USMS: A Single Bidder Claimed All Bitcoins in Last Week's Auction

USMS: A Single Bidder Claimed All Bitcoins in Last Week's Auction

Some new information is surfacing with regard to the highly-publicized bitcoin auction held by the United States Marshals Service (USMS) last week. That auction ran for twelve hours from 6am - 6pm. We're learning via a CoinDesk report that the USMS has announced that a single bidder has claimed all 29,656.51306529 bitcoins, which were made available in nine blocks of 3,000 coins, and one block of 2,656.51306529 bitcoins. The Service said the following in a Tuesday statement: The US Marshals Bitcoin auction resulted in one winning bidder. The transfer of the bitcoins to the winner was....


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