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For Immediate Release

August 08, 2016 Lynzey Donahue, Office of Public Affairs (202) 307-9075;
U.S. Marshals Office of Public Affairs (202) 307-9065
U.S. Marshals to Hold Bitcoin Auction
Approximately 2,700 bitcoins from 12 cases to be sold
Washington - The U.S. Marshals are auctioning one block of approximately 2,700 bitcoins in connection with various federal criminal, civil and administrative cases.

To register, potential bidders must complete all registration requirements by noon EDT Aug. 18. A $100,000 deposit is required to participate. Deposits will be returned to non-winning bidders.

The auction will take place during a 6-hour period Aug. 22 from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. EDT. Bids will be accepted by email from pre-registered bidders only.

The winning bidder will be notified Aug 22. Further details on the auction are available at

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