Washington – The U.S. Marshals are auctioning
50,000 bitcoins in connection with a civil forfeiture and criminal
action brought against Ross Ulbricht in federal court in the Southern
District of New York.
The auction will take place during a 6-hour period on Dec. 4 from 8:00
a.m. until 2:00 p.m. EST. Bids will be accepted by email from
pre-registered bidders only.
To register, potential bidders must complete all registration
requirements by noon EST Dec. 1. Registration documents that were
submitted for the Marshals’ June Bitcoin auction are not valid for this
auction. Interested bidders must submit new registration documents to be
considered for this auction. The 50,000 bitcoins are offered in 20
blocks: 10 blocks of 2,000 bitcoins and 10 blocks of 3,000 bitcoins. The
winning bidder(s) will be notified on Dec. 5.
The United States and Ulbricht agreed to the sale of these bitcoins,
which was approved by a court order in U.S. District Court for the
Southern District of New York on Jan. 27, 2014.
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