Bitcoin Auction was won by venture capitalist Tim Draper and Vaurum

Bitcoin Auction was won by venture capitalist Tim Draper and Vaurum

Tim Draper, Founder and Managing Director of Draper Fisher Jurvetson, won U. S. Marshals' Bitcoin auction. The Bitcoin auction is estimated to be worth a whopping 18 million USD. Since the news came out earlier today that there was only one winner of the auction, there have been many speculated guesses on who that winner was. Tim Draper was probably not one of the options for the many speculators. Editor's Note: The USMS has sent the won bitcoins to Tim Draper already in this transaction. Let's just say that the US government has never moved ~$19 million worth of anything for such a cheap....


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