December’s auction, Bitcoin enthusiast must register with the US Marshals Service before December 1.
According to the US Marshals Service, the Bitcoins will be auctioned in two groups. The first Bitcoin group requires bidders to post a $100,000 deposit and consists of up to 10 blocks of 2,000 bitcoins. The second group requires that bidders post a $150,000 deposit and consists of up to 10 blocks of 3,000 bitcoins.
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